Posted by Chris on February 05, 2000 at 16:59:46:
Yep, I agree. However, I feel having a good agent on your side is helpful. The problem is finding one.
Agents are a dime a dozen, but as you say they are a requirement for HUD properties. If you are going to continue looking for these properties you may want to shop for your own realtor who markets these properties. Find a Realtor that you like. If that Realtor does not currently work with those HUD properties perhaps they would consider registering to sell them. If you go over to the HUD website you can find all of this information. I noticed that HUD pays the listing broker only 1% commission and the selling broker 5%.
If this agent keeps giving you problems and you want to still buy this property maybe you should make this apparent to the agent. Make it clear that you are tired of all of these calls and that you will bring in your own broker if that is what is needed to end the harassment. The agent should know this might mean a commission drop down to 1% if they don’t play ball. The brokerage might even provide an other broker for you if you tell them this one is not working out.
This broker definately sounds like one to screen through voicemail.
-Good Luck, Chris