Bad experiences with a buyer's agent.....

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Real Estate Agent with Kinlin Grover Real Estate Broker 9065994

Hello

      Yesterday I blogged about a buyer's agent who was incompetent and discourteous.  A lot of you commented and put me at ease that it was not me.

       Overnight I got to to thinking, I'd like to hear your experiences.  I feel as experienced agents, we are hopefully teaching these less than professional agents on how to properly handle a showing.

      So, to that end........could you share one of your bad experiences?  We'd all like to hear.

 

Thanks, 

Comments (4)

Barbara Tattersall
Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan (Keene,NH) - Keene, NH
GRI

We've all run into agents who need control, create anxiety and then try to fix it all to look good. The consumer feels like they are being watched over and are clueless as to the unnecessary drama and bad feelings being fostered.   I have to say 99% of the agents I have worked with are courteous and professional.  However, I can give you one example of a buyer agent over-stepping boundaries. The client wanted to see a particular property that was off the market for the winter.  The listing agent called and asked if the home could be shown this one time before the snowbird sellers got back. The owners reluctantly agreed. An offer ensued and buyers had an inspection during which the inspector asked about the foundation under an addition.  The addition was once a sunporch on a slab that had been enclosed and incorporated into the house as an additional room but not by these sellers.  Instead of posing a question about the addition to the sellers' agent and the seller-the buyer agent called the city inspection department from the basement dutring the inspection!  There was no record-there was no permit.  The buyers wanted it investigated, the city was considering having the slab dug up and the seller was furious. The whole thing fell apart, lawsuits were threatened and it was one heck of a mess. The sellers refused to sell to these buyers and wanted the buyer agent banned from their property.  When they got home later in the Spring-they took care of the situation and eventually sold the home. Things certinly could have been handled differently.

Oct 07, 2013 10:20 PM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Denise I have had people call me up and ask to see a home and if I do not know them I always ask two questions. Are you pre-approved and are you working with another agent. Many times I have gotten the "my agent is out of town" response. If you care about your clients and want to travel then get a back up and make it be known. If you back up a person you are friendly with then they can do it for you.

I hate to explain the old procuring cause rules to these people when it should have been done by their agent. If I show someone a home and they buy it I expect to get paid.

Oct 08, 2013 01:08 AM
Denise Dutson
Kinlin Grover Real Estate - Mashpee, MA
Real Estate Broker, Cape Cod

Barbara

      How aweful.....how do we train these people????

Oct 08, 2013 05:04 AM
Denise Dutson
Kinlin Grover Real Estate - Mashpee, MA
Real Estate Broker, Cape Cod

Noah

     I'm with you!!!

 

Oct 08, 2013 05:04 AM