Hello JD and thanks for your post.
So, my first question is, are you working with all three agents simultaneously or have you worked with three agents in a row and none of them have worked out? The reason I ask is that, many times, unless the buyer is willing to commit to an agent as his or her representative, the agent is unlikely to expend too much time looking for the buyer. Like others, I'll email listings to clients who have expressed, for example, an interest in a 3 bedroom home in Santa Clara, California, but who have not expressed a desire to work exclusively with me. For those who are active buyers, who have worked with me exclusively and who have signed Buyer/Broker representation agreements, they have my full, undivided attention to their housing needs and search. I will daily search the MLS for suitable homes for them, will preview houses before showing the homes to them, review the comparables, check the disclosures and know everything about the home before I suggest anything to the client.
Otherwise, I've learned from experience that a buyer who will not sign such a buyer broker agreement is usually not that serious in working with me at this time, so we keep the relationship casual and open-ended until the buyer is ready to make such a commitment. In today's home buying environment, as you are now finding out (and others do too, but it takes time and exposure to the market), one must be "serious" about a house hunt in order to be successful. To do this, you, as the buyer, must make serious commitments to buy with a qualified, experienced and willing agent.
Interview a few agents, be upfront about your needs and expectations, and then be willing to make a commitment to work with and hire an agent, and I'm certainyou'll see a huge difference in the type of service you receive from that agent. Good luck!
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