Please pardon my cynicism but could it be that the problem is that you approached the sellerâ€™s agent and made an offer of some kind which has been rejected. In our business, we have certain expectations about how business is going to be conducted. If your approach to buying this house is not in line with the sellerâ€™s agentâ€™s expectations I can see where there may be a problem. If you as an unrepresented, untrained, unlicensed, inexperienced home buyer do not embrace the methods and expectations of the sellerâ€™s agent, again, I can see where there could be a problem.
Echoing the question of others here: why have you elected to try to make this purchase without professional representation of your own? Is it because you think that you can save money? If that is your plan, maybe it is time for a new start.
By the way, the agent who is representing the seller may be conveying to you the sellerâ€™s opinion and reaction to your attempt to buy the house.
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When you use the wording "exclusive" what exactly do you mean? Also, email me the property and I will provide you the information that you are after. There really is not any disadvantage to having a buyer agent representing you. I can provide you property history, mortgage amount, tax figures, sales history, ect that will help you in making a more informed decision. Feel free to contact me at 518-330-2230 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jason Bustelos; LREB'
New York Realtor Group, LLC
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You should have an agent working for you that will negotiate on your behalf. It will likely cost you nothing.
The seller's agent has no obligation to be helpful to you. His/her fiduciary responsibility is to the seller, and any commission that will be paid has already been agreed to between the seller and this agent. I'm not from Albany county, but I would bet that a buyer agent's commission has been taken into consideration in the agreed to commissions.
Interview a few agents and find yourself a good match. Ask friends, relatives that have used agents in your area for a referral. An Accredited Buyer's Reprentative (ABR) would not be a bad idea.
Stephanie Kelley, ABR, GRI, CRS
Keller Williams, Legacy
If the seller's agent is uncooperative, your agent can work around him by going to the agent's broker or local real estate agency.
Placing a home on the market does not obligate the owner to deal directly with the public, regardless of how much information a person wants or how unhelpful their agent is.