If you are being viewed as a quick sale and over what you want to pay - Then confront, it could be a simple miscommunication issue. But at least you will know.
As Paris would tell our clients - she takes a heck of a lot of time buying a pair of shoes - When buying Real Estate - Make sure you are Well Represented.
Take charge................definitely confront this issue, there is no room in any business for people that can't be honest.
I think he/she has earned their freedom, unless their is a real good excuse....and stupidity doesn't count.
You would be amazed how much an attitude will change when the agent knows they have a hot ready to buy "Buyer" versus someone who just wants to look at low ball.
I am sorry to hear of your frustration.
If you do not have a buyer broker agreement with this agent (and I am assuming you do not), I would suggest the following:
Write a letter to the agent's broker, outlining your concerns, and the fact that you are disappointed.
If the agent contacts you tell them you are not happy and are going to find another agent.
The bigger question is how to prevent this from happening again. I recommend interviewing a couple of
Realtors and discussing your needs, concerns, and see how they respond. Unmet expectations are the biggest problem with most relationships, so you need to know up front that you can work together.
If you need a referral I would be happy to help you.
Best of luck,
PS (pending show), in this scenario means, the home has at least one offer with the bank. The bank is reviewing it. In the meantime, continue to show as there is no ratified sales contract. Hence, the listing agents have told you they are not in escrow.
Further, as Frederick says, your agent should be showing you properties in whatever price range you're comfortable with. It doesn't matter whether you're pre-qualified for $1 million, and only want to see properties up to $500,000. You ought to be shown properties up to about $500,000. (I say "about" because there might be a great property at $525,000 that you could negotiate down to $500,000.) If your agent is responsive to your requests, it can be time to consider getting a new agent.
Hope that helps.
It's real simple, it your dime on your time. I tell my clients it is their decision to determine when to buy and how much to pay, we provide solid information and assist in the real estate process. Best of luck.
Sometimes listing agents do not report sales in a timely manner. One of the reasons this happens is that after an offer is accepted the buyer has a right to cancel the contract if there is a problem with the loan or the physical inspection. With this in mind some agents do not report the sale to continue attracting potential buyers "just in case".
Obviously, I don't know if this sort of thing is happening in your case. You can check it easily enough by speaking directly with the listing agent of the house that is supposedly sold but still showing available. It is unlikely that the listing agent would not tell you the truth.
The benefit of you doing this is that if the house is actually available and you like it you can buy it.
On the other hand, if it is sold now you know that your agent was telling you the truth. Either way, you are ahead.
Dilbeck Realtors, GMAC
Honesty and Integrity are two very important qualities and traits of a professional. I only do business with those whom I trust and your agent isn't acting in your best interest but in HIS/HER interest. It's your choice, but the facts still remain that there is a breech of trust when someone misleads the very person they are "guiding". Have you signed a Buyers Agency agreement with this agent? If so, he/she has a fiduciary responsibility to represent your best interest. If you haven't, it may be time to take your business elsewhere.
Let me know if you'd like a referral of some terrific agents in North Hollywood.
Have a nice evening and thanks for taking the time to ask this very important question.