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Old 02-03-2012, 04:23 PM
 
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We saw a house a few months ago that we loved and tried to put an offer on but our agent did not get the offer in on time and another offer was accepted. We are no longer working with this agent and we did not sign any type of agreement with this agent either.

Now the house has come back on the market for sell and we are working with a new agent.

Would there be any issue with our current agent writing an offer for this house?
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Old 02-03-2012, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
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You better tell the agent you are using now about this situation......however, if you didn't sign any agreement at all with the prior agent, its probably ok. But your state's real estate commission may have rules or guidelines about this kind of situation. So, my advice is that you tell your present agent about the prior bid you made on that house.
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Old 02-03-2012, 04:31 PM
 
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Well we did not make a prior bid. We were supposed to meet with our first agent to draw up an offer but that same morning she informed us that an offer had been accepted on the house.
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Old 02-03-2012, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Salem, OR
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No you're fine. Just let your buyer agent know about the previous situation. This isn't a state real estate commission issue; it's an MLS compensation issue. Just tell your agent about it. Don't worry and write up an offer with your new agent.
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Old 02-03-2012, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Gorham, Maine
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I just took the REALTOR Code of Ethics course today. For an agent to collect a fee, they must show an unbroken chain of events from start to finish and you don't have that here. As the others have mentioned, it's still a good idea to mention to your new agent that you had a relationship with another agent and have already seen the house.
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Old 02-03-2012, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Mokelumne Hill, CA & El Pescadero, BCS MX.
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I just took the REALTOR Code of Ethics course today.
You have my condolences.
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Old 02-03-2012, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Needham, MA
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No you're fine. Just let your buyer agent know about the previous situation. This isn't a state real estate commission issue; it's an MLS compensation issue. Just tell your agent about it. Don't worry and write up an offer with your new agent.
I agree. It's probably not an issue but best to inform your current agent.
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Old 02-03-2012, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Gorham, Maine
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You have my condolences.
Every 4 years, it seems like I just took it, but it was back in 2008.
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Old 02-04-2012, 08:06 AM
 
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I have the same question, we saw the house months ago and put an offer but it's not accepted. At that time, we didn't sign buyer agent contract with the agent showed us the house.
Assuming months later, we're working (and sign contract) with new agent, the previous agent comes back and tell us the seller wants to negotiate or counter offer about the house, what will we do? Of course we already told our current agent everything happened before.
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Old 02-04-2012, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Austin
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Every 4 years, it seems like I just took it, but it was back in 2008.
4 years? We (Texas) have to take it every 2 years or we can't renew our license...
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