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"Dual Agent Distortions in Real Estate Transactions"
Real Estate Economics (2015)
  • Ken Johnson, Florida International University
  • Zhenguo Lin, California State University, Fullerton
  • Jia Xie, Bank of Canada
This paper investigates price distortions in dual agent real estate transactions. Consistent with the literature, we find that dual agent has a null effect on sale price. However, dual agent distortions on sale price emerge after controlling for the ownership of the property. We find that dual agent is associated with a 7.19 percent price premium on agent owned properties, but a 13.06 percent price discount on government owned properties and a 7.04 percent discount on bank owned properties. In addition, market conditions also play an important role in such price distortions.
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Ken Johnson, Zhenguo Lin and Jia Xie. ""Dual Agent Distortions in Real Estate Transactions"" Real Estate Economics Vol. 43 Iss. 2 (2015) p. 507 - 536
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