There may be a listing agent on the premises, especially if it’s an open house.
If you attended the open house without a buyer’s agent, you might feel obligated to contact the listing agent, but it’s common practice for buyers to have their own agent representing them.
Can you look at homes without your realtor?
You can attend an open house, or call the seller or listing agent to ask for a tour. You should be clear with the listing agent that you are buying a home without an agent. If the listing agent asks you to sign any forms, have them reviewed by your attorney first.
Do I have to use the Realtor that showed me the house?
Agents do not work for free. You might ask, “Isn’t that the job—to show their listings?” Yes, an agent is obligated to show client’s homes, but if you are working with another agent, typically your agent will show you the home.
Do I need a realtor if I already know what house I want?
First, you are never required to hire a real estate agent to represent you if you don’t want one. Yes, you can contact the sellers agent and have them write your offer for you, and present it to the seller. Second, having one less agent in the process does NOT necessarily mean more money for the seller.
Do you have to pay a realtor if you don’t buy a house?
A: Typically you owe nothing to the Realtor and they usually cannot charge you anything as well. There are laws against what is called “advance fees” in the business. A: There are only very specific circumstances where a Realtor pursue you to have their commission paid.