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Let’s say you’ve just decided to sell your home and your favorite sister-in-law is a real estate professional. It follows that you may go to her for advice, and maybe even ask her to be your seller’s agent. (Ditto if you’re looking to buy in the area where she works.)

Are you working with a real estate professional—who also happens to be a close family member—to sell or buy a home? Then you may be wondering whether or not you’re legally required to disclose the nature of your relationship with an agent to everyone involved in your transaction.

Keep reading to learn more about when disclosure is necessary. And how you and your agent can go about delivering the information in the right way.