(Closed) Seller’s counter offer… my bad old realtor… idk what to do :(

posted 8 years ago in Home
Post # 3
294 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

It depends on the type of agreement you entered with them. I don’t know too much about OR real estate laws but here are the types of most common agreements:

-In a a non-exclusive buyer/broker agreement you can purchase property with another broker as long as the property purchased was not first shown to you by the previous broker.

-If you signed a buyer/broker agreement Exclusive right to represent you cannot hire more than one broker.

-Then there is the Buyer/Broker Agreement (Non-Exclusive-Not for Compensation) where you can hire multiple brokers to locate a property for you.

 Obviously there is a bit more to these types of agreements but, I gave you the gist of them.

****Ask the broker if they will release you from your contract if you feel like they are not the right fit for you. They may not want to release you from it since you’re so thick into it already. Good luck and I hope that helped a little bit.

Post # 4
129 posts
Blushing bee

In this situation, since you did go through the previous realtor to make the offer, it would be unfair to deprive her of the sale if the deal goes through.  Since you’re a backup offer though, there’s still a chance the deal won’t go through, in which case you could proceed with your new realtor.  I’m sure if you tell your new realtor this they would understand – the ultimate goal is to get your dream home!

Post # 5
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think I remember before that you said you gave them the price that they were listing it at.  I don’t think I would increase the offer since I’m assuming that it is probably reasonably priced right now.  If you really want to go for it, go with the old realtor since you have already taken her time for this even though she wasn’t really reliable.

Post # 6
380 posts
Helper bee

I  don’t see why you wouldn’t tell your new realtor.  I switched realtors during my house search as well.  We weren’t mid-bidding process like you are, but we were still upfront with the new realtor about the entire situation so they could determine for themselves whether they wanted to be involved with us or not.  We didn’t want to cause any trouble for them in the realtor community with their peers.

However, Ms IPhone is right, you need to check to see what you signed with the old realtor.  (If you don’t already have a copy of it, it might be tricky to find out, depending what kind of history you have with this old realtor and if they know you’re already with someone else.) 

Good luck!  Hopefully you get the house you love in the end!

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