I think REAs are often stuck in a hard place. For them to do the absolute best for their client, they sometimes need to be less than completely forthcoming with buyers, and for them to secure the sale sometimes they need to be tactful and persuasive with clients to steer them in a certain direction towards a sale result. It's really not possible to be 'ethically' perfect for both sides, in every situation, every time. This is no different to the auctioneer of the day. The best ones certainty won't stop pushing the bids higher after they know they have passed the reserve, but rather will add fuel to the heightened emotions of bidders to get their every last cent. They have a responsibility to the seller who has engaged them in good faith that they will do everything possible to get them the best result. Business is often a tough game, to say the least. Opinions?