Our Agent is Out of Town 'Til Thursday
This morning I received seven separate inquiries on listed properties by an unknown contact who wanted to see the properties . . . today.
Yeah . . . sure.
I asked that the contact complete the Buyers Questionnaire I have on my site, which they did promptly.
While I appreciate the honest candor of the reply to the question: Are you currently working with a Realtor® -- and the reply was YES by the way -- why on earth would any agent, including a listing agent, want to drop everything and run to show listings to someone who already has an agent?
If the person is working with a Buyers Agent, and they are out of town until Thursday . . . WAIT!
I wrote: If you're working with a Realtor®, as you indicated, you need to be in touch with them for your real estate needs. Please contact them to show you property. My office can not assist you at this time. Thanks!!
This was the response received: "our realtor is out of town till Thursday so just trying to stay up on the listings. We will contact the seller listing agent which is what I thought I was doing."
Not only do I have EXCLUSIVE BUYER AGENT smattered all over my website . . . but I also have tutorials, also smattered all over my site . . . "Why Work With an Exclusive Buyers Agent?," "How an Exclusive Buyers Agent Can Help You With Your Home Purchase," etc.
I'm not the one missing anything . . .
I know when I represent Buyer clients they never feel as if they are the ones that need to try to stay up on the listings.
Plus, if I was the listing agent of all 7 properties, why would I want to take the Buyer of another agent out showing 7 properties?
BEST REAL ESTATE PRACTICE TIPS -- a Buyers Agent, would strongly advise their client:
DO NOT have direct contact with the Listing Agent!
The Buyer has no clear concept of:
- Legal Real Estate Agency Relationships
- Fiduciary Duties to the Client
- The Listing Agent works for the SELLERS
- Why Listing Agents worth their salt love these direct contacts
- Loose lips . . . cost the buyer money!
The very astute buyer, who thought they were calling the listing agent while their Buyer's Agent was out of town . . .