I can not believe how many calls I get from potential buyers calling all the listings that they might possibly be interested in. What is wrong with you, I know you think you will get a bargain but you won’t, in most cases the Realtor keeps all the commission and does not get you a deal because they are bound by law to get the seller the best price possible. Normally ,in Canada anyhow, the listings are posted on the realtor .ca 72 hours after hitting the Realtors MLS site so the Realtors that have buyers signed up will find them before you even see them.
Wouldn’t it be easier to find a Realtor that will work with you to find a place that you like and not spend countless hours looking at places you have not interest in? You just tell your Realtor who now works for you what you want and they will find it a lot quicker that you will and they will represent you in any negotiations, more and more we are seeing deals where the buyer goes to the listing realtor and if you look at the contract it says there is no agency with that realtor, this means that you are on your own. I often think of this as going to court without a lawyer and asking the Prosecutor to defend you. To all you potential buyers out there get a Realtor, let them spend that all too expensive gas rather than it coming out of your pocket. I met someone the other day that had a list of 73 Realtors to call talk about wasting everyone’s time. He had been trying to do this over 3 weeks and guess what most of them were sold by the time he talked to the Realtor