Your story is a story heard too often in the Real Estate Profession. The agents below have provided very useful and hopefully, helpful information to you. One additional comment before I add my thought/suggestion - your response to the one agent is (in my reading of the answer) very accurate. You are our business and our income.
A couple of thoughts: (1) Even if a lawyer is not required in your area to complete the real estate transaction, you might want to consider retaining one for the following reasons - [a] a lawyer can present your offer to the seller/seller's agent and represent your interests [b] if there were to be an "exclusive buyer representative agreement" (you said NO, so this is hypothetical), the lawyer can seek to void the agreement.
Good luck and best wishes for success in your search for your next home. If you want, I am available to discuss your situation on a more confidential basis - my contact information is on my website - http://GeorgeC21.com
Your question really interested me. If you did not sign an exclusive buyer's contract, you can work with any agent. However, if you did, the contract has an expiration date. If you are bouncing from agent to agent, then you need to ask yourself why you are not establishing a relationship. If the agent seems uninterested, or not knowledgeable, then do not use them a second time. How are you selecting the agents? You might want to consider speaking to the manager or owner of the agency, explaining your experiences, and asking for her or him to set you up with an agent.
It sounds like you have not met the right agent yet. As long as you did not sign a buyers agent agreement with any broker or agent, you are free to change agents. I do suggest you find an agent you like and trust and have that agent negotiate and advocate for you during the purchase process. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. Good luck
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Why didn't you let your friends recommend those "real go getters" right from the start in stead of floating around with a variety of brokers??
You used this agent twice to see a house , and now decided she isn't the right one for you.
I'm sorry, but I think it would have been better had you come to that conclusion before taking up her time, ......and now you want to move to yet another agent to possibly make the offer.
You're not even going to bother making an offer " if you're stuck" with her?
Doesn't sound like you're that "into" the house......and truthfully, that should be your priority.
I suggest you speak with her Broker, who can work with her, and you, to make sure you're being represented properly should you decide to proceed with an offer for this particular house.
If you don't love it enough, then move on, but it would behoove you to establish a relationship with an agent .
Maybe this agent, and the others you used, weren't as attentive to you because they knew they didn't have your loyalty.