Why even consider sub-agency if it is so rarely used by real estate brokerage firms.
This will seem out of date for those who remember the battles within the industry between supporters of sub-agency and buyer-agency. However, many REALTORS® who joined the industry within the last decade have misunderstood the meaning of the term sub-agency. Agents who do not understand the term can not properly explain it to a seller when reviewing a listing agreement. A few listing agents have mistakenly told clients that sub-agency is a listing firms share of the commission while buyer agency is the buyer-brokers share. This has also lead to misunderstandings about how to input this information into MRIS.