Legal Question in Real Estate Law in California

I am an agent in Ca, My broker is saying that I have to use his escrow and Title company, I had a really bad experience when I use his company last time. I am representing the seller , and the seller wants my to use an other escrow and title company. Can My broker legally make me use his company?

Asked on 7/27/13, 4:39 pm

4 Answers from Attorneys

Joel Selik

The client chooses, not the agent or broker.

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Answered on 7/27/13, 4:42 pm

Terry A. Nelson Nelson & Lawless

He is your employer, so you'll have to work it out to satisfy the client.

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Answered on 7/27/13, 4:44 pm
Bryan Whipple Bryan R. R. Whipple, Attorney at Law

My understanding is that the PARTIES to a real estate transaction select their escrow agent. Unless the contract between your brokerage firm and the seller specifically delegates the authority to select the escrow agent to the firm, which would be unusual, the authority to select the escrow holder remains with your client (the seller) and the buyer.

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Answered on 7/27/13, 5:22 pm
Anthony Roach Law Office of Anthony A. Roach

It isn't your choice, it's a dispute between the broker you work for and the seller. Your broker is your seller's broker. If your broker wants to be obnoxious enough, he'll lose business. Frankly, I am amazed that in the current market your broker would make such stringent demands.

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Answered on 7/27/13, 6:05 pm

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