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RM73, Home Buyer in Naperville, IL

What if I am not happy with my Realtor.?

Asked by RM73, Naperville, IL Sat Jun 14, 2008

I have signed an exclusive buyer's agent with my realtor during my first offer but now I feel she is not doing a good job in negotiating offers with the seller's agent and not showing me good properties.Is there a way I can find another realtor.

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I would start by speaking with your agent and letting them know that you are not happy with the service you are getting. It is possible that there is some miscommunication between the two of you that a good conversation could eliminate. If you still feel you are not getting the service you need, just let them know. I believe that most agents at this point will let you out of the agreement and you will be free to go your seperate ways...

If this does not solve the problem, then you should speak with the broker of their office and see what they have to say...

If you are not happy at this point, I would suggest having a real estate lawyer look over the contract you signed and see if their may be an easy out. I have relationships with several lawyers that would do this for no charge...

Best Regards,
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1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Jun 19, 2008
Hi RM73,

I would contact her Broker and tell her that she's not meeting your requests and you want out of the contract. They might ask you to meet another Realtor from that same office. And that's ok. Just interview them all. Ask if this is there full time job, if they have any references from past clients, what hours they work, what about the negotiating skills, how much added training do they have in the business. The amount of years doesn’t always give skills; a great agent also needs extra training!!! Questions like that might help.
Buying or selling a home can be very stressful. Not to mention you’re having stress from your job, family, friends and life. Take a deep breath.
When I started looking for a home many years ago I wasn't a Realtor. I did a lot of looking on my own. I even looked at for sale by owners. The agent I was looking with showed me one townhome and I made an offer that very day. I would never have done that again. I would have wanted to work with someone who will take time and go over the buying process and show me more than just one home. And I would want the agent to show me what homes are currently selling for in that area.

Hope these tips help
Good Luck,
Deana Truppa
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun Jun 15, 2008
Do not feel bad if you are not happy with any agent you are working with. If you read the exclusive buyer's agent agreement, the agent has agreed to work in your best interest. We do not ask a buyer to sign a exclusive buyer's agent until after they have found a home. Feel free to contact us if you are still interested in buying a home.
Rick & Debra Ramirez
Century 21 Pro-Team
630 546-5478
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 31, 2008
RM73. Real Talk. Call your realtor. Tell them you are not happy. Remember, they work for you. Tell them if they don't pick it up, you want them to let you out of that agreement. If they still don't. Call me. I am a beast at negotiating. Plus, since I am a mortgage broker, you would not be breaking your agreement.

Sean Cochran
Quality Mortgage Lending
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jul 18, 2008
Hello RM73,
Signing an Exclusive Buyers Agency commits both the Buyer and the Buyers Agent to each other for an agreed upon real estate goal and for a particular period of time. If the agreed upon expectations and goals are not being fulfilled, you need to discuss this with your Agent. Hopefully it can get resolved at that point. If not, you need to go to their Broker and allow them to have the opportunity to resolve the problem.
At this time, be very specific. You will usually be assigned to a more seasoned/experienced Agent in the field of real estate that you are looking in. Normally, if the broker feels that the situation can not be resolved and for the sake of good business relations, they will allow you to be released from the contract. Note that, dependent upon how the agreement was written you may be liable for certain fees/commissions.You may want to review your agreement prior to talking to your agent and their Broker. I hope you have a great real estate experience from this point on!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jul 11, 2008
You can move on to another agent without any worries. There are many helpful agents that would gladly give you the high level of service that you deserve. You should talk to your agent and see if the matter can be resolved. If not, move on.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jun 19, 2008
Contact your current agents Broker and discuss your feelings with them. They may be able to help. I would be happy to help you in the future.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jun 19, 2008
You can fire your agent and explain the reason(s) why. However, if you decide to purchase one of the properties she had shown you, she may be entitled to a commission. If this is the case, you should bring it to the attention of your new agent just so they are aware of the situation.

We have a couple very good agents that cover the Naperville/Aurora area and I would be happy to provide you with their contact info. Please email me at scott@illinoisrealestate.com if you are interested.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jun 14, 2008
As the customer you have the right to be comfortable with your Realtor. If for any reason you're not happy or compatable feel free to politely part company. It's customary to dismiss the agent by first speaking with the managing broker of the firm and most of the time they will handle the dismissal or reassignment to another agent in the company.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jun 14, 2008
Speak to his/her broker and explain the problem. They broker may assign another agent in the same office to take over.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jun 14, 2008

You can still buy what she has shown you, have her broker put the deal together.

What happens when you find your dream home and you still have a nightmare of a Realtor.
Dump her NOW! before it gets worse.

As a Realtor I have a policy, We don`t get married on the first date, or the second.
If I don`t like you and you don`t like me , we go are separate ways.

My Buyer broker states I can be fired at anytime as long as escrow has not been opened.

Chances are if you don`t like me, I really don`t like you.

Make it a great day!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jun 14, 2008
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