Jack Lewitz (IL Real Estate Specialists)

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Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

1. They may not have total confidence in their agent

2. They are control freaks and think they know better than anyone else.

3. Their agent has not educated them on the etiquette of who deals with whom.

Jun 27, 2017 03:07 PM
Rainmaker
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

The reason I hear most often Jack Lewitz is they "didn't want to bother me" and then I very gently let them know that if they don't the situation will become very complicated and they may loose some of their bargaining power.

Jun 27, 2017 02:10 PM
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

They wanna deal, they want to get in before anyone else & they think it's a great idea. Just had a buyer tell me that a couple of days ago. 

Jun 27, 2017 01:56 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

They need a better education and more attention from their agent.

Jun 27, 2017 03:12 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

If their agent has not fully informed them of the process, then it should come as no surprise that they do.

Jun 27, 2017 02:56 PM
Rainmaker
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Vareity of reasons. Don't really like thier agent, think they can deduct 3%, think they are slick, don't know any better, etc.

Jun 27, 2017 02:49 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Jun 27, 2017 09:06 PM
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Alan May
Coldwell Banker Residential - Evanston, IL
Helping you find your way home.

Because the listing agent is just that charismatic?

Jun 27, 2017 03:36 PM
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Mike & Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

1.  Most buyer agents do a crappy job.

2.  Buyers do not trust their agent, because they talk out both sides.

So buyers go elsewhere to learn the truth...sometimes they even call us. 

Yesterday we got a call from a buyer under contract  in Palm Beach asking us questions because his "fake" buyers agent was worthless...

Eve

PS:  In more than 25 years I have never had a buyer call the listing agent...why?  Because I do my job!

Blame the buyers agent, not the buyer....

Jun 27, 2017 02:52 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Because they were out driving around, they saw a sign--and they lost their brain for a few minutes.

Jun 27, 2017 08:02 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I get those calls every single day, Jack Lewitz - they don't want to 'bother' their agents!  They've lost multiple homes in bidding wars and think they can get a leg-up by speaking directly with the LA. Their agents need to instruct them that this costs them in negotiating - LAs are going to ask the right questions - they represent the SELLERS!

Dumb move on their part as well as their agents'!

Jun 27, 2017 07:41 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I think there are many reasons. The one main reason I hear is they don't want to bother their agent on their day off or on vacation. How kind and considerate they are.

Jun 27, 2017 05:57 PM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

        If you work with somebody like that, make sure that you have a commission agreement in writing.    One of those LA's is going to snag that buyer, and all you will have is a long shot at procuring cause.

Jun 27, 2017 05:26 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

the buyer's agent is usually laze; or doesn't return phone calls; or possibly sends the buyer directly to avoid being bothered....

Jun 27, 2017 05:05 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

Because they can't get ahold of their agent! I had one call last week or so and wanted me to help her - really?  I suggested she call the broker and he/she could assign somebody to help her while her agent was out of town.

Jun 27, 2017 05:04 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

The instinct to "handle" kicks in. Then, they never agreed to the rules that agents live by and lastly, its my money my decision? Perhaps it's just an old fashioned "ants in the pants" at work.....

Jun 27, 2017 04:47 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Many buyers do not feel there is a need for a middle man. They are to be treated as a Supra door man or a contract space fillers.

If they have agents they do not want to show 100 homes. Those who let their clients to wonder around are often C rated discount realtors. 

Jun 27, 2017 04:03 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Either the agent has not explained the process to them or they don't listen when their agent speaks. A

Jun 27, 2017 03:56 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

You can't fix stupid!

Jun 27, 2017 03:04 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

They come with the territory.

Jun 27, 2017 02:12 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

It is a very perplexing problem and one that can backfire on buyers very quickly.

Jun 28, 2017 05:26 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I wish we knew.

Jun 28, 2017 05:23 AM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Always working an angle! Plus we live in an instant gratification world and their agent is one extra step they don't want to waste time on. I personally do NOT talk to them!

Jun 28, 2017 04:56 AM
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Melissa Jackson
Citiwide Alliance Realty - Weatherford, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

They don't want to bother their agent.  They don't know the difference.  Their agent won't bother showing them properties they are not qualified to purchase.  

Jun 27, 2017 08:59 PM
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Have had that happen where the buyer wants to find out a lot of information about the property from the listing agent before they go back and make the offer through their buyers agent. They probably feel the listing agent knows more about the property, which they do. When I get those calls, I always ask if they are working with an agent and only answer questions if they say they are not. But buyers don't necessarily tell the truth, as we all know. What I do is just tell them what I have on the MLS for the public. Anything else is for a time when I believe they have become a client.

Jun 27, 2017 06:11 PM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Because they just don't understand how it all works (because their agent hasn't educated them), they think they'll get a good deal, they think they can get in faster to see the place... You name it. 

Jun 27, 2017 04:32 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

That is rarely happened in my 26 years.

Jun 27, 2017 04:18 PM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

They think their agent won't find out. 

Jun 27, 2017 03:30 PM
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Mike Kelly,CRS,CIPS
The MJKelly Team - Santa Rosa, CA
"One of Sonoma County's Natural Resources"

I think the vast majority have NOT been explained the process. However, some agents stick their clients on a "drip" system and encourage them to get out and look at the property without the agent. They encourage them to go by open houses, etc. It's a wonder they call the listing agent? On the other hand many buyers call the listing agent directly with the idea of relieving us of our brokerage fee. They always say I am getting both ends of the deal so make THEM a deal on the brokerage--kickback-rebate, etc. Shades of Redfin!

Jun 27, 2017 03:22 PM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

All of the above. But sometimes it is as simple as they drove by a property, saw the sign and wanted the info now instead of when their agent could get the answers and get back to them. We are an instant gratification society after all.-Kasey

Jun 29, 2017 08:22 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

They either don't trust their agent to present their message properly, they are micro-managers that have to do everything themselves, or they aren't smart enough to understand the protections their agent provides them.

Jun 29, 2017 06:19 AM
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Andy Madrid
Hawaii Coast Realty, LLC - Kailua-Kona, HI
Expertise, Professionalism, and Service

without reading through the other posts - it's because they think they can get a better deal by only dealing with the listing agent.  I dont care what the buyer gives as an excuse or reason.  It's all about the money.

Jun 28, 2017 01:31 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yes, but not as much any more.  Used to be they'd contact me to see the house and to buy it.  Now they are becoming more loyal to their agents.

Jun 28, 2017 09:57 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

It boils down to not taking the time to educate the Buyer. Most seasoned Buyers know not to weaken their position by doing that.

Jun 28, 2017 09:08 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I wish I knew.  Yet, Nina Hollander provides three great thoughts on the subject.

Jun 28, 2017 07:14 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I have found 2 main reasons:

  1. They hope to get a better price - which will never happen
  2. Their agent failed to educate them on the process
Jun 28, 2017 07:12 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Jack Lewitz Some think they can get some inside information on the listing from the listing agent. Little do they know.

Jun 28, 2017 06:38 AM
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Very often, they tell me, it's because their agent isn't responding to their calls or doing what they want.

Jun 28, 2017 06:27 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Bob Crane nailed this one!

Jun 28, 2017 06:15 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

The reasons likely vary by person and can include:

They don't know any better.

They think they may obtain some additional insight.

They don't want to "bother" their agent.

Fill-in-the-blank.   

 

 

Jun 28, 2017 06:00 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

must be in control

Jun 28, 2017 05:45 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Ignorance.  Or possibly an agent that they can't get in touch with.

Jun 28, 2017 05:02 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Usualy no patience to wait or they have a buyer agent who is not working fast enough for them or not working fo rthem at all

Jun 28, 2017 04:29 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Jack Lewitz - well, they don't want to bother them...

Jun 27, 2017 10:53 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

They are ty[pically with low service, no communication agents. 

It's a reflection of whom they chose to rep them.

Jun 27, 2017 10:39 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have had some say their agent is not calling like they say they are.

Jun 27, 2017 07:39 PM
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Christine Kankowski North SD and Temecula
House Match Inc - Poway, CA
Excellent Sales and Property Management

Lots of people are online doing a lot of research on their own. Thye have acess to lots of information.

as a buyers agent, agents need to be proactive and bery responsive to keep their clients happy and motivated to see homes with them.

 

Jun 27, 2017 07:17 PM
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

BINGO  Nina Hollander !!!

Jun 27, 2017 07:06 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

For many reasons, unfortunately some are because they are not confident with their Buyer's agent.

Jun 30, 2017 10:57 AM
Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I explain why they do not do that and do not have a problem.

Jun 29, 2017 08:47 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

no idea

Jun 28, 2017 07:07 AM