So I’ve been hunting for a home for a while.
My first real estate agent, who was “assigned” to me on zillow (I’ve no idea how it actually works) was a really nice guy but who proved to be incompetent. After months of unsuccessful home buying and several events that proved his lack of an effort for trying, I’ve decided to move on with someone else. We did not sign any exclusivity agreement.
I found a second real estate agent through friends and he has been great.
But here’s the issue and I admit it was partly my problem. It has been almost a month since the last time I interacted with my 1st agent. He has tried to text/call me a few times but I kept ghosting him. I’ve never been great at handling these type of situations. I realize I should have been upfront with him about it but I didn’t know how to gracefully let him know I’m “firing” him so I kept dodging.
I have three options.
tell him exactly what happened, that I’m unsatisfied and moving on with someone else. But thank you and all the best. (I can perhaps spin it in a way that sounds like constructive criticism, but I’d rather just not go there to hurt his feelings) lie to him that I no longer want to buy a home. Thank you and all the best. don’t tell him why, but just that I no longer want to work with him. Thank you and all the best.
I feel really bad about having this conversation but I believe I need to. The problem with options 2 is I hate lying and I don’t like being disingenuous, but I also don’t want to hurt his feelings. Perhaps option 3 is the best, as long as he doesn’t me pester me about giving him a reason.
If you were in his shoes, what kind of response would you like?