I am sorry that your broker did not work out well for you. Please check out my team website: http://www.recommendedlocalrealtors.com/page/for-buyers
Based on your description, we should be able to meet your needs if provided an opportunity to help you.
Without a contract, you are not bound to any realtor/brokers. And the same here, we do not try to bind buyers with contracts. We will do our best and the decision is always in your hand.
Yuan's Team Realty
Just because he showed you a house does NOT mean you have to make an offer with him. You have the right to have Buyer Representation and since you did not sign a buyer agency agreement with him, you do NOT have to use him for this house or any others.
I hope this helps. If you have real estate questions, feel free to call me at 617-448-7894.
You should be expressing these concerns with your broker. Most of my clients don't search home through my website and frankly I really don't care where they found the homes. My job is to help them identify issues with the home, negotiate on their behalf, and then make the transaction as smooth as possible. Best
The time setting up showings and the accompanied open houses and gas is worth consideration from you. All agents are different. In Massachusetts you may have to pay him a commission anyway. Ask your new realtor to give him a referral fee if you buy a home he has shown you. This is always an acceptible soultion
Good luck in your search.
If you've moved on to the next Realtor, just let them know that you saw it with another agent, and let them handle the 'behind the scenes' machinations. It's possible they may have to offer a showing-fee, or share a portion of their commission with the original showing agent. But your new agent can work that out.
As the consumer, you have the right to work with whomever you want.
We actually told our agent that we want to work with someone else and thanked him for all his work. He responded saying that in accordance with MLS rules, if we were to decide buying a property that he showed us (which we actually found it on the website ourselves, he went with us into the open house), then he is eligible for the commission. But we didn't really sign anything with him so how would that work?
I'm not a lawyer - but with no written agreement you're free to do as you please.
However it would have taken me 1 day and 2 houses to decide that the agent could have been more helpful. If you "used" the agent for over 2 weekends you may want to consider offering the carrot that you dangled.