Crazy Buyers Playing Two of Us in Same Office

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Ok, so here's a story for you.  I'm on floor one morning and I receive a phone call from a potential buyer/client.  He  wants to see one of my listings asap because he says he's going to buy it.  After engaging in a conversation with him, asking him if he's currently working with anyone and getting a no to that question, I refer him to a lender for a pre-approval.    Everything goes as planned, he calls me back that afternoon to tell me he's been approved and we're ready to go.  We go look at the property the next day, write an offer and the rest is history.  That afternoon I'm sitting at home checking my email and I receive a phone call from a REALTOR in my office.  She proceeds to explain to me how she was supposed to show my house earlier that day and she overheard me saying I was showing it and she just had a feeling that my buyer was her buyer that she had been working with.  Well, guess what, it was so we dealt with this in-office.  So, how do we stop this?  I thought I asked all the right questions.  I asked if he was working with anyone else.  He never indicated that he had even called about any properties.  
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Rosemary Brooks
BMC Real Estate - 209-910-3706 - Stockton, CA
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Wow.  Working at home is still looking better and better to me.
Sep 29, 2007 04:26 PM #1
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Jeff Payne
The Payne Group at Keller Williams Success Realty - Panama City, FL
Panama City Real Estate

This is a tender issue in office.  Did either one of you have a buyer/broker agreement?  Who is the procuring cause of the sale. If the other agent was working with the buyer, why did you write the contract.  The best way is to handle this in house.

Sep 29, 2007 04:34 PM #2
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Anthony Stokes-Pereira
Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty - Nanuet, NY
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Hi carey,

I know what you are saying, remember buyers are lier's,, That what they say!!!!

Sep 29, 2007 04:58 PM #3
Rainer
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Pullman, WA
We have had the same problem a couple times. As a broker, I try to get to the bottom of the real problem. Once it was they did not like the first Realtor, the second was a lack of respect and courtesy.
Sep 29, 2007 07:15 PM #4
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James Gordon
Sibcy Cline Realtors® - Cincinnati, OH
REALTOR, PBD SFR SRS
Carey I can not believe that a buyer would schedule 2 viewing of the same property the same day with 2 agents. Did you ask the other agent for some information the they would normally not know?
Sep 29, 2007 11:37 PM #5
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The other agent did NOT have a buyers agreement with this buyer.  I didn't know that he had spoken with her until after I met him and wrote the agreement.  She (agent) called me because I had mentioned that I was going to show the house that day and she said she had a feeling that it was this same buyer.  She gave me his name and sure enough it was but I didn't know of the situation until after all had been done.  I asked him and he said he had not talked to any other agents.....The buyer didn't schedule the showing with both of us for the same day.  I later found out that he first called the other agent, she couldn't show it to him, then he called back to the office and got me, we spoke, had an in depth conversation and scheduled the showing.  
Sep 30, 2007 01:21 PM #6
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Carey Smith
The other agent did NOT have a buyers agreement with this buyer.  I didn't know that he had spoken with her until after I met him and wrote the agreement.  She (agent) called me because I had mentioned that I was going to show the house that day and she said she had a feeling that it was this same buyer.  She gave me his name and sure enough it was but I didn't know of the situation until after all had been done.  I asked him and he said he had not talked to any other agents.....The buyer didn't schedule the showing with both of us for the same day.  I later found out that he first called the other agent, she couldn't show it to him, then he called back to the office and got me, we spoke, had an in depth conversation and scheduled the showing.
Sep 30, 2007 01:22 PM #7
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Ronald Gillis
Southwest Florida Notaries (Mortgage Notary Signing Agent) - Port Charlotte, FL
CNSA Southwest Florida. Notaries, Port Charlotte, 941-7-NOTARY

Many who do not work on commission do not understand.  Other than being responsible and asking, there is not much you can do about the situation.  Also, another possibility, maybe they didn't like the other agent, for what-ever reason.  It is a difficult position, but something you have to work out each time it happens.

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