Buyers’ Agent Wants To Meet With Us (Sellers). Bad Idea?

The agent representing a prospective buyer wants (well, wanted) to have a meeting with us. Our own agent says they’re “just trying to show their clients that they’re earning their commission.” I’m a little skeptical.

I don’t know what questions the sellers’ agent might ask. I don’t really even know why they might want to speak with us directly. We were very upfront and candid on our disclosures and even added some information that our state does not require. And our state’s mandatory format for offers for purchase has pretty much everything we need to check the “yep” or “nope” boxes. So I have no idea what they’d want to tell us, if in fact they did need to impart any information.

I just couldn’t see the need for the meeting, and I couldn’t think of anything I needed from the meeting. So response was: no, we’ll certainly answer any questions and review any information that our real estate agent forwards to us, but we don’t wish to have this meeting.

Was that a bad idea? I’m not terribly concerned, given the current state of the market. But I’m still puzzled by them ever asking in the first place? Is this something that happens a lot these days? And if so- why? and what do the sellers’ agents hope to accomplish in these meetings?

EDIT: I should have mentioned that the request came to us through our own agent and that our agent would have been at the meeting. I re-read my post, and that wasn’t very clear, sorry.

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The agent representing a prospective buyer wants (well, wanted) to have a meeting with us. Our own agent says they’re “just trying to show their clients that they’re earning their commission.” I’m a little skeptical. I don’t know what questions the sellers’ agent might ask. I don’t really even know why they might want to speak with us directly. We were very upfront and candid on our disclosures and even added some information that our state does not require. And our state’s mandatory format for offers for purchase has pretty much everything we need to check the “yep” or “nope” boxes. So I have no idea what they’d want to tell us, if in fact they did need to impart any information. I just couldn’t see the need for the meeting, and I couldn’t think of anything I needed from the meeting. So response was: no, we’ll certainly answer any questions and review any information that our real estate agent forwards to us, but we don’t wish to have this meeting. Was that a bad idea? I’m not terribly concerned, given the current state of the market. But I’m still puzzled by them ever asking in the first place? Is this something that happens a lot these days? And if so- why? and what do the sellers’ agents hope to accomplish in these meetings? EDIT: I should have mentioned that the request came to us through our own agent and that our agent would have been at the meeting. I re-read my post, and that wasn’t very clear, sorry. submitted by /u/gaspronomib [link] [comments]

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