Buyer Already Working with an Agent

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Crossroads Real Estate LLC

With all the things that could go wrong in Real Estate this one really frustrates me.  I average a call a month like this one.

This week a Buyer calls requesting a showing.   I look up the property on the MLS to find the unit has an accepted offer.  I ask the Buyer if they are working with another Agent.  The answer is no.   I then ask the Buyer what they are looking for, price range, area, features, and if they would like me to do a search and E-mail them a list of properties.  Of course I collect contact information and enter it into my MLS address book.  I spent about an hour and a half searching, weeding out properties that do not fit the needs of the buyer, and E-mail a list.  I also refine the Real Estate search and set the Buyer up on a number of automatic home searches on the MLS.  I call the Buyer to see if they have any interests in the units and would like to schedule a showing to personally view them.   AI am told, “I like a number of homes and would like to see them.  I am already working with an Agent and have sent the list to them.”

I don’t know why, at that point the first thought that came into my head was this Buyer was either working with a relative, or an Agent too busy, or too lazy to serve the needs of their customers and clients.   If it was a relative, did they suggest the Buyer’s have another Agent spend time to search for a home?

I would think common sense would prevail.   If one Agent has displayed the concern and skills to spend time to locate a home which fits the needs of the Buyer, why would they consider going back to one who has failed? 

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I think your blog describes an experience that most of us have had. It is so aggravating when this happens. The fact that they lie to us when asked lets us know that they do understand.  If not, they would tell us in the beginning. It seems that some agents do suggest getting someone else until they "decide" to work. I still don't know any way to correct this problem.

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Sorry, this has happened it can be upsetting; especially, when you asked if they were working with an Agent.

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