That being said, there are occasions when it would be ok, and there are occasions where an agent has permission to do that - but it's rare.
If you'd like an agent who will stick around while you view a home, answer questions and help out, let me know!
I hope this helps!
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If it was a listing agent, you need to get your own Realtor. Not just to show you houses, but to protect your interests in all stages of the purchasing process. Please don't rely on the listing agent for that.
If it was your own agent, tell your agent that you want to be accompanied whenever you view a property. (It's a lot more serious than that, but that explanation ought to be good enough to to have him/her with you.) If it is your own agent, and he/she won't accompany you, either speak to the agent's broker or consider whether you might possibly be better served by someone else.
Hope that helps.
This agent is not doing his job, putting the seller, you - as a buyer, and the neighbors at risk, just as you said. No one is supposed to visit the property without a realtor present (it could be either the listing agent or the selling agent, but some agent HAS TO be there with you). This should be reported to the board of realtors and to the listing agent/seller.
I hope you'll have someone better than this agent to help you buy.
Hope this helps,
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