Hi Pak and All,
I still stand on my earlier post where I stated I didnâ€™t have enough info to condemn the agent, nor suggest that you fire the person. I wanted to clarify for you, Pak, that does not mean that I think you, as a buyer should work w/ a Realtor who is not meeting your needs. Neither do I think any buyer should feel pressured into buying a property at any time, not after 3 showings or after 30. Helping a buyer prioritize their needs, and helping a buyer formulate reasonable expectations is part of our jobs as Realtors. Sometimes it is hard for a buyer (or seller) to hear, but that doesnâ€™t justify rudeness on the part of the Realtor.
On this thread, I heard â€œfire this Realtorâ€ and I donâ€™t agree. Instead, I suggest to Pak the following: If you think the Realtor can do a good job for you, pursue a straightforward honest communication about your expectations and hear what and why the Realtor assesses you are picky. Perhaps the delivery of the message was offensive, and no you donâ€™t have to work w/ someone you find offensive. Is there any possibility that your expectations do need an adjustment? I donâ€™t know the answer to that. I am simply pointing this out, because if you are holding unrealistic expectations, you will find yourself traveling a road of frustration.
I saw some posts on this thread that said no buyer should feel obligated or pressured to buy after three (3) showings. I couldnâ€™t agree more! I didnâ€™t see anything in your post, Pak, that indicated the Realtor was expecting you to write an offer. I didnâ€™t want to unleash on a Realtor for pressuring you into writing an offer, if indeed, the Realtor never did such thing. If the Realtor did pressure you, then, Pak, no I donâ€™t think that is right. But, if that didnâ€™t happen, and our participants on the board are reading into the situation beyond what it is, perhaps we need to be more careful.
Pak, I wonâ€™t outright tell you, â€œFire Your Realtor!â€ I will tell you that you come first, this is an important decision, and you need to have confidence and trust in the Realtor representing you. You are entitled to look at many properties before making any decisions. For each person, that number is different. You have the right to be picky, but you must also be realistic. If you place expectations too high or unrealistic, it will only bring you grief and frustration. Perhaps your expectations are very realistic, and indeed, your Realtor was just impulsive and rude. If so, then, the right answer might be to move on. Itâ€™s simply impossible to ascertain from the limited info so instead I tried to play devilâ€™s advocate in an attempt to help you best come to terms with the best next action for you.
All the best.
Deborah Madey - Broker