I was paired with my agent automatically by Zillow when I requested to tour a home. We have toured around 10 homes, and made offers on two. We lost both offers. We have worked together since March. We do not have a buyers agreement.
Pros: He seems like a good guy, always answers promptly and can get me a tour of any home the next day. He also points out potential problems and seems knowledgeable about random stuff on houses.
Cons: He is a random pairing that I did not research or choose. In text communications he often has grammatical mistakes. But the biggest problem was on our last home that we toured. I wanted to make an offer and he drafted up the Agreement of Sale. When I was going through signing I was reading the document and there were some mistakes that were obvious to me. I am not an expert and I am likely to miss things. But these were obvious, for example the math was wrong on the financing amount. The earnest money section was left blank. And he left a check box that said ‘Offer price higher than list’ blank even though it should be checked. When I told him this stuff he drafted a new agreement each time and sent it over.
Should I get a new agent? I’m worried if he messes stuff up on this initial contract, that there might be other problems I don’t see, and it could be costly in the future if there are more contracts that are more complicated that he messes up and I don’t catch. I am a first time homebuyer and have no experience.