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Rainmaker
585,620
Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

Very rarely, but more often get buyers who have dumped their agent...mostly after they realized that the agent what not really working for them.

Eve

Aug 18, 2015 11:56 PM
Rainmaker
315,687
Robert Smith
Preview Properties, PC - http://www.RealEstateMich.com - Brighton, MI
SRES, Search for Homes Brighton-Howell-SE Michigan

I've had a couple this year. And one who found out his unresponsive agent was part-time. Ironically, that agent worked under a very prominent and high-visibility agent with a large staff of buyer agents and assistants.  Still haven't quite figured that one out!

Aug 18, 2015 11:48 PM
Rainmaker
3,729,948
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

One of my very first transactions started off with the words -- our agent left town and didn't leave anyone to look out for us...  

When people in my office heard about it -- they told me the buyers would leave me once their agent came back.   Although the search wasn't quick -- they did find a home through my efforts.  

Aug 18, 2015 11:46 PM
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1,538,484
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Yes we are seeing the same.

Aug 18, 2015 11:09 PM
Rainmaker
692,098
Sara Wagner
The Woodland Companies - Adams, WI
Stevens Point Rentals

Dont recall any of those.

Nov 16, 2018 09:18 PM
Rainmaker
3,563,469
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Very infrequently. Mostly I get calls from buyers who are trying to abandon their agent.

Aug 18, 2015 11:57 PM
Rainmaker
1,598,888
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

A few and I did not always agree to work with them.

Aug 18, 2015 11:57 PM
Rainmaker
336,879
Jenna Dixon
Momentum Real Estate Group LLC - Marietta, GA
55 & Over | New Constructions | Horse Farms

I have seen a few this year, most I find are not being abandoned as much as they are being fired.  With slim inventory, agents are not interested in working with weak buyers. 

Aug 18, 2015 11:12 PM
Rainmaker
5,440,963
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

this is a sign of the times.... inventory is scarce and buyers who do not JUMP are being cut loose....someone will make the sale....

Aug 18, 2015 10:50 PM
Rainmaker
831,353
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Met one yesterday.

It was the third agent this buyer has been with visiting my listings.

It is highly likely when the agent is advised of this buyer loyalty that a fourth will be in play.

It would be advisable for agents to create a loyalty program. 

But, we should all be aware that the 'interfering father' may have caused previous agents to conclude this buyer is not worth the time required. What a shame.

Aug 18, 2015 10:15 PM
Rainmaker
846,120
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Hey Ed I think this is a very "Miami" thing. I get it often.

Aug 18, 2015 08:51 PM
Rainmaker
827,572
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Ed - I have not heard of this happening in my area, but I would certainly be willing to work with any buyer who had been abandoned.

Aug 18, 2015 02:45 PM
Rainer
230,874
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

all the time. sometimes i see why after, other times i see its a shame

Aug 18, 2015 01:51 PM
Rainer
214,523
Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL
Your Real Estate Partner

actually got one this week...2 agents met with client, then never returned calls.  I met with them, got listing to sell commercial space, and we are talking about selling her current home and purchasing another.  My gain!

Aug 18, 2015 12:44 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Yes, Ed, in just about any service business there are plenty of clients that have been let down by their previous provider.

Aug 18, 2015 12:42 PM
Rainmaker
567,724
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Sometimes they previous agent does abandon them but often the previous agent didn’t demonstrate any expertise.

Sep 16, 2015 06:33 AM
Rainmaker
699,027
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

I haven't seen alot of it because I'm the abandoner.

Aug 20, 2015 10:34 AM
Rainmaker
2,463,607
Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

I don't think I've had that happen.

Aug 19, 2015 04:43 AM
Rainmaker
3,985,587
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

More like buyers and sellers where the agents don't return calls in a timely manner.

Aug 19, 2015 02:55 AM
Rainmaker
1,417,877
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Ed Macias This does happen. However, there is often two sides to every story.

Aug 19, 2015 12:48 AM
Rainer
66,214
Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

About 15% of my business consist of buyers who agents disappered.  5% of the buyers that call me I understand why their agent abandoned them.

Aug 19, 2015 12:15 AM