We all experience it at one time or another in our career. Either someone related to, or the friend of, one of your clients gets involved in your marketing or transaction. I don't know which is worse ...... the X-agent relative ......or the x-agent friend. Take your pick!
So here's the dialogue usually left on a recording because they are too afraid to tell me in person:
Hi Trey, Listen up....My sister's got a friend from back east whose mother is a retired agent, and is going to be calling you to discuss you are doing to market our home and how you arrived at the price. Could you give her whatever she asks for? Your so sweet. Cheers!
I have often wondered how on earth can a total stranger to the area really actually be a good judge of the value of a home located 2000 miles from an area that she worked in once, and knowing that her entire career spanned a whopping total of 20 months?! I could not in good faith ever advise my friends or relatives on a property this way. It just doesn't help anyone to attempt it .
Have a prosperous week!