Who Shows the House the Buyers Agent or Sellers Agent

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Real Estate Agent with Re/Max Eastern inc.
https://activerain.com/droplet/5ddN

I wantto buy this house

 

Yesterday I not only received emails but phone calls from buyers wanting to see my new listing they saw on the Internet . Not unusual right?  That is until the question came up "Are you working with another agent " The answer was yes. I have a agent

  • Either the agent was too busy
  • They were out of town .
  • They could not show them until the end of the week  
  • The best was they were old
  • it was too hot for their agent

 

I explained I was the listing agent and represented the seller . If I showed them the property I would then be a dual agent .If they had a problem with that I could have another agent in my office represent them . If they wanted to still be represented by their agent then their agent had to take the time to show them the property .

 

 

I was very sorry but my time was valuable and it was part of their agents job to show the property to them .Some of the buyers were very nice about it and said they didn't understand how Real Estate worked and thanked me for explaining it to them and would call their agent again .

 

 

There was one buyer who argued with me insisting that they wanted to see it and make an offer with their agent . I should show the property to him for my seller and do my job .. I very nicely told him if his agent wanted to get paid he needed to do his job in representing him and show him the property . I politely ended the conversation

 

 

 Later that night around nine o'clock  I received a call from an agent asking if he could show the property .His client was available to see the property in the next fifteen minutes . He said the office was closed so he tried my cell phone . I told him to call the office in the morning it  was too late to show the property tonight .The seller gets up at 6 AM for work .He gave me an argument about his client is available now and may not be available tomorrow . I assured him there was no way he could see the property tonight

 

 

The agent is scheduled to see the property today .

The times for showing the property are clearly stated in the showing instructions

When you have a buyer don't you explain to clients how

Buyer Representation works

Do you sit clients down an explain the process of

buying a house ?

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Hannah Williams
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Marney Kirk  It is sad isn't it .  I do believe they did get back on track

Bruce Minter  Glad it worked out for you

Mike Cooper  Always enjoy your posts . It is not uncommon  agents want to get 50%  and not do their job . Last few transactions I had to fill in the first page of the agreement for the buyers agent plus  furnish information for the buyers mortgage company because they could not reach buyers agent .

Thank you for taking the time to give your professional input

Hannah

Jul 12, 2018 11:51 AM #63
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Jeanne Gregory
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"But my agent is at her/his real job" (whine).  So sick of hearing that. 

Jul 12, 2018 11:59 AM #64
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Christine Kankowski North SD and Temecula  Funny you should say that . I purchased my second house for sale by owner before I was an agent  .The next day we woke up to a flooded first floor as the hot water heater had broke - No home inspection  -

Paul Durry  That is so kind of you . I appreciate it

Jill Sackler  I liked my agent is old  I really had to bite my tongue

Ron Aguilar  It does take all kinds to make a world -- a day in the life

Thank you for your professional input

Hannah

 

 

 

Jul 12, 2018 12:03 PM #65
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Fred Dorsey Glad you agree I appreciate your kindness

Mott Marvin Kornicki  My mortgage bankers daughter was working with an agent  I told him she needed to see the property with her agent . I do not show other agents clients properties unless an agent contacts me and we have a discussion

Jeanne Gregory . I hear you -  You understand where I am coming from

Thank you for your professional opinions greatly appreciated

Hannah

Jul 12, 2018 12:16 PM #66
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Jason McIntosh
RE/MAX Bay to Bay - Tampa, FL
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I think the "Hitting the Nail on its stubborn head" part is the expectaion from the gate!! Really not sure "Benefit of Doubt" rule applies here... where there's smoke... we all know the rest!

More than just advising our clients but giving them a Blue Print on the ENTIRE process... We have all had demanding buyers sure.... However I am more than confident my buyer would NEVER make that call due to more than an Obligatory factor but rather we are the ones dragging them into the one that just popped up! As a Listing Agent also I appreciate the skillfully tactful approach  on how you handled yourself... Spot On! Especially when you have clear cut showing instructions from your seller.... From the sound of the interest, desparation is not on the side of the seller in this case! Crisis avoided! Good Topic, yes it happens when amateurs have no control of their clients...

Jul 12, 2018 06:08 PM #67
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Jon Quist
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There are WAY TOO MANY poor agents out there. Their conduct reflects on us all. More of these 'winners' should be reported. Herd needs to be thinned.

Jul 13, 2018 12:14 AM #68
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

9pm calls, with a request to see an occupied house in 15 minutes? Highly unlikely that works very often!

Jul 13, 2018 03:26 AM #69
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Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
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I'm sure I would have responded as you did on all points. Obviously this is a hot property and these buyers wanted to see it asap! Congrats on the listing and happy selling.

Jul 13, 2018 05:58 AM #70
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Robert Rauf
HomeBridge Financial Services (NJ) - Toms River, NJ

Experiences like this just make me shake my head.  and you have to love the 15 minute window, especially at 9pm.  We get that in the mortgage world as well.  "call Mr X betwee 9:15-9:20 Wednesday night"  w/o asking if you are even available. and god forbid nature calls in that time slot.

Jul 13, 2018 07:25 AM #71
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Jason McIntosh  Great comment love it

Jon Quist  When you do not educate your buyers this is what happens

Kat Palmiotti But his client might not be available any other time

Thank you for your professional input

Hannah

 

Jul 13, 2018 05:28 PM #72
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Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty  So glad you agree . I am sure you would have handled it the same

Robert Rauf  Pushy pushy pushy ... By the way love your new picture

Thank you both for your professional input

Hannah

Jul 13, 2018 05:33 PM #73
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
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Yet, reason #74 to turn off your cellphone at night at a reasonable time. I turn mine off at 7 PM, all computers, all digital. Whatever is happening, it can wait until morning.

Jul 13, 2018 06:41 PM #74
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Anne Corbin
Fritz Realty LLC - Spotsylvania, VA
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I had a buyer call me rude when I wouldn't step in and take her to a house showing because her agent was sick. I told her that her agent could find a substitute agent within her brokerage. If I showed the house, then I would be paid the commission and that I would not share my commission with her agent. I guess wanting to get a paycheck is rude.

Jul 13, 2018 07:22 PM #75
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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I have helped agents in my office when they had doctors appointment, out of town, etc., and they reciprocate when I can not do a showing. But, that is very rare.

Jul 13, 2018 08:06 PM #76
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents  I do not like to shut off my phone in case their is a family emergency 

Anne Corbin  That is because agents do not explain agency as required by law I should say in my state of Pennsylvania it is required by  law . I cannot speak for other states .

Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®  That is a professional courtesy  but should it be your listing representation should be explained

Thank you for your professional input

Hannah

 

 

Jul 13, 2018 08:31 PM #77
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Will Hamm
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Hello Hannah,  I know this happens first hand and I always ask if they have a agent they are working with, not fair becuasethere agent just wants a day off some times.

 

Jul 15, 2018 07:20 AM #78
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Will Hamm Best to ask ahead of time .Then to be surprised later .

Thank you for your professional input

Hannah

Jul 15, 2018 09:33 AM #79
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Dianne Goode
Raleigh Cary Realty - Raleigh, NC
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HI Hannah.  It happens to us all.  My favorite is, "I do have an agent but I don't want to bother her."    Apparently they have no problem bothering a complete stranger!  Like you, I decline.  

Jul 15, 2018 10:41 AM #80
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Diane Goode They can bother me all they want but I do not represent them . I will not decline as you do ...

Thank you for your professional input

Hannah

Jul 15, 2018 03:45 PM #81
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At least you callers were honest about having an agent already. Some lie about that in order to get a showing when their agent is otherwise occupied.

Jul 20, 2018 01:35 PM #82
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