I would ask him to cc you on any emails to the bank or selling agent. If he claims he faxed the offer in have him provide the fax confirmation sheet.
There are many ways to verify an agent has submitted your offer. I would recommend a new agent. I know a few in the area feel free to message me.
I'm sorry, and don't want to come off as the Trulia "monitor", but it is a waste of my time and everyone else's getting these email alerts 5 days after the consumer has gotten their answer and even told us they have resolved the issue. Can the 14th, 15th, etc., response really add anything of value, other than getting your name to show you gave one more response? The purpose is to aid the consumer, not rack up "responses"
If I read through the answers and it appears it is all done, I defer and wait for another opportunity to try to add value. Please do the same, or people are going to stop asking questions, knowing they are going to have to read 20 answers, with the last 5 or more being redundant.
There, I have vented and feel much better... :)
If you are not getting good service and have a feeling that your agent is not representing your best interested I would highly suggest interviewing other Realtors. Having confidence in your representation is the single most important thing you can control.
Have you noticed that a lot of these buyers with questions avoid answering our questions...like "have you been prequalified".
The KUHL Team
Buy and Sell Smart Realty
Do you assume that all real estate agents behave like this? Believe me, this agent is the exception, not the rule.
It does not have to be a dual agency wherein conflict of interest is most commonly perceived as highly probable.
I would recommend that you request to your current agent to give you all proof or documentation of offer submission or transmittal and any other proof of exchanges between your agent and the listing agent for each and every instructions you ask him/her to convey specific to the subject property.
If she can't or unwilling to follow your lawful instruction, you have to contact the broker immediately before your offer is jeopardized. You can also voice out your concern to the broker because the broker is responsible for the agents actions.
I have seen you post several questions on here. In short, if you do not trust your agent and if you even have to ask "if they really submitted your offer", you need to get another agent. It is time for you to work with another agent if you do not even have that kind of trust in them to question the most basic of conditions, if they submitted your offer or not. On top of that, they lied to you? Time to move on.
There are several on Trulia, or you can go to Zillow.com where clients write reviews of agents, giving you a good idea of what kind of agent they are.
Best of luck.
As to the second scenario, I don't see a conflict of interest here. If the first offer was rejected there is no reason this agent could not submit your offer to the seller or the seller's representative.
As for the denial of knowledge of the property I don't have an answer. However, from what I am hearing, you need to find your own representation to submit your offers for you rather than trying to work with this agent. This way you will be assured that someone is working in your best interest rather than their own.
I would call the Listing Agent in the deal and ask when you might expect to receive a response to your offer.
But, my first responses to your situation are "Yes, it is fishy" and "RUN". If you can't trust your realtor to follow through in making an offer on a property you want, how are you going to trust him or her to negotiate in your best interests?!? Are you going to want to be in the position of questioning every move they make (or don't make)? There are a good number of bad realtors out there, but, fortunately, there are many more good ones. Ask around with friends and other realtors: who have they known who has been in the business awhile and gotten good results for their clients?