We intend to list our house in the spring, and are pretty sure (close to if not 100%) we are going with one particular agent. When we get closer to the listing time, he will give us a formal proposal including his assessment of our house and pricing proposal.
The other day I wondered about the possibility of asking another agent or 2 for proposals. I have often heard the recommendation that a seller get 3 proposals. But it seems somewhat different in this case, as we already plan on going with this one guy. What do you think?
Is it totally dishonest/unethical/inappropriate for me to request proposals from agents I really don’t intend to use? Although I guess I could make an argument that someone COULD come in and really impress me, causing me to change my mind, I consider that extremely unlikely.
And is it an insult to the guy I plan on using to seek info from his competitors? I don’t really see this. My wife thinks it would be a sign that we don’t trust him. Me, I view it more in terms of my obtaining as much information as possible in an area I’m not expert at.