It's not fault of YOUR agent, if you have one. I would say that the buyers agent is a fool for showing people houses without
1. HAVING THEM PRE APPROVED FIRST.
2. IF THEY SPEAK A DIFFERENT LANGUAGE (ARE FROM A DIFFERENT COUNTRY) - YES I would inquire as to their US citizenship BEFORE I go around showing them houses. Yes - definitely.
But that's me. I know what I'm doing. :)
We too understand your great disappointment........important to point out is the system works. It was identified there was a problem, unfortunately not early enough for you, but the violation was detected prior to closing.
The buying system is designed to protect all parties from being exploited. agent, title company, attorney, inspector, surveyor, loan agency etc. are all key players in the process serving to protect everyones best interests..