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client and buyer agent agreement, code of conduct?

To all real estate agents out that can help out with this question, a bit complicated but pretty sure it can happen. But we had an agent toke us a wild roller coaster for 1 and half weeks of trying to find a home. well, we were the one who actually gave this agent a listing that wanting to go see the properties ASAP due to the fact the market is getting hot again but this agent gave an excuse not to go look. And also we never sign any paperwork about using this agent on our behalf. We kind of knew this agent a bit due to the fact that we were renters and this agent was a management for those properties but never knew each other personally. Well we went to this one property that we feel in love and wanted to bid on it, well at the end when we were looking at the contract, one, it didn't make sense and when ask details about it, this agent gave us a run around answer or the answer was kind of off or didn't make sense. well, went it came down to wire, last minute this agent told us another contract was coming in and had to make a decision right now. Then an hour later was told we lost the contract. This agent did send us the contract/documents with our information on it. But we never signed anything, we were the one that found/gave this agent information/location of the property. We did majority of the leg work, so at the end we had part ways with this agent. This was a new construction property and the contract came from the builder assuming the agent just fill in the blank with our information. A week went by, this property was still on the market, we did however called the agent/builder for this property and told there is no contract on it and can be closed in 30 days.
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You are not subject to a "code of conduct," skosanou; you can go with a different agent. So long as the new agent is aware that there was an old agent, and they are satisfied with the arrangement, all should be well!

Congrats again!
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If this isn't a wake up for the state of the educational system in America, I don't know what is.
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Sorry, the question to this was, is it going against the code of conduct to go with a different agent which we have now and she is fantastic, to get this property? The previous agent has agreed to part ways with us and the new agent also been told by us we did had an agent we let go.
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Correct me if I'm wrong . . .

You asked an agent to show you properties, they refused. Then, when they did show you a property that you liked, they wouldn't explain the contract to you. Then, they said that another offer was coming in, and since you hadn't signed an offer, you figured you were out of luck.

A week later, you call the builder, and they said, "Come on down!"

You're asking if the agent violated anything that would make their behavior actionable?

Probably not. The one item would be if they had lied to you about another offer coming in. It would be difficult to get a hearing board to act on it, though, if it is only your word against theirs.

If you had a written agency agreement with this agent, and they had not fulfilled the terms of that agreement, then I think you'd have a case.

Agents are not obliged to explain the contract to a client; I have heard that in some states, they're actually considered crossing the line into "practicing law" if they do so. However, I do think that "your" agent should recommend an attorney for you to consult with if they do not feel comfortable explaining the contract to you.

It does seem as if this is going to end well, however, so, congratulations!

All the best,
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