I just read a well written post titled “Feedback? I'll Give You Your Feedback!” and written by Chrissi Chapman Topoleski. I thought I’d share my thoughts on this topic. When I was active in real estate, I was always a listing agent, and my thoughts on “feedback” are the same now as they were 38 years ago.
Feedback is an exercise that listing agents will implement to pacify the homeowner. Feedback from a buyer’s agent to a listing agent can never be taken seriously. Do you honestly think a well-versed buyer’s agents will compromise the position of their clients to satisfy the listing agent’s desire to satisfy his/her seller client?
Is it reasonable for a seller and/or his/her listing agent to take direction from a buyer’s agent? If a buyer had some interest in a home, is it reasonable to think that the buyer’s agent would share that information?
If I were a buyer’s agent, I would ignore the phone calls from listing agents asking for feedback. Any direction or advice that a homeowner should receive should come from their listing agent. Homeowners who have confidence in their listing agent will follow the guidance provided by the agent who represents them not the agent representing the buyer. Feedback is not necessary unless the homeowner does not have full confidence in their listing agent.
Just my thoughts on this topic…..