Your agent will surely be glad to accompany you or reschedule the appointment. Call your agent first, and let your agent worry about scheduling the showing with the listing agent. Good luck on getting that home!
Unless you have an excluse agreement with your agent, you can view property with whom ever you wish. But many agents are very territorial and would view this as a "loyalty" issue and feel threatened.
Call the listing agent and explain that you are working with an agent but still have interest in and want to see this home. CANCELL! Then have your agent schedule a showing time.
If you purchase the property...everybody is happy. Each agent gets a fee for professional services and you get the home of your choice.
There is no "code of ethics" for buyers as there is for agents but your value system is alerting you that this is not right....good for you!
Eventhough you have done nothing wrong....you can still do what's right and have no guilty conscience.
Although you're probably better served by having your agent handle these things for you, there's nothing wrong with you contacting the agent to see the property. Tell your agent and hopefully he/she can join.
If you aren't happy with your current agent you can always change, but I strongly advise you not to use the listing agent of any property to represent you as well. Although it is legal - It's called dual representation - you want someone fighting for your interests and yours alone.
Lance King/Owner-Managing Broker
Call your buyer agent and explain the situation. Have your buyer agent contact the listing agent and inform them that you are being represented and proceed together to the viewing. This would be the right thing to do (contract or not), since your agent has been faithful and tried to assist you in this purchase. It's only fair that they should be paid for their time.
#1. You can go with the "listing" agent to see the house
#2. You can call the agent you've been working with and see the house (your agent will take care of informing the listing agent of your relationship)
It's that simple
At this time, just let your agent know what you did. They will most probably be willing to contact the listing agent on your behalf. They will also be very impressed with your honesty. Good luck in finding the house you really like. Dare to Dream.
Shel-lee Davis, QSCÂ®
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