So to make a long story short- I am using a friend’s mom as my realtor. She helped us sell our home and now we are trying to buy. We originally wanted new construction but that’s (probably) falling through.
My realtor doesn’t do this full time and has another job. She is very accomodating to me and always is on the ball getting us showings anyhow.
That being said, I sense that she is annoyed or doesn’t really want to do the showings especially lately.
She is uninformed and doesnt seem to know the market very well.
She always has to ask me to repeat what I want my offer to be several times and seems confused everytime she writes an offer.
She told me “not to bother” putting my offer in on a house this weekend bc the sellers realtor told her they were expecting 100k over asking and we wanted to put 80k over. I looked at area comps and nothing had gone 100k over asking in the area so I felt 80k was a good offer.
Well- I basically had to force her to put the offer in and guess what? We were 2nd place the winning bid was the same offer with a higher down payment.
She isn’t actively looking on my behalf we only see listings if I send them to her.
Anyway- in summary she is a lovely person, has accomodated everything I ask of her eventually but she just isn’t doing this full-time and is a novice.
My husband is completely fed up and wants to fire her.
I called her broker to discuss the situation and the broker was understanding and said if I want to fire her I can but I have to have that conversation with her.
My problem is- she’s my friends mom and this is going to be superrrrr awkward for me.
I was thinking about just telling her were going to take a break and then go find a new realtor but she’d definitely find out that we bought a house from her daughter.