I am trying to buy a house/condo. Last week, a realtor contacted me after I sent an e-mail to his company's web site. Then he came over to my house on Saturday so we could go look at some properties. Before we went, he asked me to sign a form. Now, I am totally ignorant in house buying. The guy said he needed me to sign the paper before he could drive me around and show me houses. I told him I was not comfortable signing something I do not understand. He assured me it was not a big deal. Well, I really want (need) to get into a house in the immediate future, so I signed, and off we went. He was cool enough I guess. Yesterday, a friend of mine who bought a condo in December recommended another realtor. I called this realtor. He said he would be happy to help me; then asked if I had signed anything with another realtor. I said yes, but didn't know what exactly it was. I learned that what I signed was a buyers representation agreement, stating that only this guy can represent me. No other realtors can help me. Is this fair, to do this without explaining that I would not have access to other realtors? He did not tell me this. Although he seems to be working hard for me, I did not appreciate being hamstrung this way. I am thinking of cutting him loose. Am I being unreasonable to want to get rid of him? Do all realtors require this agreement form before they show properties?