Buying with Selling Agent after previous deal fell-through?
A couple of months ago we were in initial offers on a property (only bidder as house had been listed for over 30 days with not successful offers). In shor,t we are about $15k apart on the deal and they subsequently removed the listing from the market (presumably to list in new year).
We are not currently under contract with our agent so my question is: would it be worthwhile to approach the selling agent to see if we can work out a deal if we use him for the purchase? Could we buy it even though it's not currently listed?
I understand there are some moral issues here but I am curious to know people's thoughts. We do like our agent but we were frustrated with lack of transparency in the offer process.