Into my open house! You walk quickly by me when I am talking to another person in the hopes that I won't press the issue for you to sign the sign in sheet. Don't think I don't know your schtick cause I do, this isn't my first rodeo. You are the "independent contractor." You don't need my help. You don't want my advise. You are looking for homes on your own and doing just fine, thank you. When you want to look at a home you just call the listing agent to show it to you. Do you know you are doing yourself a diservice though?
If you give us the benefit of the doubt us agent are fairly helpful. If you are scoping out this home in a attempt to figure out how much your home is worth just ask me and I will do a market analysis free of charge. If you are here to figure out how to make your home more salable just ask me and I will tell you what improvements are worth it and which are not. If you are looking to buy a house I will show you the best buys in the neighborhoods you specify to me. I may even know who built your house and how well he built it. If you work with me I can drive you around in my car instead of having you waste all of your gas. I can stear you clear of that house that smells like a huge litterbox. I can let you know that a shortsale might take longer to close then the month that you have to move in. I might even know facts about the situation of the seller that might get us a better deal....that is if there were an "us." I have a good idea what certain improvements run in price and I could dissuade you from that fixer money pit that you are considering. I could recommend that you check into more then one banker so you could save a half percentage point and big money over the life of the loan. I could tell you about resources where you could check out crime statistics or school ratings. I know which contractors do good work for a fair price and I know who I have heard complaints about. I can even make sure you get to the banker so you find out what you can be preapproved for so you don't fall in love with a house out of your price range.
Just give me a chance....I am a wellspring of knowledge. You can't help but be if you do this for a living and enjoy every minute of it.