Ethics of a listing/buyers agent switchWe contacted a Listing Agent directly via contact-form on the listing (it had the Listing Agent's name and picture on it). In our request we stated that "We see that you are the Listing Agent on this property". Our goal was to work directly with the the seller and seller's agent and have our attorney complete the transaction. A Second Agent from the same brokerage then contacted us. We thanked the Second Agent, but indicated that we did not intend to use a Buyer's Agent for the impending transaction, and that it was our wish to use our attorney to complete the transaction.We agreed to visit the property under the aforementioned stipulations.When we contacted the Second Agent following the showing (to write an offer), we indicated that we wanted to work directly with the Seller. We arranged a meeting at the Second Agent's office. When we arrived at the office, the Second Agent acknowledged our desire to not obtain a buyer's agent – but, stated that "at this point in time, we are required to sign a buyer-agency contract in order to submit an offer on the property".1.If we wrote directly to the Listing Agent to request a showing of a property (we located on our own) – but were presented with a different agent (same brokerage) who never indicated he/she wasn't representing the Seller nor affiliated with the Listing Agent – was it a necessity for us to enter a Buyer's-Agency Contract with the Second Agent?2. When we told the Second Agent that our intention was to work with the Listing Agent and our attorney, was it his/her duty to tell us that he/she was not affiliated with the Listing Agent and decline to show the house?3.At any point, should the Second Agent have referred us directly to the Listing Agent?4.fter viewing the house, did the Second Agent have procuring cause had we refused to sign the Buyer's Agency contract?September 20 2013 - US1YesReport 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.