I’m having issues getting my buying agent to move fast enough. Is it possible / a good idea to contact the selling agent and work directly with them to buy the home?
Hey, selling agent would probably love not splitting the commission. Do you know what you're doing? Even if he does the paperwork you need to READ and UNDERSTAND what you're signing.
@Steve Morris The first two houses I purchased were both for sale by owner, so i’ve never used an agent in the past. I used a real estate attorney in both of those purchases. I also sold my first home by owner and found the process to be manageable.
Then I agree, the buyer's agent probably isn't adding much unless he's generating you some good leads.
After some extra thought and chance advice from a random Bigger Pockets Podcast, I believe it was the Meet Kevin episode, I decided just to get a new agent. I think the value an agent can provide is ideal for my situation.
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