A buyer on Trulia wants a "non-monetary influenced' Realtor

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Paul Howard, Broker, Paul Howard Realty 856-488-8444 8639604
Here is the answer I gave.
All the Realtors that are "non-monetary influenced' left the business to get a job that would pay their bills. I could use a roofing contractor right now that is 'non-monetary influenced'. Let me know if you have a number I can call. I have an occasional client that could use that number too.

You haven't said what you are looking for other than it has to be 'perfect for us' and a 'dream' house.
I am curious about how many hours the agent spent with you - without pay. How many houses did you see? What were the reasons they were not for you? Some buyers can find 'perfect' - just not in a price range they can afford. You might want to think about finding an agent that would accept a retainer that could be applied to his/her commission if you find a house and settle.

I can tell you that I am definitely not in this business to work for free - although that does sometimes happen. If you find someone that says they are, what else will they say just because they know that is what you want to hear.

I don't know the details of your situation but for others reading - keep in mind that usually we don't get paid till you buy a house. That fact affects who we are willing to work for. I myself, tend not to work for most investors unless they pay me a retainer. I know too much to give it away for free and if they don't buy they will use what I taught them somewhere else.

Here is the thing though: If your agent thought you were wasting her time she should have just said "I can't find what you want in the price range you are looking. If you want me to continue you need to change your criteria or pay me a retainer". She should NOT have just cut you loose without a word. That is rude and bad business.
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