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Friday, April 18, 2014

Home Seller Tips: What would you do if your agent responded this way?

I just read another article about a seller's real estate agent who lambasted a buyer's agent who called to schedule a showing for, get this, a Monday.  The reason for the blast was "you know today is Sunday - call me on Monday!"

I see three problems with this response.   Okay, only two as I will skip the non professional behavior by the seller's real estate agent.  Non professional behaviors is present in all professions!

OK, the issues as I see them.

First, accommodating prospective buyers, within reason, is the job of a seller's real estate agent.  In this case the sellers wanted a 24 hours advance notice before any showing.  Even with this direction the response was not necessary.  By the way, sellers who do this also break one of my major rules when selling your home - offer the path of least resistance which is addressed else where in this blog.  Notice, within reason, is the key.

Secondly, every person who looks at a home may be the buyer.  This seller's agent had no clue as to whether these people were going to be in town for only one more day or what.  How would a seller like it if they knew their real estate agent sent away a motivated buyer?  Missed opportunities can not be recreated - accommodate when possible.

If you are considering selling your Viera or Melbourne, Florida home, give me a call. I will work for you in a positive way.

If it is Sunday I will find a way to make sure prospective buyers are dealt with professionally - even if the requested showing is on a Monday.  Waters Realty of Brevard is a small brokerage offering personalized service, always!

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