Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?

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Real Estate Broker with BlueCoast Realty Corporation
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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?

Mr. Buyer, did you really just call the Listing Agent about the home I showed you?  Did you really utter the words, "If we cut her out I should be able to get the home for less"? 

Image of Anime character OUCH!  That smarts.  What are you thinking here?  Have you forgotten the Buyer Agency Agreement we signed?  You know, that document you put your John Hancock on stating that I was working for you and would be your Agent in the purchase of your investment property?  Yeah, that one. 

If you want out of that Agreement, I'll let you out.  But to go behind my back and attempt to cut a deal with the Listing Agent is not only wrong, it's bad business for YOU!  Do you really think the Listing Agent is going to get you a better deal?  Have you forgotten who they work for?  Not you, buddy.  They're working for the Seller and their Fiduciary Responsibility is to them, not you.   

Not to mention how much time, money and expertise I've put into helping you maximize your buying power.   When you've signed a Buyer Agency Agreement and already viewed the property, going directly to the Listing Agent is not in your best interest.  But if you really want to spend more money than you have to, far be it from me to stand in your way. 

Of course, since the Listing Agent operates under the same Code of Ethics I do, that's off the table with this home.  Yep, he called and filled me in.  And to say he was taken aback by your call is putting it mildly.  See, for the most part we REALTORS® stick together.  We treat others fairly, respectfully and ethically.  And we expect the same from the Buyers and Sellers we work with.  It doesn't always work that way, every once in a while we get a Buyer like you, who feels they know better than we do how to get the best deal.  A Seller who chooses to ignore our best advice and go it alone.  Most of them don't really get the deal they were hoping for; they leave money on the table or spend more than they had to.  But that's their choice, and we grin and bear it.

So where do we stand?  If you still wish to purchase the home, we'll write up the offer and I'll represent you in getting the best deal for you.  If you prefer not to make an offer on that home, we'll go ahead and void our Buyer Agency Agreement, I'll wish you luck in your home search and we'll both move on.  Sound fair to you?

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Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528
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Tish, delighted that the listing agent did the right thing by you.  These buyers just don't get it - thinking that they'll save money by going directly to the listing agent.  They not only don't save anything, but it costs them in the long run.  We don't just "show" houses, we negotiate and walk them thru everything from offer to close.

June 10, 2011 02:20 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA

What a no good Sierra Oscar Bravo. Glad the listing agent was honest. He'll probably never make a decent offer on the house anyway if that's how he operates.

June 10, 2011 02:24 PM
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Charles Edwards Bentonville
AR REALTOR, Bentonville Real Estate Agent and Broker
Coldwell Banker Harris McHaney & Faucette 479-253-3796

Tish, This is no place for sissys. We earn our fees and this blog points that out.

June 11, 2011 08:13 AM
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Deborah "Dee Dee" Garvin
WJ Bradley Mortgage Corp.
W. J. Bradley Mortgage Corp.

Tish, There are so many posts on this issue and so many advice questions on the same subject on Zillow and Trulia that I really think it is more of an education issue than that all buyers are bad guys.  Not defedinging the inexcuseable; but many, many people just do not understand ageny.  I think I would do a very detailed information with every buyer....I mean, I keep seeing comments from buyers who honestly think going straight to the listhing agent will get them a better deal.  Where are they (consumers) getting this notion?  IMHO it is not coming out of mid air!

June 13, 2011 09:31 PM
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Karen Anne Stone
Fort Worth Real Estate
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County

I am very sure that if someone tries to go dancing and attempts the Whiskey Tango Foxtrot... somebody's toes are really going to get stomped on.

Tish, this double-crossing buyer needs to get THEIR toes smushed... hard !

June 13, 2011 09:33 PM
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