Clearwater Beach Real Estate | It’s Illegal!

Clearwater Real Estate Agent Explains NO Dual Agency

Did you know that fruitcake was a year-round favorite in Europe until a law was passed in the 18th century restricting consumption of fruitcake to just the holiday season.

Well, Florida has struggled with Dual Agency for about as long as Europe struggled with fruitcake, but
Dual Agency is illegal in Florida… :-).

Since it’s the holiday season, and many of you are thinking about buying a condo in Clearwater Beach, Sand Key or Island Estates to get away from the snow and cold. With such an important decision in mind, you should understand your Agency relationship with your real estate agent.

Florida Real Estate Law on Real Estate Representation

Here is the Florida Real Estate Law describing Agency:

Okay, so basically, Dual Agency occurs when any Clearwater beach real estate brokerage performs in a fiduciary capacity to both the buyer and seller of any real estate transaction (Again this is illegal in Florida).

In my opinion, when you come to Clearwater Beach Florida to buy a home or condo (or anywhere in the Tampa Bay area for that matter), most buyers want someone to represent them and not work for both them (the home or condo buyer) and the seller of the property at the same time (Transaction Broker in Florida Law). That way, you can ask the real estate agent you select to act in a fiduciary capacity and fully represent your interests (Single Agent in Florida Law). Make sense?

You will be happy to know that Cyndee and I have represented many
satisfied Tampa Bay real estate buyers of condos, homes and townhomes and some of them have even let us take a video telling their stories.

So, when you decide to visit Clearwater Beach and the Tampa Florida Beaches, just call to let us know when you are arriving to set up some time to see condos or homes in your price range that cater to your lifestyle:

  • Clearwater beach condos,
  • Tampa Bay Luxury waterfront homes,
  • Homes along the intercoastal deep waters of Island Estates for your yacht docked out back,
  • Homes and condos on our fabulous golf courses or
  • tennis anyone?

We’ve got it all and they come with the bluest backyards! The best part is you can enjoy the Florida Lifestyle here ALL year long if you’d like! So just bring the suntan lotion and come ready to relax because when it comes to Florida real estate representation …we’ve got you covered!

We look forward to meeting you and helping you with your Clearwater Beach real estate purchase (as well as homes and condos in the greater Tampa Bay area).

Clearwater Florida Real Estate in the Sun

Are you looking to buy a Winter home in Clearwater on the water or a Clearwater Florida vacation condo / home away from home in the Tampa Bay area we can help. We can help you find the perfect Clearwater second home or condo.  In addition we can help you find a Clearwater area bargain: distressed, pre-foreclosure, foreclosures and short sales for waterfront homes and condos. Here’s what some of our past clients have to say about how we helped them….


Buyers tell us that selecting the best Realtor in Clearwater Beach Florida especially online or from a distance, can be a challenge. Some of our past clients agreed to share their experiences and tell you why they think you should work with us.

Click on the photos below and meet some of our clients and now friends…we’d love to be YOUR choice too!

The above information and images are Copyright © 2007 Jack and Cyndee Haydon,  REALTORS and your Clearwater Beach Real Estate Consultants and may not be copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed or published. All rights reserved. Plagiarism will be detected and is punishable by law.

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