Trying to buy a house in Sydney at the moment, already hard given the amount of competition out there, throw in dodgy RE agents and underquoting, but this one is a first that I've experienced! Wondering if anyone has experienced anything similar?
Property was listed off market, agent emailed me on Thursday as I'd show interest in another property. Open homes on Thursday and Saturday, we attended the Saturday afternoon open.
Agent asked me if we were interested as they'd already received offers, I said we were, just need to review the contract and do some due diligence this afternoon. I messaged the agent that afternoon asking if there was a chance if we could see the property again before making an offer, which she said probably not, and would instead share a floorplan which I was OK with.
On Sunday, the agent shared the floorplan, which I thanked her for, and said she would be contacting all parties on Tuesday for next steps. I said we were in a position to make an unconditional offer and wanted to do just that.
Today (Tuesday) I hadn't heard from the agent, I'm interested in this property so I message her to say we'd like to make an offer, what is the ballpark the other offers have come in, which she advises the property is under contract, that the owner made a decision on Saturday night.
I'm assuming the agent hasn't done anything illegal (in NSW), but she certainly hasn't acted in the best interests of her client by not seeking additional offers from interested parties! It smells fishy, I feel like the agent's convinced the vendor to sell to someone they know for a probably below market price!
Should I just let this go, raise a complaint with the agency? The agent herself is ignoring my calls haha!
Already finding it hard enough with Sydney houses being sold for literally stupid amounts over what they would have sold for 8 weeks ago, to mostly people (probably investors) over 50 with deeper pockets than us. I'm no amateur with property, this would be the 5th property I have bought and sold - but this is the hardest market I've seen in the last 11 years of ownership!
TLDR: Agent sold property without asking for offers from interested parties!
EDIT: Seems like my rant was misguided, was upset I missed out as was too slow! Thanks for the grounding comments :)