You are not my agent, and I am not your client.

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Residential

There is a gentleman in our area, who is renowned for calling "listing agents" to view their properties. After viewing the property, he then sends out an e-mail, to them... just to clarify his position stating: "You are not my agent, and I am not your client" (clearly someone has coached him on what to say).  He doesn't tell them that upfront, only after they've actually gotten in their car, and shown him, his wife and mother-in-law, some properties.

He only calls listing agents, presumably, because he believes he'll get a better deal by working directly through the listing agent.  Although I'm not aware of any offers he's written, he appears simply to be a perpetual "shopper".

I was recently the recipient of one of his calls.  Knowing his reputation, I replied to all of his questions very carefully.  Careful to represent the property. I was careful to ask if he was currently working with an agent.. he replied that he was not. We talked a little about the property, it's attributes, and the location.  It's a beautiful home, on a fabulous tree-lined street, with homes of historic significance.

I asked if he'd like to arrange to see the property (I would have happily shown it to him), he indicated that he'd drive-by first, and let me know.  While we had a very nice conversation, I haven't heard anything more from him, an I don't expect to.

Oh, other than an e-mail stating: "You are not my agent, and I am not your client".

ALAN MAY, Realtor®
Specializing in Evanston Real Estate and North Shore Real Estate
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Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, 2929 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201
847.425.3779      Cell: 847.924.3313      Email: Almay@aol.com




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 ALAN MAY, Realtor®
Specializing in Evanston Real Estate and North Shore Real Estate

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, 2929 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201
847.425.3779      Cell: 847.924.3313      Email: Almay@aol.com

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Jason Sardi
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Sounds like a complete waste of time very interesting chap:)

Jul 28, 2009 04:07 PM #1
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Craig Rutman
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What's up with this guy?

Does he just like to waste other agent's time?

I had a woman recently who I showed one of my listings to. She does the same thing apparently, only calling listing agents thinking she's going to get a better deal.

After a lengthy conversation explaining to her how it works, she said that NOW she understands. Then she left, walked over to another home for sale a few doors down from my listing and called the listing agent.

Some people just don't get it. Or don't want to.

Jul 28, 2009 04:09 PM #2
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Alan May
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a "very interesting chap" indeed, sardi-san

Craig - I think he's anticipating some savings... somehow... someway...

Jul 28, 2009 05:04 PM #3
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Larry Story
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OK Alan while you are not my agent (though I would trust you to be) and I am not your client (although I would be lucky to be)  I think he is a pinhead and maybe you ought to post his name in the office as such.

Jul 28, 2009 05:16 PM #4
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Alan May
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awww... shucks, Larry... now I'm blushing.   Don't worry... pinhead's name is well known in the office.

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What a strange character..well it takes all kinds to make a world..interesting blog post..thanks

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Jul 29, 2009 08:31 AM #6
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it do take all kinds, don't it, Hannah?

Jul 29, 2009 08:38 AM #7
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