If you don't feel comfortable after your meeting with your agent - then move forward - but I believe sharing your concerns with him may bring you better results.
Feel free to always check with the Broker in charge if you have any concerns....the Broker in charge is working for you too!
Seems like there are 2 issues going on here:
1) The handling of this particular offer - It seems like your agent is doing everything he can, but like other replies below, it may be out of his/her hands now. When there are multiple offers on a property, the listing agents tend to get 'sloppy' and tend not to be too engaged. This scenario has the added disadvantage that it is dealing with a bank, which in many cases is slow to respond and tends to keep buyers in the dark. The amount of the other offers are never revealed. I suspect your agent is getting the run around on this as well.
2) Your personal experience with your Realtor - This relationship between buyer and Realtor is one built on trust. You should feel very comfortable with your Realtor, his/her knowledge and expertise and ability to negotiate and close the deal for you. Your Realtor ought to be professional, caring and listen to your needs. It is very important that you get along and have fun in the process as well. If you cannot say this about your current Realtor, don't be afraid to change agents. Many people change agents until they find one they are comfortable with. If this is the route you choose, talk to the Broker of the Office first, and get a termination of buyer agency in writing. (Offcourse, you should use this agent for any homes that were shown by him/her)
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Short sales are notorious about leaving us in the dark... and contacting the property broker (or asset manager) of the bank will often lead to a brick wall. That's why they hire real estate agents to represent their properties... they don't want to talk to buyer's agents.
Doesn't sound like anything shady... I think your agent is being tainted merely by the process. Doesn't sound like he's done a thing wrong.
When a LISTING Agent has multiple offers; they tend to be busy, and inconsiderate, (in equal measure).
We do not see the level of kindness and responsiveness that our generation grew up with.
The LISTING price is not the "automatic" buying price; it is likely a "come-on" price, designed to attract multiple offers.
You are concerned with him LISTENING to you; but you should be listening to him; it sounds like he knows what he is talking about.
It also sounds like this house is gone, history, off-market: Go find another house you love and try again; that is the nature of the market right now. Don't blame your Agent for that.
Good luck and may God bless
Yes, it is true that the listing agent cannot disclose the dollar amount of the other offers. He can only state that he has other offers if your agent inquires about it.
If you are dissatisfied with the service you are receiving from your agent then have a discussion with him about it. If you then are not satisfied with his response then I suggest speaking to his Broker (office manager) about it. Perhaps the Broker will assign you to a different agent in the office who can better serve you and who you will feel more comfortable with.
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