Home Buyers Who Do Their Buyer's Agent's Job

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The implication is probably three-fold when buyers with agents call listing agents. First, they may possess little patience. We live in a world where everybody expects immediate responses from everybody, which is insane. Second, they might not feel their agent knows the best questions to ask or is too inexperienced or not attuned to their needs. Which means in their mind, they feel they can do a superior job. Their agent is just in the picture to write the offer. Sounds insulting to buyer's agents if you ask me.

And third, they might not really understand how real estate works today. They could be old school, like back in the day when almost all agents operated as dual agents. You can read more in my personal blog today at this link: Buyers With Agents Calling Listing Agents, Why?

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Elizabeth Weintraub is an author, home buying expert for About.com, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Weintraub is also a Sacramento Short Sale agent who lists and successfully sells short sales throughout the four-county Sacramento area with an emphasis on Elk Grove. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put 40 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at Lyon Real Estate. BRE License # 00697006.

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Kathy Streib
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Hi Elizabeth- we were awakened by a tornado alert during Hurricane Irma at 4 AM last year. Somehow I think that the hurricane/tornado association gets together and plans on heading to their targets at 4 AM. Glad you were spared!  And, why in the world do buyers think they can just pick up the phone and call the listing agent???

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Kathy Streib I know, right? Why does it have to be 4 AM?

As for buyers calling the listing agent, it's OK if they don't have an agent but when they are working with an agent, that's difficult. No listing agent wants to be accused of interfering with a buyer's agent client. Which is exactly what happens.

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Joan Cox
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Elizabeth, it is very awkward when the buyer calls the listing agent, and when they say they are represented. 

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Nina Hollander
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Fortunately, I've not had to deal with this situation, Elizabeth. But I did have a transaction recently where the seller kept calling me for updates and I was representing the buyer! He kept saying he never heard from his agent or her assistant. Hard to tell another agent that their seller is not satisfied with their level of attention.

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If I was this woman's agent, I think I'd be thrilled if she moved on. In fact, if I had a client who called another agent, we'd part ways. Fortunately, it hasn't happened.  Geez. So good to hear the storm passed by quickly, so sorry for those who weren't so lucky. D 

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