First, if you would, I would encourage you talk to your agent about your expectation and why you are dissatisfied with him and see if he will be able to work with you better. Sometimes a little communication goes a long way.
Specifically in your case, there is a procuring clause in CA where the agent who showed you the house is entitled to the commission if you ended up buying the house within a certain period of time. If you ended up writing a contract with another agent's help, you might want to tell your new agent about this so he/she is informed. Otherwise, he could lose commission if your current agent found out.
But, again, I would encourage you to talk to your current agent first. . You might work fabulously together afterwards.
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First thing you need to do is to make a decision about what you going to do and who you're going to do it with.
If your agent doesn't really help you and you feel like he just doing it to make his money and run away, don't do it with him.
There are thousands of real estate agents out there in your neighborhood that are hungry for work and they will do what ever it takes to work for the right buyer/seller.
Remember: The real estate agent is working for you, not you're working for him
You can always change agents! I would suggest you do it in writing, citing your reasons as you did here, copying the broker. You are the client and should find someone willing to take the time and effort to work with you.
Regarding this particular proprty; you can still change agents. As to who would get the commission, it can be a sticky situation if the first agent actually found this townhouse for you and you did not find it yourself. If you change agents, please advise the new agent of the situation as there may need to be legal recourse on the agent's part to get, or split, commission.
By all means though, do what is best for you. Please check out the new agent thoroughly though so you are not "jumping out of the frying pan into the fire."
If you jump to the middle, this explanation offers some insight.
Now... if you don't get the townhouse, you're still unhappy with Agent #1, you can and most likely should certainly move onto another agent. I would at the very least, drop a note to Agent #1, explaining that things just didnt seem to click between you, wish him luck but tell him that you'll be changing agents. At least he'll know, instead of wondering what happened to you.
Hope this helps and good luck with that townhouse!!
Angela in sunny South Florida!