So you go to a listing appointment, and before hearing back from the seller, you see the listing come up in the MLS.
Some agents think they can call the seller and ask why they were not selected in order to improve their listing techniques. Not So!
You are not permitted to contact the client of another agent, except to show the property if that is the method used in your area.
This month an agent was fined $500 for picking up the phone and calling the seller of a listed property for any reason other than to show the property. The agent was very nice and even sent a Thank You note to the seller for speaking with him about why he wasn't chosen. Then Whammo! That nice note cost him $500, as that was written proof that he had contacted another agent's client.
Be careful out there...if it's listed...it's off limits.