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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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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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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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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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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Chris 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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Rebecca Corcoran

As an associate at Dickson Frohlich, Rebecca is active in the firm’s business law department. She can help with entity formation, intellectual property, as well as any necessary litigation involving your business’s needs

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Daniel 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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Alexander 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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George Knight

George is an honors graduate of Emory University School of Law. While there, George served on the Emory Law Journal as an Articles Editor.

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Reed Speir

Born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, Reed Speir has lived in the Tacoma area since 1994. Reed earned his law degree from Seattle University School of Law.

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