The primary duty of a Realtor is to serve the public's best interest in general; and to serve their client's best interests specifically. By not presenting your offer in a prompt fashion, this "Realtor" failed in their fiduciary duties innate to the profession of real estate. In the contract for your offer there should be a space to specify for a respond by date. The time period to respond typically is 24 hours from the time the contract was delivered. Below is a roster a fiduciary duties an agent must perform in order for them to be considered a genuine Realtor:
As an agent of your client, you must obey their instructions. That's only if their instructions are not illegal and are in accordance with the contract.
As the agent for your client, you must be loyal and keep their best interests ahead of those of any other party, including yourself.
In many states the law requires a real estate agent, whether in an "agency" capacity or not, to disclose material facts to their client. Material facts are those that, if known by the buyer or seller, might have caused them to change their purchase or sale actions.
Your fiduciary duty of confidentiality means that you do not disclose anything that you learn about your client, their business, financial or personal affairs or motivations. This duty survives closing and lasts forever.
Accounting for all documents and funds in the transaction is a fiduciary duty.
6.) Reasonable Care:
Whether on the buyer or seller side, a Realtor is expected to advise on price, inspections, negotiations, repairs and many other facets of the transaction. If it's not something they are expected to know, they are expected to advise your client in how to get the information.
Most Realtors are profession, prompt, and conduct their business with your best interests in mind. It pays to work with a genuine Realtor.
Haydon Young--- http://www.destinrealestateandland.com