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R, Home Buyer in 85260

I am completing due dilligence on a short sale condo but have found the selling agent to be very difficult

Asked by R, 85260 Tue Mar 18, 2008

and unprofessional to work with. Slow communication, inconsistent information, errors in the listing, etc. Do agents just prefer not to bother with short sales? Would I be better to enlist an agent of my own to try to work with the selling agent?

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they're probably foreclosing on her million dollar house, so she has other things on her mind at the moment. wait a year or so, you've got time, whats the hurry, house prices not going up anytime soon.
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Sorry to hear about your dilemma. It is important that the listing agent to be persistant with the lender and stay on top of the communication with them and the buyer/buyer's agent.
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Pam Winterba…, Real Estate Pro in Danville, VA
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Thanks for your response and no, the agent never raised the subject of dual agents. Therein lies the problem. I can't seem to get the "listing" agent engaged in any meaningful commercial discussions. I could understand the attitude if I was a chronic pain who was dominating her time, but I haven't. I'm mindful that agents are busy even in down times and do all possible to research things on my own first. This is my first short sale buy but my sense is the listing agent won't make a lot of commission and therefore can't be bothered with me or the listing. The irony in all this is that I not only have the resources and an excellent credit rating to back my interest, but will likely list 2 of my own propperties in the coming months. If this agent had looked beyond the short sale and been professional / helpful, I'd have given her that business as well. In the mean time, my motivation now is to gamble and let the bank take this rather than deal with this agent. What a crime and disservice that would be to the seller.
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I assume you mean the listing agent? And, yes, I would suggest that you have your own representation and choose a buyer's agent. If you are in discussions with the listing agent, we need to hope she wants to be bothered, since it is her lisitng. Did the agent ever discuss dual agency w/ you?
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Deborah Madey, Real Estate Pro in Brick, NJ
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