Bravo Karen. Way to hold to your professionalism. Now for you, Gavin--what do you do for a living? Have you ever been in a career where you have to do all of the work, pay all of the costs, spend all of the time working with a client and then NOT get paid for it? Vultures, as you so eloquently put it, are human beings, just like you, who are only trying to do their job. I am sorry if you feel lilke you are being preyed upon, but if you spend enough time in Trulia, and read some of the questions here, you will find that those "Vultures" will protect your "assets" when it comes to buying real estate, so do us all a favor and consider that the next time you see a "vulture" hosting an open house or showing you your dream home.