4 days ago, I received a call from a potential buyer for one of my listings. We set an appointment that I would meet the buyer's at my listing and even confirmed our appointment this morning for 10 am. When I arrived, the buyer's were sitting on the front porch chatting away with the sellers. All was great. We went through the house together and I never asked if they were working with another agent - nothing was mentioned by the buyers. They fell in love with the home and told me that they had another house to go take a look at with another agent. I gave them my card and told them to call me if they wanted to write an offer or if they had any further questions.
This afternoon, an agent from 60 miles away calls and is writing the offer. She has no idea where the house is, what's involved with a country property and has not showed the house. She wants me to send her all the info so she can write the offer for her buyer's that she swears she gave her biz card to and told them to give it to anyone that they looked at houses with.
OK - now the offer is signed and she wants to fax it to me so I can present her offer to my sellers. Isn't there some point at which she has Buyer agency signed? Isn't there some place in the document that they sign and she witnesses that reads that she is working in the buyer's interest? I am at a lose as to when that agency agreement kicks in if all that agent does is type a offer? If anyone out there can enlighten me, I would appreciate it.
OK - now I'm ranting - Maybe she has seen the price of gas and figures it's just cheaper to let all the other agents run around with her buyers and then she types up the offer?? Perhaps she runs without morals or any thought of her fellow realtors. Anyway, I'm unhappy and told her so - not that I think she gave that any care with her very limp - "Oh, I'm so sorry!" I would have felt better if she would have said nothing at all. Anyway, what do you think?