Thank you for all of the comments regarding this topic.
Since we are at the beach, we have been flooded with out of area agents who do not know the values of properties, making offers.....sometimes far less than the listed price. Hence my last post.
I am always willing to pay a referral fee to an out of area agent....be it a sister, brother, mother or father of the buyer.
That way, the buyer is being represented by an agent who knows the neighborhood.