I had a buyer that lived in a neighborhood where there were larger homes available for a family to move up to. They loved the community, their friends and the schools. They only wanted to move up to a home in this specific community.
There were only a handful of homes that met their specific requirements. They were in no hurry to buy, it was just something that when the time was right, they would purchase one. I showed them homes on and off for about five years.
When a home that had been on the market for an extended period of time due to it being over-priced, they decided to make an offer. The listing agent was from what I will politely call a "snootty brokerage" in a high-end section of Atlanta.
We made an offer on the home based on the current market conditions and that it had a very unique floor plan, not a traditional one. It would need some remodeling.
The Listing Agent was not pleased with our offer. I got the impression that she was a little embarassed to even present it to her seller. From that point, I believe it was now a situation where we had our buyer being "Profiled" for this agent. She had determined that my buyer was not serious, and she suddenly was very difficult to reach. Instead of being focused on how we could have a meeting of the minds, she had written us off.
It was a very difficult transaction to pull together, but the buyers finally got the home. In this case, it appeared that this agent was more of a hinderance than an agent representing her sellers' best interest.