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Orlando Buyers Agent illegal or unethical?

Real Estate Agents, lets get real...

Just because you do not like something an agent did, does not not make it "Illegal".  Illegal means "breaking the law".  Working with a buyer or even snatching a buyer away from you is NOT ILLEGAL.

In most cases, taking a buyer away from an agent  is not unethical behavior either.  Buyers (and Sellers) are free game until they sign an "EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO REPRESENT CONTRACT" with a real estate broker...that agreement then means that the buyer  is  "listed" exclusively by that office, and the buyer is no longer on the open market free to work with another agent.

If a home buyer calls our office and is looking for buyer representation, it is irrelevant which agent they were working with previously if they signed nothing...

We do get calls from Buyers who are unhappy with their current agent.  Occasionally,  the buyer is just too picky and unreasonable and their agent did nothing wrong...but mostly, the buyer just ended up with a lousy agent. I get it. Either way, I will speak with buyer to see if we are a good fit to establish a satisfying working relationship as a buyer client. 

Not illegal or unethical...just strictly business without the drama.

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 Eve Alexander Orlando Buyers Agent

 

Comment balloon 5 commentsMike & Eve Alexander • February 12 2014 04:11AM

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Mike and Eve- I agree with you- but I am always weary of a potential client that ash already worked with another agent- there may be a reason that the agent is not returning phone calls.

Posted by Shanna Hall, I love selling houses!!!St. Louis, MO 314-703-1311 (Real Estate Solutions) over 4 years ago

Hi Mike and Eve, It's important to get a contract signed, but if they go to another agent anyway, what are you going to do, sue them, and then make a big deal with the other agent, causing more problems?  We just say, Oh Well, and move on. We use the contract as a psychological tool, and hope that it works.

That usually happens for convenience. They see a sign while driving, call the agent on the sign or at an open house, and they agree to buy it before someone else does. Sometimes the buyer tells the agent they are not working with another agent, even though you have showed them 3 houses in the last two days and have a signed contract.

Posted by Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN (Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC) over 4 years ago

Agreed.  If the Buyer is not under contract with another agent they are fair game.

Posted by Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust! (Friends & Neighbors Real Estate) over 4 years ago

Mike & Eve:  Without drama???  You're taking the "fun" out of it for soooo many when you do that!  Some thrive on it ...

Not me!  So agree with you,

Gene

Posted by Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience (NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656) over 4 years ago

Shanna:  If they don't like their agent, chances are it is them.

Larry:  You are right, but the LA needs to question them more.

Evelyn:  True...

Gene:  I am getting too old for drama...

Posted by Mike & Eve Alexander, Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers (Buyers Broker of Florida ) over 4 years ago

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