I know I don't have a leg to stand on, but sounding off about it helps! Here's how it went down. I received a call on one of my listings. The buyer said he was not working with an agent. I set up a showing and told him I could show anything else he wanted to see also. We met at the house and I felt the showing went well. He said he had not been looking long only the last coupledays. He told me he was pre-approved and ready to buy. We talked about how I represented the sellers but could represent him also, dual agency, should he want to write an offer. He said he understood and did not have a problem with that. He said he would be in touch soon.
The next day I get a call from another agent. He has an offer on my listing. I said I didn't know he had showed it and he said he didn't. I asked if the buyer was Mr. so and so and he said yes. I asked him if he had ever been inside the house and he said no. Oh well, an offer is an offer and my primary duty was to my sellers. I was mad but more disappointed in the other agent. Was he really looking out for his client's best interest?
He emailed the offer to me and I couldn't open the file. At home or my office. Never had that problem before! So he faxed it. What a sloppy job of writing an offer! Nothing written in for fixtures, did they not want anything? No seller's disclosure, no lead base paint disclosure, no contingency to see one.
We are in the countering stage. My seller is not happy that the other agent will get part of the commission and he hasn't even seen the property!
Sloppy Real Estate! Sloppy Agents! If this goes together, you can bet I'll be keeping it together and doing most of the work. Oh well, that's why we get the big bucks, right?
Just another day in Paradise in Iowa City, Iowa.