I have never noticed anything like that. I show my clients the homes that will best suit their personal needs. Generally speaking, that is not usually something I have listed, even with about 30 listings.
Did you experience this as a buyer? Or, as a seller, is it only your listing agent who has brought buyers and you are assuming other agents aren't showing your property in favor of thier own listings?
If this was your experience as a buyer, I am sorry to hear that and can assure you that is rare. Most buyer agentsare completely and wholeheartedly dedicated to helping their buyers find that best property for them. Aside from legal requirements of fiduciary, the bottom line is that most buyer agents are motivated by a sincere desire to achieve the goal of finding you the best property for you. Realtors derive great satisfaction in knowing that they played a role in your happiness with your new home. If your buyer agent is not sharing your passion, it wouldn't be hard to find one who will. Giving benefit of the doubt to the current buyer agent, I would suggest that you voice your concerns on thie matter with that agent first before jumping ship to the next agent. Perhaps his/her detailed knowledge of his/her own listings casued more focus on those properties and accidently painted a picture different than intented.
As a seller, if only your listing agent is showing your property, inquire about broker marketing, ck to see if the buyer agent compensation is competitive, and ck your pricing to ensure it is competitive. If your property is widely exposed to the broker community, and properly priced, you will get showings from other agents.
have a financial and ethical reason, How would you feel if you were the seller and you hired me to sell your property,but I was showing competing properties. When the agent had you sign a disclosure agreement it should have stated who the agent works for. This should be done before any property is shown though not always in the real world. Now after you rule out the possibility of purchasing any of the agents listings there is no reason then that they would have difficulty showing other properties. Did you make it clear there was no chance of you buying one of the agents listings?
This applies only if the agent is not in contract with you as an exclusive buyer agent.
To learn more about the difference visit the link below
Thanks for updating your question, Iâ€™m sure youâ€™ll get better answers.
With increased reliance on the Internet, many agents work a 50 mile radius from their home, not their office. There is something called Buyer Migration that tracks where people are moving to within the State. For the Lake Orion area, they are moving from zip codes within the cities you mentioned.
Was your agent a waterfront specialist? There is a list of all agents in Michigan provided by the Michigan Association of Realtors (http://mirealtors.com) at http://mi.living.net/ go to that site and click on realtors. Select Lake Orion and Residential waterfront/luxury from the drop down menu. Four Realtors will come up for Lake Orion. You can start by interviewing these agents, or expand your search out to around Commerce, Twp (The Lakes Area).
I also recommend ordering this booklet http://realestatecoach.com/training/sellmyhouse.html to use in interviewing agents. I can send you one at no cost.
There is a Free Seminar in Brighton at The Michigan Group office for homeowners that want to move up in this market. You can read about it at the website below. If you are currently selling privately, I can also recommend some great websites to market your home.
Another reason is that when calls come in on signs from the out of area agency, the agents are going to show other houses near them. Again, with the number of houses for sale, I can pick out 5 good listings to show in close proximity, without venturing to the next town. The only time your house is going to be shown by those agents is when a sign call is made. Even then, in my experience most people who call on a sign can't afford the house they are calling on. They think it's less money than it is.
I agree with everybody else. As agents, we do not show only our own listings.
Our first and foremost desire and obligation is to find our clients the best house that fits their criteria. This means we will show all the houses that are within or more than our clients selection criteria so they can narrow them down and pick the one they feel best fit them among many.
If your house is priced competitively, on the multiple listing, shows great both on Internet and in reality, you allow for easy showing, and your agent has done extensive marketing to give proper exposure to your house, then your house should be shown by all agents with clients in that price range, looking for the kind of house like yours.
Could you please explain why you feel that way and give us a little more detail about the situation, we will be able to give you better assistance.