I am a mediator for the CAR and I have been for years. Many of our complaints are agents acting as double agents. Perhaps the most troubling thing about dual agency is that clients often don`t know that their agent is working for both the buyer and the seller. Perhaps the real estate agent® does not recognize the conflict of interest. Maybe he or she is just doing a bad job of explaining the agency. They ignore what is really happening to have the chance to get both sides of the deal. Whatever the reason, it is quite possible to end up with a double agent without realizing it. If the buying client chose to make an offer on the seller`s property, the simultaneous representation of two opposing parties in a single transaction would create an inherent conflict of interest based on common law principles. .