Than I will check with him/her what style, size,location he/she want the house to be, and the time frame etc.
And only than I will start looking for the dream house.
You can work with another agent as long as he/she does not show you a house that you have seeing with the first agent.
Joshua Zargari at Pugatc Realty
It was suggested, in a respectful way, that she might want to try and work things out. with either the agent or the broker........but the bottom line is she is free to work with whomever she chooses. I clearly stated that, as did others.
Also, brokers don't want to have a "cat fight" as you put it, but we do want to work in a civilized manner showing respect for our collegues. I also clearly noted that any commission disputes would be decided among the agents, and that nothing would impede Ann Marie's purchase.
I'd like to know what points you object to?
Ann marie asked if she could choose another agent, and was told she could.
Have a great weekend
Prudential NJ Properties
Once again an agents answer (Bill) just does not get it.
As a buyer, I am not bound by any NAR code, and I don't particularly care about any NAR code. I do care about the rule of law and contracts in my state. I want all the legal options available in my state used in my favor.
Is the agent supposed to look out for other agents rather than the needs of the client?
Crazy responses when you think about this from a business deal aspect.
If you don't like the agent that showed you the house that should be discussed with the agent and his/her broker at the very beginning.
This is obviously an abbreviated answer it would take a dialogue to figure the chain of events that occurred. As some of the other agents mentioned you don't want to be stuck with someone you don't like but they may still have a claim on the commission and the agent you do use might not get paid and they won't be happy. Yes you will get your house but would you want to work for nothing?
Some agents responding seem to be unable to see the buyers perspective. If you don't like an agent, don't even consider using them. Use an agent you like and appears trustworthy, it does not matter what broker they work for.
If the brokers want to have a cat fight later over the comission, let them, it's not your problem, they work for you.
Also, in VA verbal agreements are not actionable. If you never signed any agreement, you have no agreement.
Ann Marie, you are free to find another agent.
Whatever might be negotiated among the agents in regard to the commsiion would not get in the way of you buying the home.
I have been in the position of being the "2nd" agent. In that situation, I gently encouraged the buyer to follow through and remain with the 1st agent for that particular house. If there was a issue, and the buyer refused to work with that 1st agent, I would certainly handlie it, but I'd make sure my broker called the other broker to discuss what was happening. The buyer's needs would be met - that's first and foremost, but I'd never want another agent to think I tried to take their client away.
You are under no obligation to stick with someone that you don't like. If you get another agent to represent you and your previous agent is not listing the said property then she is can not gain commission from this home. Don't let anyone pressure you into anything you don't want. Life is too short to have a bad agent. :) Good Luck on buying a home and if you ever need any real estate advice please feel free to call or email me.
Native American Group Realty
Look, no one owns their client, and since you have no written agreement you are free to work with anyone you choose to.
That being said, unless you feel she did something unethical or problematic, it would really be best to at least work with her on this particular home if you decide to make an offer. If you're just having a personality conflict, and you're not comfortable working it out with her directly, you could also have a conversation with her broker to help work out your differences.
So, short answer is, Yes, you can choose someone else, Do I think you should? Not really. She took her time working with you, perhaps even showed you other homes, and unless she did something terrible, I think it's only fair to follow through with her on this home. Certainly moving forward, you are free to find someone new who you are more comfortable with.. If you feel she is not competent, then discuss this concern with her broker, who could assign a different agent and work out the commission issues among themselves.
As Don mentioned, the agent might be able to go after the commission, but that would not impede your purchase.
Prudential NJ Properties