You should contact your agent's broker or manager to discuss the issues you have been having with him. If you are displeased with his services, the broker will probably assign a new agent to take over. Exclusive buyer agency agreements should have an expiration date along with a cancellation clause. Please review these sections of the contract as there may be an out you are overlooking. However, it is unlikely the broker is going to let you out of your contract at this point in time since the transaction is already in progress.
Best of luck to you!
Not to sound like a broken record, but do speak with the Broker himself. He or she can assign another Agent to finish the transaction.
If he is representing you the Buyer, the 3% is paid by the Seller, not by you. Showing up to meet the appraiser is the Listing Agents job, they are there to justify the purchase price of the home, unless this is a for sale by owner, than that could be a different story in itself.
Speak with the Broker....A Realtor lives and operates by a Code of Ethics and anything less than that is unacceptable! Even if you go with another Brokerage Firm, the fact that the Agent is the procuring cause in this transaction may be difficult to sweep under the rug. Speak with the Broker, by assigning another Agent that meets your satisfaction will be a win-win for all parties involve.
Please let me know how things turn out and if I can be of any further assistance to you.
Best of luck...
Here's the thing - at the most basic level, a real estate broker gets paid simply for brokering real estate. So no matter how lousy the personal service is, no matter how much of the work you do yourself - if they write up the deal and the deal closes, they are entitled to a commission.
It is extremely difficult to get another broker to step into the middle of a mess, even if you're willing to pay them out of pocket.
Frankly, I don't blame you for feeling sick about this, and a Maryland broker can speak to this better than I can, but it seems to me that this agent may have been out of line by representing you what was really a non-adversarial transaction with your sister. We can broker property without representing one party over the other, and this would seem like a perfect example of that situation.
All the best,
I'm sorry to hear that your agent is not performing his responsibilities in a professional manner.
I suggest that you speak with his Broker (his boss or office leader) regarding your concerns. The Broker may be able to have another agent in his office assist you.
This type of behavior should definitely be reported to his Broker as it is unacceptable.
Prudential Connecticut Realty
"If I dissolve the relationship and find someone new can I proceed the purchase on this same home?"
If anyone answers that . . . WOW . . . talk about interfering with a business relationship AND interfering in a sales transaction. I'm not licensed in Maryland and I'm not giving legal advice but I do suggest that since you are in an accepted offer to purchase, and have a buyer rep agreement in place . . . the only advice is (and it's basic common sense): talk to the managing broker. Period, end of story.