Can I (a buyer) have direct contact with the seller?I am in the process of buying a new house. I have my own agent; he is not the one the listing is through. There has been a ton of miscommunications between us clients and the agents during the negotiations, inspection repairs and setting up the appraisal. Now the results of the appraisal show the utility room must be finished (drywall and flooring) even though I agreed to finish this myself during negotiations. Plus, the appraiser is saying 2 old barns on the property need to come down because of safety hazards even though one of them has recently been professionally straightened, rebraced and reanchored to the foundation with a new roof. Apparently the appraiser was too lazy that day to really inspect the structure. There are a few missing boards and a large section missing out of the back of the barn but it is structurally sound and we were going to finish it after purchasing to use as a garage. Considering this, I feel it is very necessary that correct information is exchanged between me and the seller regarding these issues, but I don't trust either agent! I am very tempted to go talk to the seller directly so we can iron this out but is that a breach of contract or will I get in trouble by the agents? Also, I was wondering why the appraiser demanded these things be done because this is for a conventional loan, not FHA. The house is only 6 years old and the seller never got around to finishing the utility room - its not like its in shambles. Can he really demand these things for a conventional loan?November 23 2013 - US00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.