Dual agency situations for real estate agents can be quite an attractive proposition for them.  Instead of having to split a 5% commission with another agent for the sale of a house, an agent can keep all of that money for themselves if they can find both a buyer or a seller. When this happens, the real estate agent has a number of obligations that arise, to ensure that he or she is treating both clients appropriately.  The case of Partners Realty Ltd. v. Morrow, 2014 ONSC 124 is a good example of a case where the agent failed to meet all of her obligations in a dual agency situation, so she lost out on her commission.

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