I urge you to make a decision regarding this agent. Once they write an offer, they are your agent on that transaction. If you don't have confidence in their skills and trust they are highly competent, get an agent who is.
Think about it this way, if you are spending $500,000 for your next house, would you hand that to this agent in a briefcase full of cash and trust them to take excellent care of it, keep it overnight or for a few days while you are away? If not, why trust this agent with what you will be spending that much money on?
There are lots of very nice agents, but not all "nice" agents are great agents. Look at Find a Pro up above, read several of the agents in your areas answers, their blogs. Check out their websites and interview them.
No paper contract. Agent is nice but I feel, ineffective. As such, I have seen some houses on my own thru Open Houses and directly contacting listing agents.
Agent showed me a house (again,my own search thru Trulia) & thinking about bidding,but afraid that I may be bidding in an area I am not familiar with. My own info about the area is thru the internet.
If I decide to bid using the same Agent, is there a point where I can no longer replace him (i.e., if bid gets rejected, can I use a different agent to bid on the SAME house)?
It is such a shame to hear of your disappointment when the solution is so easy.
I am curious and need to ask, "Did this agent provide you access to the local MLS to allow you the benefit of the most accurate and timely data available?
Licensed Associate Broker
Accredited Buyer Representative
GREEN Designated Agent
William Raveis Legends Realty Group
Frank Dolski MBA, ABR, e-PRO
CARTUS & SIRVA Certified Relocation Specialist
Previews Luxury Home Specialist
Coldwell Banker Hearthside Realtors
Showing home is probably the least technical part of what we do. Some agents that are well connected to an area may be aware of "pocket listings,â€ homes that are not technically on the market but either will be soon or would sell under the right circumstances. Our job is to show homes, but more importantly know the market, the contracts and how to protect our buyers and negotiate with sellers.
Showing homes may be the most obvious thing we do, but the best agents do their most important work later in the transaction.
If you don't have confidence in your agent and have not signed a buyer's agency agreement you are likely free to select another agent. Interview a few and select one who puts your needs first and will do a great job representing you.
The best deals are being snapped-up almost immediately around town these days--without a diligent and knowledgeable Realtor, any buyer is in for a potentially frustrating battle. An agent needs to be proactive and assertive; if you haven't addressed your concerns with your agent do so and tell them to pick up the pace or get left behind. If you have addressed these concerns and you are not bound by a Buyer's contract that specifies your relationship with that agent, there are obviously some ready, willing and able professionals out here waiting for your call (myself included). If you are under contract, refer to the document and review the terms of the relationship and expiration date of contract (it has to have one). Your immediate options should be spelled out there in black and white. Consult legal coucil if the contract isn't clear. Good luck!
Jay M. Jones, Realtor
Max Broock, Birmingham
Keller Williams Realty
If you are under contract with the agent you may need to speak with his broker if you are dissatisfied with his services. If you are not under contract you are able to work with any agent you wish to.
Karen Paytas, GRI, CMS
Real Living Kee Realty