Zillow Advice: Buying Process - Firing your buyer's agent? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Firing-your-buyer%27s-agent/468665/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate Since the buyer's agent showed ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Firing-your-buyer%27s-agent/468665/ Since the buyer's agent showed you the home and wrote a contract, he would have the right to a commission if you buy that home.&nbsp; It sucks that you ended up working with someone that didn't do a good job, but they can go after the commission.&nbsp; <br/><br/>Just call him and tell him the seller wants to deal and get the ball rolling.&nbsp;&nbsp; Use your agent's company to help navigate the transaction.&nbsp; You never want the seller and their agent representing you.&nbsp; They are not going to look out for your best interested.&nbsp; If you are a better negotiator than your agent, you can do the negotiating and his broker can make sure all of the paperwork is done and will protect you!&nbsp; Good luck! Fri, 16 Nov 2012 18:01:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Firing-your-buyer%27s-agent/468665/ 2012-11-16T18:01:00Z A lot of agents forget the ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Firing-your-buyer%27s-agent/468665/ A lot of agents forget the true purpose of our job: To help our clients.<br/><br/>If you like the property, then tell the listing agent to move forward...if someone else were representing you his commission would remain THE SAME, right?<br/><br/>There are so many properties in CA as well...so if this one doesn't work out for whatever reason, I hope you find a good/better one soon.&nbsp; Are you looking in Northern, Central or Southern CA?<br/><br/>Best wishes from So-Cal and good luck Fri, 16 Nov 2012 16:02:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Firing-your-buyer%27s-agent/468665/ 2012-11-16T16:02:00Z I didn't have any kind of ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Firing-your-buyer%27s-agent/468665/ I didn't have any kind of written agreement with the buyer's agent. The listing agent also claims that the seller would be liable for the commission to the buyers agent as well if he came looking for it; but that doesn't seem right as the Seller is not a party to the agreement between the agents. Am I correct in my understanding? Fri, 16 Nov 2012 05:17:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Firing-your-buyer%27s-agent/468665/ 2012-11-16T05:17:00Z If you have a signed agreement ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Firing-your-buyer%27s-agent/468665/ If you have a signed agreement with the "buyers agent" and another agent writes up a contract for you, technically the agent can come after you as the buyer for his or her supposed earned commission. The listing agent should have no concern as to your previous agent because even if the agent came after the commission they cant get it from the seller since they are not a part of that specific contract, they would seek it from you. In any case they would also have to prove that they did everything to earn that said commission. I would terminate your agreement with that previous agent if you are not comfortable. If its a multi agent brokerage they may give you someone new in that same office.&nbsp; Fri, 16 Nov 2012 03:26:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Firing-your-buyer%27s-agent/468665/ 2012-11-16T03:26:00Z The listing agent's concern ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Firing-your-buyer%27s-agent/468665/ The listing agent's concern should be the fiduciary duty she&nbsp;owes to&nbsp;her client (seller) in getting the home sold.&nbsp;&nbsp;If you signed a buyer broker agreement with the agent and it has not expired then there is a very good&nbsp;possibility the agent&nbsp;is entitled to commission.&nbsp; Review the paperwork you signed to make sure it is a buyer broker agreement.&nbsp; Sometimes a buyer will think they signed it when in fact it was an agency disclosure.&nbsp; All in all, you still have the right to have your offer presented to the seller and the seller has the right to get their home sold. Fri, 16 Nov 2012 03:15:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Firing-your-buyer%27s-agent/468665/ 2012-11-16T03:15:00Z If I were you, I would consider ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Firing-your-buyer%27s-agent/468665/ If I were you, I would consider simply contacting him and asking for a full release. Be up front and tell him you have no interest in working with him, due to a lack of trust, but that you may wish to pursue a home he showed you. &nbsp;<br/><br/>I also thing before you move forward with an offer, you might consider finding an agent that you do like/trust. It is just very important to have someone who is focused on your best interest.&nbsp; Fri, 16 Nov 2012 02:59:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Firing-your-buyer%27s-agent/468665/ 2012-11-16T02:59:00Z Not sure.&nbsp; Maybe the ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Firing-your-buyer%27s-agent/468665/ Not sure.&nbsp; Maybe the time that passed has made them more desperate to sell.&nbsp; In any event, the listing agent seems to be the block at this point.&nbsp; Fri, 16 Nov 2012 02:49:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Firing-your-buyer%27s-agent/468665/ 2012-11-16T02:49:00Z This one has me scratching ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Firing-your-buyer%27s-agent/468665/ This one has me scratching my head...<br/><br/>Regardless of what the fired buyer's agent does or doesn't do, the listing agent has a responsibility to the seller to try and make the deal happen. So, I'm not sure how he "refuses to go through with any kind of offer." In my state the agent would be required to present the offer...regardless of who does or doesn't get the commission.&nbsp;<br/><br/>Also, if the people are so willing to negotiate, whey didn't they counter lower to show that?&nbsp; Fri, 16 Nov 2012 02:44:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Firing-your-buyer%27s-agent/468665/ 2012-11-16T02:44:00Z