When there are agents that are NOT thinking in the best interests of their clients and make decisions for them or steer them in the wrong direction, I really question what their agenda is. I represent both buyers or sellers and have been keeping my head above water because I question what I don't know and actually put myself in other people's shoes before flapping my lips.
Over the last week (amongst getting over strep throat) I have had a few instances where I just can't figure how these agents believe they are thinking in the best interests of their buyer let alone this industry.
1) Ringy Ding Ding! Hi! My client is going to put in an offer on your listing. VA loan and well qualified and I'll be meeting with him tomorrow noon. NO CALL by the next evening so I follow up. Oh, my client is still searching around for loan programs and doesn't want to jump into anything.
I actually chuckled and told her good luck.
2) Ringggg...... Hi Sally! My client wants to see your listing and no I don't have an Sentricard but I'll use my friends. (UH, I'll give you a one day code so you don't have your friends name show up on my log) He gets there and lets his clients roam around while he quizzes my seller on all his games and movies he's checking out in the living area.
Why aren't you viewing the property with your client?
3) Ring Ring Ring..... Hi! We're putting in an offer and just wanted to get any specifics, time lines etc. I did receive it a few hours later. It was an 'insulting my seller low ball offer' and knowing our property is priced way below another unit and lowest in that area. (very nice condition!) I ask why such a low offer. The agent says because they looked on the tax records and saw how much my seller paid for it.
I asked, "WHAT DOES THAT HAVE TO DO WITH MARKET VALUE???"
Okay folks. I'm having a real hard time with this one.
What would the agent have done if it were their own property on the market?
How about if they are representing a seller?
Tell the seller to accept the low ball even though properties are still selling in this area at reasonable market price?
Any Thoughts??????? How about suggestions for newer agents?
NOTE: Yes, I did check...all are newer unseasoned agents and only the numbers 1 and 3 had a couple of transactions....number 2 had none.
Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman is a Realtor-Associate® and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) with Century 21 Liberty Homes in Mililani, Hawaii. With a sharp understanding that a listening ear is the key to a client's needs she serves the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) and all Hawaii Military Relocations, Hawaii Retirees, Hawaii Job Transfers and Hawaii Residents, Home Buyers and Sellers.
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