Assisting with real estate disputes between brokers and buyers

Many real estate transactions involve a broker or agent who works closely with the property buyer and/or seller throughout the deal. Unfortunately, there is the opportunity for disputes to arise between brokers and the parties to the transaction in several different ways. If your broker causes you to suffer losses, you should always seek the as15 minutesistance of an experienced real estate attorney to discuss how you can hold the broker liable. Conversely, if you are a broker and have been accused of any type of wrongful or negligent activity, you should always seek representation from a real estate lawyer.

If you are involved in a broker dispute, call the Dickson Frohlich in Seattle or Tacoma at (206) 621-1110 or (253) 572-1000 today.

Basis for broker disputes

Broker disputes can arise out of many different sets of circumstances for many different reasons, including the following:

  • Breach of contract
  • Breach of fiduciary duty1
  • Violations of building codes
  • Failing to disclose material property defects
  • Failing to disclose liens or lawsuits that may affect the property sale
  • Negligent or fraudulent misrepresentation of facts such as value of the property
  • Other claims of misconduct

Legal claims between brokers and buyers or sellers have the potential to be lengthy cases that may lead to a trial. In order to limit the time, money, and energy you spend on your case, an attorney can help you explore alternate dispute resolution methods, including negotiation, mediation, or arbitration.2 Whether you are bringing a claim against a broker or a defending against a claim, it is important to settle the dispute in the most efficient way possible.

During a real estate transaction, it is always important to carefully document every communication in order to protect your rights should a legal issue later arise. An attorney can advise you on best practices to help avoid legal claims down the road.

Contact an experienced real estate lawyer for a free 15-minute consultation

If you are involved in a real estate transaction or dispute with a broker, you should not delay in consulting with an experienced real estate attorney at the Dickson Frohlich in Seattle or Tacoma today.

We offer free 15-minute phone consultations, so call today at (206) 621-1110 or (253) 572-1000 for help.


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    Attorney Thomas L. Dickson

    Thomas L. Dickson

    Tom is an experienced litigator and the founding partner of the Dickson Frohlich. For over 30 years, he’s helped clients prevail in their real estate, construction, and business law matters.

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    Attorney Robert P. Dickson

    Robert P. Dickson

    The core of Rob’s legal practice is civil litigation, with an emphasis on construction, real estate, and business law. He represents a wide range of clients, from large construction companies to individual homeowners.

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    Attorney Daniel J. Frohlich

    Daniel J. Frohlich

    Dan’s legal practice focuses on civil litigation, real estate law, business law and probate law. He has more than 10 years of experience as an attorney serving clients throughout Western Washington.

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    Attorney Mark S. Johnson

    Mark S. Johnson

    Mark’s legal practice focuses on civil litigation, real estate law, business law and family law. He works tirelessly to help his clients achieve the outcome they are looking for.

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    Attorney Daniel E. Pizarro

    Daniel E. Pizarro

    As an associate at Dickson Frohlich, Daniel is active in the firm’s civil litigation department. His practice is mainly centered around real estate law, landlord-tenant law, construction law, and probate law.

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    Attorney George Knight

    George Knight

    As an associate at Dickson Frohlich, George is active in the firm’s civil litigation and transactional departments. His practice is mainly centered around business law, real estate law, construction law, employment law, and probate law.

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    Attorney Chris J. Lindemeier

    Chris J. Lindemeier

    As an associate at Dickson Frohlich, Chris practices in a wide range of areas, including business law, real estate law, civil litigation, and intellectual property law.

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    Attorney Alexander J. Wisbey

    Alexander J. Wisbey

    Alexander Wisbey comes to the firm with 5 years of experience as a litigator and trial attorney. He has first chaired several jury trials and has extensive experience handling arbitrations, mediations, depositions, and settlements.

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    Attorney Jennifer Yoo

    Jennifer Yoo

    Jennifer is an associate attorney at Dickson Frohlich where her current practice focuses on real estate law, contract and commercial disputes, and business law.

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    Attorney Cambria A. Queen

    Cambria A. Queen

    Cambria is an Associate with Dickson Frohlich PS in the civil litigation department, where she practices primarily real estate and probate law.

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    Attorney Alex J. Britain

    Alex J. Britain

    Since becoming an attorney, Alex Britain has practiced extensively in the areas of estate planning, probate, and civil litigation, especially related to probate issues.

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    Attorney Katherine E. Baals

    Katherine E. Baals

    As an associate at Dickson Frohlich, Katherine practices in a range of areas, including real estate, construction, business, and civil litigation.

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