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Edward, Home Buyer in East Stroudsburg, PA

If I sign with a realtor, but they weren't showing me things in my price range, can't I just meet with others who may be better able to

Asked by Edward, East Stroudsburg, PA Thu Aug 16, 2012

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Edward sorry for the delay...Just got involved with Trulia. There are two ways to go with this. I am a member of the Pocono Mountain Assoc of Realtors. If you signed a Business Relationship Form with that Realtor...read it. It should have an ending date. It should also list the price range and what areas you are looking at. If the Realtor isn't showing you homes in that area or price range or if these areas are blank...give the broker a call and ask to be released from the agreement. 9 times out of 10 there's no problem. If you never signed that agreement you're free to go with another realtor, If you have any problems or any questions please visit my website PoconoHomesForSale.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Aug 25, 2012
If your not happy with service ask for a release or speak to the broker about switching agents in his or her office.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Aug 17, 2012
First let’s start with a word about COMMUNICATION this is a 2 way street, you have an obligation to give feedback and your concerns to your Realtor®, your Realtor® then has an obligation to explain why they are proceeding in the manner they are. For example if you are looking at homes 10% above your price point this may be reasonable if the Realtor® suspects the seller is willing to take less for the property because it is in a estate, relocation, has information about your specific market or that specific property. This is just one example, but communication is key for you getting what you want and the Realtor® being able to do their job for you. Next if this doesn’t improve things or you are still unsatisfied read your contract and see if you have an out, if not communicate with the realtors broker and explain the situation, many times a broker and all parties will bend over backwards to make this work to the point of you being satisfied. This business is about customer service and most of the time all parties realize this. My note to all consumers as to be fair and balanced: not all Realtors® are created equal so before you choose one, sign a contract with one and basically sign one of the biggest contracts of your life do some research, interview several Realtors®, do not solely rely on a referral from a friend or family and treat this selection process like a job interview. Good Luck ( also never sign a buyers agency agreement for more than 1 day when you first meet your new realtor, think of it as a 1 day trail run then limit your agreements to 60 days or less)
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Aug 17, 2012
Read your contract terms. If your resltor is not performing send a letter indicating that you are not happy with his/her performance and request a cancellation.. 9 out of 10 buyer's contracts can be cancelled without repercussions if reactors are not owning up to a buyer's satisfaction. It seems like you landed a realtor that's more concerned with his/her commission amount rather than with your needs and requests and thus your best interest...you have a valid reason, but before going forth, request a meeting with his/her broker and see if you can work it out. Most brokers would assign you another agent rather than loose a client. Remember, YOU ARE THE BOSS with the right to "fire" any non-performing "employee" though. Good luck!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Aug 17, 2012
Which illustrates a perfectly good reason NOT to sign..... KNOW who you sign anything with.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Aug 16, 2012
If you have signed a representation agreement where you agree to pay the Realtor a commission (whether or not you use the agent to purchase a home) you would be liable for paying the agent their commission out of your pocket for the duration of the contract.

If you and the agent are not working out, you will need to request a mutual cancellation of the representation agreement before signing with another agent. No other agent will work with you while you are under contract because they would be concerned they won't get paid.
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