When Can Buyers and Sellers Talk Directly With Each Other?  

    There’s a well-established protocol that buyers and sellers are to communicate with each other solely through their agents and not directly during the course of a transaction to buy and sell a home. Here are two things you may not know.

    Sellers can talk with buyers and/or their agents at open houses as long as they only discuss features of the house and not price or terms. They can also give their cell number to inspectors to answer questions that may arise during the home inspection.

    At closing, buyers and sellers are advised to exchange contact info so they can be in direct communication later on for any reason. During a pre-closing final walk-through, I like to make the seller available to provide an orientation to the buyer to explain how things work. 

Author: Golden Real Estate, Inc.

Golden Real Estate is a prominent member of the Denver/Jefferson County real estate scene. Based in Golden, we service both Denver and Jeffco, representing both buyers and sellers. We're well known for Broker Jim Smith's weekly "Real Estate Today" column published in the Denver and Jeffco editions of the Denver Post's YourHub section each Thursday. The column also appears in several weekly newspapers and is archived at www.JimSmithColumns.com. We have nine agents, all of whom are Realtors and EcoBrokers. Our office is Net Zero Energy since December 2017, and several of us drive electrics cars. Known for our sustainable practices, we accept polystyrene (aka "Styrofoam") for recycling, keeping 200 cubic yards per year out of area landfills.

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