Listing agent will only allow us to submit offer through her & not our own agentHello,My family & I found a property that we liked based on what was advertised... a short sale, more than 4,000 sqft, 6 bed, 4 bath, lot size almost 3/4 of an acre. Zillow shows DOM 660+ days, another site 330+ days. We contacted the listing agent for a showing, & found out that the house was very small. The sq ft, bed, & bath advertised was actually combined with a 2 BR in-law suite above a detached 3-car garage. The house also needs an incredible amount of work done. Never updated from the 60s, basement leaking, etc,... the listing agent herself said that it would need over $100K in work. That same week, we called her twice to ask what bank it is as the buyers agent that we were going to work with was reluctant to get involved if it was a big bank. She did not return our calls. We called a 3rd time to ask for a 2nd showing to see the in-law suite (refused to show at the 1st showing), & finally got a response. During that timeframe, they accepted an offer, which we were told was low (it was hinted at 50K below asking) & submitted to the bank already. We contacted a buyers agent to submit a back up offer. The buyers agent contacted the listing agent -- who told the buyers agent that she would ONLY accept an offer through her as she showed us the house twice. I don't feel she would have our best interests vs the seller (personal relationship, their adult children have known each other since childhood) & I don't feel comfortable with it. She also said that she would only accept ONE back up offer & that she was still showing it (rush, rush). I am unsure of what to do now... we want to make an offer, but we don't want to get screwed down the road somehow. In a short sale, does that matter (dual representation) as much since it is mostly the bank calling the shots? Any thoughts and advice would be appreciated.Thanks.April 28 2012 - US0YesReport 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.