Single agent dual agency allows one agent to represent both the buyer and seller at the same time. That means the agent is not required to put your interests first. I agree with the position of The National Association of Exclusive Buyer’s Agents that the ethics of such representation is questionable. So dual agency is dangerous for you, as it shortchanges both buyer and seller. But its good for agents, as it allows them to collect a double commission at your expense. I never act as a dual agent and always provide exclusive representation. To learn how to avoid dual agency, read my 5 part blog series “Is Your Agent Disloyal“. Also on my website is my article, 5 Things Agents Won’t Tell You, where I explain that dual agency occurs due to the failure of agents to get informed consent from you. Don’t be ripped off – insist on exclusive agency.