Market Wise Q&A column: Why Won't The Listing Agent Share the Pending Sale Price?


Pat Kapowich for the San Jose Mercury News Q: We are waiting to put our home on the market until a nearby house that is under contract completes its sale. The reason we have to wait is because the Listing Agent on the that property refuses to share what price was actually received with our Agent. Is this unprofessional behavior for Agents not to help one another as our Agent indicated?

A: No. Only a poor representative would share his or her client’s negotiations before a transaction had concluded. In addition, Listing Agents must have their Sellers’ written permission to divulge the agreed upon price during a Pending Sale.


Realtor Pat Kapowich, Kapowich Real Estate, is a Certified Residential Broker and instructs quarterly in real estate at De Anza College.  Contact him at (408) 245-7700 or

Realtor Pat Kapowich. Broker/Owner Certified Residential Broker ABR, CRS, GRI & SRES Home Sales Expertise and Experience (408) 245-7700