So you had a bad experience....I'm sure it's not your first. Frustrating, I'm sure but it's not the end. So brush yourself off, and have another try. Understand, there are far more exceptional agents out there than the one you just worked with.
Should you work directly with the listing agent's representative? Now think about it....you want to put your trust in someone that already has a contracted relationship with the seller? Does the potential for a "conflict of interest" exist? I would think so...
In my opinion, your best approach is likely to just get started again with a new agent.
And, Negrinha1980, I'm sorry that you feel the way you do, but I must say that a buyer is much better off with their own agent. Also, I'm not sure what you mean by "I wont pay money to someone that is not doing his/her job and its making me waste my time and the opportunities of getting a good house. " As a rule, the buyer doesn't pay for a buyer's agent. The listing agent shares their commission with the buyer's agent for bringing a buyer to their listing.
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...and when a client says: "Thanks for everything! I will be referring everyone I know.... " - that is the best payment a Realtor could get.
Just FYI - the buyer does not pay for any Realtor related services in the transaction, the seller does.
... and this is for you and future buyers. ;)
All the best,
My advice is to find a GREAT Realtor (and understand the difference between a Realtor (R) and just an agent). Get recommendations from friends, search Trulia profiles and sit down and chat with candidates. Make sure s/he seems like a good person (because that is the basis on which a good ANYTHING is built on, unless you're looking for a good criminal). Then work TOGETHER with them to find yourself a good home. Best of luck...
Im not an agent, but it seems that mostly agents give their advise here, so from buyer to buyer i want to tell you this; must agents say that a buyer's agent represents your interest but this is not always true, many times they are only after their own interest, my advise is don't rely in an agent, do your own research, and be on top of your game, you will find out there are many things you can do yourself and it will save you the headache.
If you already got your house i hope it has been a good one , if you haven't I wish you good luck, this is for you and future buyers.
A buyer's agent serves as your representative during the home search and purchase process. The tasks that they perform can include helping you find a home that meets your needs, liaising with building contractors, providing you with an analysis of the prices of similar properties in the area and any property value trends and identifying any problems that might be associated with the property. They can also help you to negotiate the best price for the property as well as furnishing you with information on the seller and the reasons for the sale.
Buyer's agents are licensed real-estate agents. The major difference between them and a seller's agent is that they work exclusively on behalf of the buyer. Most commonly, a buyer's agent might help negotiate with the seller for a smaller deposit for the house. Or help negotiate for the seller to pay closing costs. They also will help buyers find a real-estate lawyer to examine the sales contracts and inspectors to examine the property being purchased.
I hope that answers your question. Should you have any questions, feel free to call.
Additionally, by not having representation of your own, you will not have the benefit of an experienced negotiator, nor the counsel of a Real Estate expert. You are pretty much on your own, which is never a pleasant feeling, especially when you are making such a large purchase.
I hope this answered your question! If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me by the ways below.
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Sure, you can go direct to the listing agent, but you must understand the dynamics of that relationship and what that means to you.
Listing agents are contractually obligated to work for the seller to get the best offer from buyers. When you approach the listing agent directly, they might not be looking out for your best interest and are limited in how they can assist you.
Without a buyer's agent, you might be on your own when it comes to negotiating price and terms, conducting market analysis, coordinating the buying process, financing, etc. If you feel you can do all that on your own, go for it.
If you feel you need more guidance and help, then maybe just finding the right buyer's agent is all you need.
In terms of finding a good lawyer, I can refer you to a few attorneys I recommend to my clients.
Should you need more information, or considering interviewing another buyer agent, feel free to contact me.
Raymond S. Lee, SFR, CNE | Vice President & REALTOR Associate
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Regarding an attorney, our office has a list of attorneys that have been recommended by our clients and that we have had extensive experience with. Contact me for more information.
It always best to seek your own representation because the listing broker represents the seller and so they may negotiate the contract in the seller's favor. If you hire your own agent, that agent can make sure you are getting fair dealings in the contract.
Feel free to interview me and I can also refer a few reputable attorneys for contract review.
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