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Something Fishy Is Going On....Sudden Increase in Buyers Demanding Listing Agents Show Properties!
At first I didn't think anything of it...but all of a sudden I notice a dramatic increase in phone calls from buyers to our office asking to have the listing agent ONLY show them a listing. It became more and more frequent. The buyers were stating one more things "We do not have an agent and we will not sign buyer agency." OK...but why?
The buyers tell me they are calling all the listing agents to see several different properties. Hmmmmm.....this just doesn't make sense. Until...I realized a particular online company was actually telling buyers to do that...and then call them when they want to write a contract so the buyer can get 2% commission rebated back to them. Interesting.
Why the heck wouldn't a buyer want a great agent, who was THEIR buyer agent, showing up, showing comparables and then taking them out? Good buyer agents can even show you neighborhoods you don't even know about. I mean, honestly...how do you even KNOW you are seeing what there is to see? Rarely do my buyers who started online even buy the house they called about. Usually, it a concentrated effort that takes much dedication and energy to find that perfect house. It's just ... more
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