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Old 04-28-2008, 01:30 PM
 
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My husband and I have recently met with a realtor that a co-worker recommended to me. We have just started to look at buying a home, for the first time, but have been browsing and researching online and asking friends, etc. for months. My husband is not a fan of the realtor that we met with. He doesn't think she is aggressive enough and thinks she will only show us homes that her company is listing. We met with her one month ago, and she has shown us one house. The market is saturated in Louisiana right now. There are over 500 homes in our price range in the area where we want to be. My husband wants to meet with another realtor and give them the option to both work for us. I think this is suicide, because I don't think either realtor will agree to that. Opinions?
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Old 04-28-2008, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Martinsville, NJ
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My husband and I have recently met with a realtor that a co-worker recommended to me. We have just started to look at buying a home, for the first time, but have been browsing and researching online and asking friends, etc. for months. My husband is not a fan of the realtor that we met with. He doesn't think she is aggressive enough and thinks she will only show us homes that her company is listing. We met with her one month ago, and she has shown us one house. The market is saturated in Louisiana right now. There are over 500 homes in our price range in the area where we want to be. My husband wants to meet with another realtor and give them the option to both work for us. I think this is suicide, because I don't think either realtor will agree to that. Opinions?
I agree that working with two Realtors in one market is not a good idea. You need to find one with wqhom you are comfortable. Someone whom you feel understands your needs, and who will work in a style that you like. It sounds like the one you started with isn't the right one for you. Why would you work with her & someone else, instead of just getting rid of her & using someone else?
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Old 04-28-2008, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Salem, OR
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Just because someone recommended an agent to you doesn't mean that they are a good fit for you.

You want someone more aggressive so go find someone more aggressive. I can tell you that I would walk away from a client who wanted to work with two agents. I think all really excellent agents, the kind you want to hire, would not want to do that.

We good agents value ourselves, and hence our time.
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Old 04-28-2008, 01:48 PM
 
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That is a valid point. I think that if we like the other lady my husband wants to meet with, we will just work with her. Since I am mainly the one who will be dealing with the realtor, its important to him that the realtor and I click, but at the same time wants someone who is going to work for us. I hadn't pointed out to him that it made no sense to work with the lady who he didn't like. I think I will bring that up. Thanks.
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Old 04-28-2008, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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That is a valid point. I think that if we like the other lady my husband wants to meet with, we will just work with her. Since I am mainly the one who will be dealing with the realtor, its important to him that the realtor and I click, but at the same time wants someone who is going to work for us. I hadn't pointed out to him that it made no sense to work with the lady who he didn't like. I think I will bring that up. Thanks.
Once you've made your mind as to which agent you will work with, you should let the other one know that you've decided to go in a different direction (with a different real estate agent). This will prevent any misunderstandings down the road.
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Old 04-29-2008, 06:23 PM
 
Location: northern california
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I'd definitely work with only 1 realtor, even if both agreed to it. But before going with the 2nd realtor you found, I'd check her out and make sure she's right for you. I asked for advice on what to ask a buyer's agent and got great feedback:
http://www.city-data.com/forum/real-estate/312056-interviewing-buyer-s-agent.html

We are very happy with our agent and glad we took the time to find the right person for us. Good luck!
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