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Question about my Realtor
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Submitted by sobmaz on August 31, 2010 - 6:03am
I have a question for anyone willing to answer.
I have been working with an agent for about 12 months now. He has shown me a lot of properties over the months, however in the last 4 or 5 months I haven't seen much at all but have stayed in contact the entire time. Never found anything because of the low inventory and high prices for junk.
Now inventory has increased there is much more to look at. A house I really liked and from what I saw, a stellar price, came on the market. It was a short sale and I found out my agent was the listing agent. I made an appointment to see that house, about four days later. The day before I was to see it my Agent called and said it had been sold.
My question is.....have I been screwed? I feel as though my agent should have called and said, look, we have an offer so you need to come and see this house ASAP, since this was their short sale listing.
I feel as though my agent thinks that since I am their client they should save me for a regular sale so they can reap the entire commission whereas had they "wasted" me on the short sale listing he/she would only get the much smaller commission.
Am I off base here or was I screwed?
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