You might have picked the wrong agent

Buying and selling homes can be a mystery. Agents all have those fancy new gadgets that connect them to the interweb from anywhere. Agents have more initials after there name than Vanna White has spun in her career on Wheel of Fortune. Shoot, we even have our own language that is chock full of acronyms and we spout it about like everyone knows what cont/no ko means.

We can sure dazzle the public. Sad thing about it. They are never quite sure how to tell if they have picked the best agent to serve them. They walked in half blind and usually finish up unable to see. I figured it is only fair to shed a little light on the subject. If you are smarter than a fifth grader, this is an easy test for you.

If your home has been listed on the market for over 30 days and no one has come to see it…

          you might have picked the wrong agent.

If your home has been on the market and several potential buyers have come by and you still don’t have an offer.

          you might have picked the wrong agent.

If the only offers you receive are substantially below the price you think you should receive

          you might have picked the wrong agent.

If the appraisal on your home comes in well below the price on the offer

          you might have picked the wrong agent

If your home has been on the market at the same price for over 60 days with no offers

          you might have picked the wrong agent

If every offer you submit on a home is dismissed out of hand

          you might have picked the wrong agent

If you are being advised on the merits of homes you visit with no written agreement

           you might have picked the wrong agent

If your questions about an offer are answered with ” what do you think?”

          you might have picked the wrong agent

If you want to see homes and your Realtor doesn’t have time

           you might have picked the wrong agent

If you are instructed to surf the web and find homes on your own

           you might have picked the wrong agent

If you are not quite sure of who represents who in your search

          you might have picked the wrong agent

If you are told that home values will definitely be rising

         you might have picked the wrong agent

If you are advised that a home is a great investment

         you might have picked the wrong agent

If you are facing foreclosure because you are in a home you can’t afford

         you might have picked the wrong agent

If the words “those people” are uttered to you

          you might have picked the wrong agent

If every home you are shown fails to meet your criteria

         you might have picked the wrong agent

If you are asked to pay an extra broker’s fee as a seller or buyer

          you might have picked the wrong agent

If zillow figures are used to value your home or the home you want to buy

          you might have picked the wrong agent

If what someone paid for the house you want to buy is considered important

          you might have picked the wrong agent

If you are left to handle an open house on your own

          you might have picked the wrong agent

If you don’t understand the buyer agency agreement

          you might have picked the wrong agent

If you are shocked to discover what you have really signed

         you might have picked the wrong agent

If you are convinced that that other party has cheated you

         you might have picked the wrong agent

If you experience a “oh my God, that’s me” while reading this list

         you might have picked the wrong agent

 

 

I could probably go on, but there are enough kernels of wisdom for you to chew now.

 

Sure, I like to think that I am the right agent,

but

if we don’t see eye to eye and develop a good working relationship, well then, even picking me might put you in that boat

         you might have picked the wrong agent.

 

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