"NO - I'm not spending half my day driving you around looking at properties when you have not yet been qualified by a reputable lender to finance a pack of gum."
"NO - I'm not showing you properties until you sign an exclusive buyer's representative agreement."
"NO - I'm not going to submit your silly low-ball offer when the seller already has a dozen offers at or above the asking price."
Agents tend to go the extra mile for clients, even when the destination is off the end of a very high cliff. The ability to assess a client's needs and purchase qualifications is a vital agent survival skill, capped off by knowing when to keep saying yes and when to say finally deliver a firm NO in an appropriate and helpful manner.
You may find these NO-sayers within the local agent population, which is the best place to look if you don't have a lot of time to mentor a new licensee. There's nothing that says you can't talk to buyer's agents who purchased your listing after the transaction is done.
For example, there is this guy at Men's Warehouse that I get my suits from. He's newer there but was an assistant store manager at Wal-Mart before that.
The guy is an amazing energy giver and a great salesman. No pressure. You feel like you're the king of the world every time you see this guy. I'm bought stuff from him when I go in thinking I'm just going to get tailoring done and I don't even know why.
Anyway, I'm giving serious thought to recruiting this guy at some point in the future and paying for whatever training he needs to get up and running. The guy would crush it as a buyer's agent.
The trick would be making their lives as a buyer's agent as easy and as profitable as possible and keep them doing what they would obviously be best at. Namely seeing people, showing homes, making them happy, and subsequently closing deals.
You'd need to make sure they closed enough deals that every time they think about leaving you and going out on their own they check themselves by saying, "Man, with everything I get on this team, I'd be stupid to leave. My job would become more hectic and complicated and I might just end up making the same amount of money or less."
You are at Encore where there are a couple of agents who were experienced buyer agents with very good agents. Ask them too!
Question for you is:
If they are willing to leave where they are, what are you going to offer that is so great?
Do you really want the disgruntled?
What is offered to the agent?
Avoid the low fees path. The low fees path does NOT result in a good buyers agent. It produces those who lacks vision
Demonstrate your vision
Define your purpose
Identify your market
Vision attracts those of vision.
The profanity was identified, by the process of elimination, as these words present in the first line:
'J-U-M-P S-H-I-P' in place of 'change brokers.