Buying or selling a home is often the single biggest financial decision people make in their lives. Whether you are a first-time homebuyer, are looking for a second home, or need to sell property, you will likely hire a real estate agent for assistance. In fact, according to the National Association of Realtors, about 87% of homebuyers used a real estate agent’s services in 2015, up from about 69% in 2001.
But what happens if your relationship with the agent sours? How do you protect yourself? What steps should you take to ensure that your interests are protected?