There are buyers out there who feel obligated to use a particular real estate agent. Maybe its a friend, maybe it's a relative or maybe an acquaintance that has talked to you about RE in the past.
You feel like you have to use them and may feel trapped by a specific agent. This is not the time or place for guilt.
How do I know? Buyers tell me. Just in the past couple of weeks, two callers asked me about properties.
When asked if they had a buyer's agent, the responses were disturbing.
They "sort of" have an agent, don't feel he/she is looking out for them. The agent does want a sale.
The buyers are told 'when you find something you like, you call me'. One agent had not gotten back to this buyer for several weeks...not even when, what could have been a perfect house, was listed with this agent's office. By the time the buyer found it through an open house, it was already under contract!
Buyers, your job to not to make the real estate agent feel good or to give them business because they 'need' the sale.
You have a choice to choose an agent that is looking out for your interests, getting you the best house, the best deal, the best inspectors, lenders, title attorney, and anything else that you need for a smooth transaction.
Looking for your new home should be a fun and exciting experience.
Your job is not to worry about the agent.
Thinking about buying or selling a home
Call Margaret Rome