I would suggest your contact the agent's supervising broker and have a conversation with them. In addition it's always wise to hire an attorney to give a legal opinion. I am not an attorney, just a broker who feels that based on what you've stated, you aren't necessarily being treated fairly in this transaction.
This sounds like a big misunderstanding that could be resolved by involving a third party. Try contacting the agents broker and ask for an explanation. The broker needs to know what is happening from your perspective and might possibly be able to resolve the problems or explan the issues more clearly than the agent has.
Remember that real estate agents have rules, laws, and a code of ethics to abide by. The broke understands the guidelines he has to follow as well as the consequences if he doesn't.
If you are unhappy with the results of this meeting, you can refer the problem to the local real estate board for their response.
Darren sums it up well. To continue I am a little confused as to whether you are refering to an offer or a listing contract in regards to the price. In a listing contract you would agree upon a price, so if you dont agree you wouldnt sign the contract and would look elswhere. If you are refering to an offer on the home you certainly have the right to reject the offer. Just because a Realtor is bringing you a low offer doesnt mean that he is working for the buyer, perhaps that is all he could get in the current market. Still if you are unhappy with your realtor I would follow Darren's advice and contact the supervising broker of the office you are listed with and seek proffesional legal help with regards to the contract. TY
I would agree w/ Darren. It boils down to agency laws. Not sure how the laws differ up there than from here in TX, but you would have to agree for "intermediary w/out appointments" before this could be allowed. ALL parties have to agree w/ this arrangement to be in compliance.
You have already received excellent advise on this situation which I agree with 100%. I was wondering what the definition of "way low" is? The market is very slow right now. I have several homes listed that priced well below what I would have sold them for six months ago. Also just because a neighbors house is listed at a higher price does not mean that is what is will sell for or even get any offers on.
I would not advise any client of mine to reject an offer in this market. If you feel it is low, than propose a counter off meeting the prospective buyer half-way. You do not know how long you will have to wait before another offer comes your way. Also keep in the mind the cost of upkeep including heat and utilities during the winter months if no offer comes your way.