Caveat Emptor is Latin for “Let the buyer beware.”
Before buyer agency became a thing in the late 90s, all real estate agents had legal obligations to sellers only.
Even when they were working for the buyer.
In the strictest interpretation of the law at the time, when a buyer made an offer at one price but told their agent they would go higher, that agent was legally obliged to disclose that tasty morsel of information to the listing agent.
You didn’t have to have integrity to realize that as...