I received a text message response this morning that prompted me to post a link to this article on dealing with incompetent real estate agents.
Dealing with the agent on the other side can be the most frustrating part of selling a house if that agent is incompetent, unreliable, or just plain difficult to work with.
So this morning I called on a property listed by a small boutique brokerage in Salt Lake City. Although I would like nothing more than to mention the name and brokerage, I'll refrain.
I was immediately greeted with the agent's voicemail message. The greeting was a bit outrageous. In the message the agent spouted out instructions like "Text me for the quickest response," and "Don't expect a call back soon." as well as if you are... or if you're calling about... then... blah blah blah.
So I followed her instructions and decided to text her about the property. "Hey this is Jared with Equity, I'm calling about the condo you have listed downtown, is it still available?" I wrote in my message.
I was shocked with the response I received. "Please stop contacting me about "offers, "I don't know you." and that was all.
Considering this was the first time I had ever contacted this agent, I was a little confused by the "please stop contacting me." and somewhat offended by how disrespectful this supposedly professional Realtor was being to someone who potentially had a buyer for her listings. So I wrote back "You sure are rude, good luck selling that place with that attitude."
People like this should not be allowed to work in this business. This woman obviously has a lot of personal issues and anger and it's not fair to her clients, nor the real professionals in this industry who have to put up her and other agents like her.
Get out of the business woman!