We liked 2 homes in Ardenwood area and asked our agent to give an offer to the properties based on our

Asked by Sind, Fremont, CA Mon Apr 6, 2009

priorities on likings. But agent came back and told us that the one we interested is very high priced and it has got a high priced offer. But the second one we can proceed. But we came to know that the agent was lieng as my friend had a chat with listing agent she told her she hasn't got any offer on that property yet she is happy to review the offer. And my agent is pushing me to buy the second home and she reduced the contingency period and all. Price for the second home is high as per the comps. Listing agent and my agent works for the same firm. I am really hurt becuse I trusted my agent. So many times I asked about the first property still the agent says the first house got higher offer. Is it possible for me give the offer to the first house to another agent who works for the same firm. I do not think I have signed any agreements with my agent as such. Expert response will be greatly appreciated.

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Sind, Home Buyer, Fremont, CA
Mon Apr 6, 2009
Thanks for the quick reply, definitely I am going talk to the broker.
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Steven Ornel…, Agent, Fremont, CA
Mon Apr 6, 2009
Sind, Carl is right, it's not about the Agent, it's about the Fiduciary responsibilities the Agent owes to a client. Personality is one thing, but when you are talking about the purchase of a home the utmost care is a requirement - period.

You will not only be helping this particular agent by speaking with the Broker, you will also be helping the future clients of this agent and the profession in general.

Best,

-Steve
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The Medford…, Agent, Fremont, CA
Mon Apr 6, 2009
Sind:

The role of your agent is to represent your best interests. If it does not appear that they are doing so, then you need to discuss it with their broker. If correction is required, then the agent will grow as a result and future clients will receive better service. I understand your concern about the agent and her future prospects, however, you should not be concerned about the agent: the agent should be concerned about you and YOUR future prospects.
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Sind, Home Buyer, Fremont, CA
Mon Apr 6, 2009
Actually we liked our agent from the begining and trsuted very much. We want to talk to the broker but want to make sure it should not affect her career. As we saw around 6 homes through her.
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The Medford…, Agent, Fremont, CA
Mon Apr 6, 2009
Sind:

I agree with the comments below – your next conversation needs to be with the broker over your agent. Do not sign to remove the contingencies on your existing offer until you are satisfied that you are offering the correct amount on the correct property. If you end up firing your existing agent, interview 3 or 4 to find a replacement. There are many good Realtors in this area.
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Brian Ripp, Agent, Fremont, CA
Mon Apr 6, 2009
Hi Sind,
I also feel bad about your situation. I'd would like to state that most real estate agents are professional and honest. I agree to Steve, call your agents 'Broker' and convey your concerns. And you feel inclined to fire your agent, you may do so. You also may interview several agents and see who you would like to work with.

Good luck,
Brian Ripp, CRS, GRI
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Steven Ornel…, Agent, Fremont, CA
Mon Apr 6, 2009
Hi Sind, I'm very displeased to hear of your situation.

I believe your best course of action is to immediately call and speak to your agent's broker to share your story to get down to the bottom of what is going on. You can check who the broker of record is for this agent by going to: http://www2.dre.ca.gov/PublicASP/pplinfo.asp

After all the facts are known, it may or may not be time for you to find new professional representation. If it turns out that its time to start fresh, I would like to sit down with you to share how I do business and see if we might be able to work together.

Best Regards, -Steve
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Sunil Sethi, Agent, Fremont, CA
Mon Apr 6, 2009
We don't have much facts. Don't know if the agent is trying to steer you to a property or whether this is just a misunderstanding.

Start by confronting your agent and if you're still not satisfied, than consider talking to their broker. However if there's a break down in trust, obviously you know you need to change represenation. You should let the agent, and his broker know that you do not trust their judgement and are no longer interested in working with them, and will be seeking new representation.

It doesn't matter whether you're dealing with a lawyer, a CPA, a doctor or a REALTOR. If you don't trust the person you're working with you should consider getting new representation. Good luck on your search
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Meena Gujral, Agent, Pleasanton, CA
Mon Apr 6, 2009
Hi Sind,

That is terrible. I would really not be happy if that happened to me. I hope there was no misunderstanding. I would be happy to help you. I hope the agent has a good reason but I don't think it makes sense. Did you talk to your agent to understand why she did that?
I would be happy to help you if you want to call me at 510-279-9580

Meena Gujral
Help-U-Sell Achievers Realty
40083 Mission Blvd
Fremont, Ca. 94539
510-279-9580
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