"I already have a buyers' agent, but I don't like to drag her out to view houses."
This is a message I received earlier today. This guy, as serious as could be, called to ask if I would show him a house that is over an hour away later this week, but "preferably this evening".
What? Did I hear him correctly? I actually played the message five times to make sure I wasn't misunderstanding it.
Why would I show a house where I wasn't the listing agent nor the buyers' agent? Just for kicks?
I pulled it up in the MLS, I called the listing agent and left a message for him with this guy's name and phone number. I told him I had no inclination of calling the guy back since he has an agent, and that he was more than welcome to call him on my behalf since he was the listing agent.
Buyers, we have Buyers Agency for a reason, so you are protected and represented. Utilize your REALTOR®. Our job is to help you purchase a home, and if that means you have to "drag" us out to look at them, that's just part of our job. Don't go call random agents to show you houses. We have something called Procuring Cause, and if I showed you the house, you liked the house, yet you presented the offer with another agent, you're going to, more than likely, lose in the long run, as you'll be cutting me a nice check in the end.
Don't try to skirt the system...
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