I can see your point in what your saying.
It’s pretty rare I have three clients that like the exact same properties. There are a number of factors for that such as taste, financial means, if they’re in the market at the time and the area. If all three match up then yeah it could come down to who meets the sellers demands such as quick closing, no contingencies, etc. Then after that and there’s still 2 or more investors well then it’s pretty rare. Even so sometimes I have to run the property by 7 or 8 investors before someone wants the property. Like my uncle once said, “you could go around knocking on doors handing out $20 bills and some people wouldn’t take it”
As far as agents and brokers go, they’re just like everyone else at work. There are good one and there are bad ones, some you click with and some you don’t. It’s important that you find someone that you click with and will work for you and has your best interest. Because we rely on so many people in a real estate transaction (title, escrow, appraisal, loan officers, home inspectors, home warranties, etc) I try and surround myself with people that know what they’re dong can get the job done and those people are hard to find. So when I do find someone like that I’m loyal to them as my bonus back to them for doing a good job. It’s my professional “blackbook”.
If you ever find an agent/broker you like and trust I think it’s in your best interest to sign the exclusive buyers agreement - after all isn’t a contract both parties performing otherwise it’s not a contract…?
Agents and Brokers are not lawyers generally, however I do have two lawyers that contacted me a few days ago to hang their agent sales license under my brokers license. They’re interested in real estate, want to be mentored learning the business and will probably use their knowledge and RE license to save themselves and family money when buying/selling property.
Your right many agents are not investors or want to be investors. I know some of the best agents and they could care less about owning property, and I know agent that invest heavily. Some of the best agents don’t own investment property but they know everything about a particular city like the schools even down to the principals, the city plans of whats going to be built, the vibe of each neighborhood, and everything else about the community and those agent are great for finding homes for your family.
Bottom line I think just like in every other professional your looking for just like that good CPA, Doctor or Attorney there are good ones, bad ones and different specialties in each field. Once you find a good one you count on them and they count on your support.