This is regarding the guy who told me that I was too lazy to show him homes-- since I refused to show without a pre-approval letter.
I got a call last night from an agent from a Discount Brokerage and we started chatting about her buyer. Soon, I realized that she was calling about the same guy that I had spoken to-- who called me lazy since I wouldn't show him a listing without a "piece of paper". She told me that he was supposed to be bringing proof of ability to finance (after numerous other showings) -- when she showed him my listing.
When I quoted him to her "Well, I'm not married to my agent" -- she acknowledged that this buyer was not loyal to her or anyone else. She was aware that he was trying to go unrepresented -- so he could received whatever benefit he perceived he could obtain.
She also told me that she has shown this guy about a dozen houses before-- and she is finally putting her foot down to require proof of ability to pay.
Initially-- I thought I made a mistake-- I mean this guy wanted to look at and potentially buy one of my listings ($375k) -- unrepresented-- I'd make a FULL-BIRD COMMISSION. However, my belief and conviction not to show un-approved buyers a house --- Was affirmed when I realized that he was looking at over a dozen listings-- and not providing any proof.
The reason I am posting this follow-up blog-- is because some agents agreed with me-- others disagreed with me-- Those who disagreed -- did so on two fronts: 1) I am not representing my seller by refusing to show the property 2) I could have earned a double commission
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