For the second time I’ve lost out on a property after a presentation of offers, where I was the highest bid, and the selling agent was also representing the successful buyers. My agent assures me I’ve just had crap luck when it comes to selling agents being shady, but it just really feels draining. I know I could lodge a complaint about this most recent one – as per my realtor – but I walked away from a previous accepted offer following a bad inspection (40K to be insurable bad), and I don’t want agents to have that leverage against me as well as the leverage that I submitted a complaint, so for now I just stew. It just feels like this market is already so tough, I don’t need agents actively killing my offers for their own clients who offered less to add salt to the wound. I also feel for the buyers who would have gotten a pretty penny more had I even been told there was another offer this high over list. But no, just told ‘other people really stepped up – sorry’.
It’s just even more draining in an already draining process.