Yes, some agent troll listings to contact sellers and claim that agents won’t show your house. This is unethical and ineffective, because is a licensed broker, with all rights and responsibilities of all brokers who contribute to MLS systems. And, ultimately, agents want to sell houses. Smart agents realize that houses come on the market through many types of agencies. Househunters usually find houses on their own through the online listing sites that showcase all MLS listings, including listings. A househunter doesn’t care what kind of agency listed a house he wants to see, and smart agents realize that it doesn’t matter to them, either, as long as they earn a commission for managing the buyer’s side of the transaction. Finally, tracks the source of home sales, and has verified that many of those sales are transacted with name-brand agencies and brokerages.