[Residential] Buyer's agent pissing me off, how can I cut him out?

Hey WSO,

I recently made an offer on a home that was accepted. $1000 earnest deposit has been submitted. Signing of P&S agreement to happen in 2 weeks.

The buyer's agent that has been representing me has been pissing me off and he finally crossed a line where now I want him to be fucked.

The easiest way to do this is back away from the deal. I will lose the house and might lose the $1000, but at least the buyer's agent will lose tens of thousands in commission.

I am wondering if there were some other ways I can cut the buyers agent out and still get the house... perhaps I can go to the sellers agent, explain what's up and they will tear up the offer we have and we can resubmit an identical offer to the owner without the buyers agent. My sense is that the seller's agent isn't so unscrupulous as to go for this, so I want to see if anybody has some creative ideas I could pursue.

Comments (6)

  • Investment Manager in HF - Other
Aug 5, 2022 - 1:07pm

You probably signed an agreement with the agent when you started searching for a home. Many of those have clauses about them still being entitled to the fee if you buy the place after dropping them, so I doubt there is much you can do. 

Also, the person helped you get the house, what could be pissing you off so much? If it's egregious I understand, but seems petty based on just this message.  

  • Analyst 3+ in IB - Gen
Aug 5, 2022 - 1:41pm

You probably signed an agreement with the agent when you started searching for a home. Many of those have clauses about them still being entitled to the fee if you buy the place after dropping them, so I doubt there is much you can do. 

Also, the person helped you get the house, what could be pissing you off so much? If it's egregious I understand, but seems petty based on just this message.  

Can confirm that I did not sign anything with the agent.

Aug 6, 2022 - 1:05pm
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