No. You are not obligated to work with that Realtor unless you singed something that gave you a discount for your business directly related to you sale and purchase. I have worked this situation myself with many clients.
After reading responses here, you will notice how quick people are to pooh-pooh your current agent to get your business. Come to me! You donâ€™t have to use them.. I am concerned, Donâ€™t be in the dark, â€¦ Blah,Blah, Blah.
There must be a reason you hired your current agent, trust, a conversation.. something. Call her, tell her you are losing that feeling as to why you hired her in the first place and tell her you are thinking of NOT using her for your purchase. I bet, no, I GUARANTEE you will see a change back to the person you hired.
Before you jump into the whole - Iâ€™m better, pick me, Iâ€™m concerned for you nonsense, give her a shot again.
You can email me is you like to discuss, As with all my businessâ€¦I follow every single thread that I personally enter a post to here on Trulia voices.
This is as important to me as it is to you.
Orange Key Realty
No you do not have to use the same agent that is selling your home to buy a home unless of course you signed something with that agent binding you into using them as your selling agent. Since selling and buying at the same time can be somewhat of a challenge I would normally advise its best to use the same agent but if you are not happy with your agent than I see no reason using the same agent. Again, make sure you are not bound by a written agreement to buy through her too. Is your current home under contract? If not, how much time is left on your listing agreement?
However, I am concerned for you that time is of the essense not knowing whether your home is sold or you continue to remain "on market" .
May I ask (1) what is the status of your current listing for sale and (2) where to you plan to seek a new home. Please email me at Francesca@PatrizioRE.com or call as I do not follow all trulia posts (way too overwhelming with lots and lots of emails). I address serious inquiries only due to time constraints.
Francesca Patrizio, Broker Sales Associate, ePro, SRES
How's everything going? You don't have to buy through the same agent, unless they are a discount broker, and signed an agreement with them. Agents should never leave you in the dark during a transaction. If you would like assistance in purchasing your next home, let me know. Thanks.
Peter G. Apicella
Prudential Zack Shore Properties
520 Washington Blvd.
Sea Girt, NJ 08750
You don't have to work with your current agent on your next transaction (but check your paperwork on her buyer's agent future presentation, as suggested here).
Even if you signed something, you can have a heart to heart to part ways, cancelling the buying paperwork legally. If any trouble, as the actual listing agreement is with the broker (not the agent), I suggest to talk to the broker, explaining what transpired and your overall "impression".
Hope your purchase will be a great deal better.
Beachfront Realty, Inc.
Make sure you haven't agreed to something in writing about purchasing through your current agent. Sometimes an agent will give a break on the selling commission if they know you will be using them on the buying side. Be sure you haven't entered into that type of agreement before moving on.
If you have, I would suggest you contact the agent's manager or broker to get to the bottom of the negative issues. If things don't get better, ask the broker to be assigned a new agent. Your listing is owned by the broker of record.
If your move is to a different region, or even town, that might be a graceful way to exit the relationship.
Keith Radhuber, Broker Assoc.
It isn't a bad idea, though.
They know you and your circumstances.
They have already invested time and money helping you.
And they know you need to move to make the Sale go smoothly.
However, if they do not know the area where you are moving, you may concider other Agents who do
Best of luck to you,
Unwavering Commitment to Service
You might want to seek out an agent with an ABRÂ® designation. Accredited Buyerâ€™s Representatives (ABRÂ®) stand for the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation.
You can also actually interview buyer's agents to be sure you find someone who is a good fit!
Don't hesitate to reach out if you are considering hiring a buyer's agent in the Freehold area.
I am sorry to hear about your issues with your listing agent. You can use any agent your comfortable with. I would talk to a few agents in the area your planning on moving to.
If you have any other questions, please ffel free to email or call me.
Keller Williams Realty