Question regarding using an agent from an open house vs. a previous agent...My wife and I have had an agent who put us on her email list that sends us an email whenever a house meeting our criteria comes available. If we want to see the house we would call her and get her to set up a showing. We made an offer on a house using her, but it wasn't accepted. The only thing we signed was a non-exclusive agreement regarding that sale.We recently saw an open house listed on Realtor.com and decided to go check it out on our own. It turns out the guy showing the house for the selling agent is a friend of mine who I used to work with. We're interested in making an offer, and he wants to represent us as our buyer's agent.He said since we didn't sign an exclusive agreement with the other agent then we are free to work with him.I feel a little bad for the other agent since she's shown us a few houses, but we did find this house on our own, and the guy even came back the next day to show it to us again, and since I have a history with him I think he would do a good job representing the interests of my wife and I.Is this a common occurrence? I think calling the other agent and getting her involved would complicate the process since this other guy can represent us, but I would like to minimize hurt feelings as much as possible!Feedback?April 22 2013 - Lakeland00YesReport 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.