Under Nebraska law, real estate agents have limited authority to act on their client's behalf. They cannot enter into agreements or contracts on your behalf - only you can sign the necessary contracts and forms. However, they can give you advice and provide you with the benefit of their expertise and experience to help you make the best decisions regarding your home purchase or sale.
Buyer's agents are able to act for their clients without a written agreement, but sellers and seller's agents must sign a written agreement before the agent can provide any services to a seller. If the agent is acting for both parties, a special agency agreement is required under which the agent agrees to withhold confidential information on behalf of either client from parties on the other side of the transaction.