FSBO - Buyer's Agent Questions
I posted our house FSBO on Zillow and CL on Monday. We have 4 showings this weekend. I had originally said in my Zillow ad that we would work with buyer's agents. I just changed that to say that we won't work with buyer's agents.
I am unsure how to handle these two situations.
1) A realtor called me on behalf of his clients who are family members of his. The buyers had looked at our house when it was for sale the last time (when we bought it). They wanted it at that time but couldn't get the financing together. Now they are pre-approved, have a good down payment and are ready to go. He asked me, "What are you thinking 3%?" I replied, "That depends upon their offer. We can talk about it."
They have not yet come to see the house. Can I call or email the realtor at this point and tell him that based upon the interest in our home we are now not willing to work with a buyers agent? Alternately could I say, "We are willing to work with a buyer's agent but it may affect the buyers' chances of actually purchasing the home." If we are lucky enough to get multiple offers an offer with a buyers agent attached is much less attractive.
2) A buyer called me today and said, "I saw your house on Zillow and would like to set up a showing." We set up a time and I asked if he was working with a real estate agent. He said he was. If the buyer found the house himself and called himself to set up the showing why would I pay an agent? I have to call this person back can or should I tell him that we will not work with an agent? After writing that out it seems stupid to even ask. Of course I should tell him that! Right?