2020 Wyoming Statutes
Title 33 - Professions and Occupations
Chapter 28 - Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons
Article 3 - Broker Relationships
Section 33-28-304 - Agent Engaged by Buyer.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 33-28-304 (2020)

33-28-304. Agent engaged by buyer.

(a) A licensee engaged by a buyer to act as a buyer's agent shall have the following duties and obligations:

(i) To perform the terms of the written agreement made with the buyer;

(ii) To exercise reasonable skill and care for the buyer;

(iii) To promote the interests of the buyer with the utmost good faith, loyalty and fidelity, including:

(A) To seek a price and terms which are acceptable to the buyer, except that the licensee shall not be obligated to seek other properties while the buyer is a party to a contract to purchase property;

(B) To present all offers to and from the buyer in a timely manner regardless of whether the buyer is already a party to a contract to purchase property;

(C) To disclose to the buyer adverse material facts actually known by the licensee;

(D) To counsel the buyer as to any material benefits or risks of a transaction which are actually known by the licensee;

(E) To advise the buyer to obtain expert advice as to material matters about which the licensee knows but the specifics of which are beyond the expertise of the licensee;

(F) To account in a timely manner for all money and property received; and

(G) To inform the buyer that the buyer may be vicariously liable for the acts of the buyer's agent that are approved, directed or ratified by the buyer.

(iv) To comply with all requirements of this article; and

(v) To comply with any applicable federal, state or local laws, rules, regulations or ordinances.

(b) The following information shall not be disclosed by a licensee acting as a buyer's agent without the informed consent of the buyer:

(i) That a buyer is willing to pay more than the purchase price for the property;

(ii) What the motivating factors are for the party buying the property;

(iii) That the buyer will agree to financing terms other than those offered;

(iv) Any material information about the buyer unless disclosure is required by law or failure to disclose the information would constitute fraud or dishonest dealing.

(c) A licensee acting as a buyer's agent owes no duty or obligation to the seller, except that a licensee acting as a buyer's agent shall not make any material misrepresentation or fraudulent misrepresentation regarding an adverse material fact actually known by the licensee.

(d) A buyer's agent owes no duty to conduct an independent investigation of the buyer's financial condition and owes no duty to independently verify the accuracy or completeness of statements made by the buyer or any independent inspector.

(e) A buyer's agent may show properties in which the buyer is interested to other prospective buyers without breaching any duty or obligation to the buyer. Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit a buyer's agent from showing competing buyers the same property and from assisting competing buyers in attempting to purchase or lease a particular property.

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