There are many business models for Real Estate companies. Real Estate brokers are not required to be part of the Realtors Association. Listings are not required to be placed on the MLS. Compensations can be different from company to company, if any compensation is offered.
The MLS is an offering of compensation to cooperating brokers. Nothing more. This broker does not appear to be offering compensation to MLS participating brokers. If this is the business model and their marketing efforts are clearly displayed on the listing with the seller then they do not appear to be doing anything wrong.... more
Not sure what you're asking. Accord? I am not sure why a listing agent would require to be present for a showing when Fannie Mae is the owner. Often Fannie Mae has special keys installed or they want the listers to use a special combo lockbox but I have never seen a lister needing to be present. maybe just a control freak Realtor.... more
Yes, they can decline to show the property. Once there is an offer in place the seller may have directed them to not show the property anymore. It robably still shows as being available on public websites, but shows as having an offer in MLS.
The term "pending bank approval" indicates to me that it is either a short sale or a foreclosure. The bank may very well have directed the broker to suspend showings once the offer was in hand.
The best idea for you and your husband is to hire the services of an agent to represent your interests in the home purchase. This requires a contract, but the service is of no charge to the buyer since the agent is paid from the seller's proceeds.
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