Dear Very Tired
Have a heart-to-heart conversation with your realtor and express your concerns. Don't let it fester as it is counter-productive. She may be doing her best to find properties for you.
If you don't already know this, in certain price levels, there is tremendous competition where there is multiple offers within days of when a property is listed. I had once attempted to write an offer on a bank owned property under $250K in Hayward, only to find out from the listing agent that she had already received 98 offers, the majority of them for "significantly" over list price and many are cash buyers.
It's difficult to explain to the buyer when this happens because the buyers are still of the opinion that this is a buyer's market. Not so.
In the current market where there are a lot of short sales, we never know what the final commission would be anyway since the lenders would negotiate that. It will be time consuming to weed out listings with lower commissions. Just to give you an idea of $$:
Assume a sales price of $300K, with commissions of 6%, spit 50-50 between agencies. Assume that your agent has a 80-20% split with her broker(ilt., she has 80% of that 3% sales commission
$300 X 3$9K X 80% split = $7,200 (before taxes, E& O insurance, transaction fees, etc)
Assume 5% commission, split 50-50 between agencies.
$300 X 2.5% = $7.5K X 80% split = $6K (before taxes, E&O insurance, teansaaction fees, etc).
The agent's objective is to get you a home, be in escrow, and close that transaction. The agent doesn't get paid for any of her time until she closes escrow. Also note that she doesn't get reimbursed for any of her expenses either. Thus, the sooner you get in contract, the better. Why would she prolong the process by refusing to show you properties?