Most agents are happy to show one of their listings regardless you have an agent or not. In the rare situation where an agent tells you that you need to be represented to tour a home, you can ask if those are the wishes of the seller. A seller would have to explicitly instruct their agent to not show their home to self-represented buyers.

Some agents would feel more comfortable being there to host a showing for self-represented buyers which you can offer up as an option.

For more answers about how to work with a selling agent as a self-represented buyer, check out our Home Buyer's Guide!

Agents also like to understand if you are pre-approved to purchase a home, while this is not required. If you are not pre-approved yet, here is an online application from our partner Trilogy!

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