I got a call from a seller that told me they were disappointed with the agent they had hired. The agent has since gone on to other pastures, and the seller is looking for another REALTOR® to market their home.
Disappointment – according to Wikipedia – the definition of disappointment is – the feeling of dissatisfaction that follows the failure of expectations to manifest. Similar to regret, it differs in that the individual feeling regret focuses primarily on personal choices contributing to a poor outcome…
You claim you are disappointed with the results that your agent has produced. Your home has not sold and yet your REALTOR® has advertised it, marketed it and been in touch with you on a regular basis. Your complaint seems to be all about what you think the real estate professional did wrong.
Part of the definition of disappointment is REGRET
I bet your agent has a few regrets – and to save you the disappointment please take a look at this list of regrets I would have had if I were your agent – if you think your previous agent has any of these regrets fix them before hiring another REALTOR®
- Your home was not ready for photos at the time of the listing
- Your home was priced $50,000 higher than a nicer home just down the street
- Your agent told you your price was too high the day you listed your property
- Your home was never in show condition
- You often argued with the Professional you hired about the listing price of your home
- Your yard was full of old cars and debris
- You broke appointments to have interior photos taken
- You complained that there were not enough photos but never readied your home for them
- You did not clean up after your animals
- The ONE showing you did get – you never let the buyers see the home – you followed them around and made them uncomfortable
So you think you are disappointed – I am certain your REALTOR® is regretful – and with that said – I don’t think I would like to take your listing, thank you for your call. I only work with motivated sellers, seller’s that want to be part of a wining team.
Selling your home in the current market and financial environment takes more than a great price it takes teamwork, readiness and patience.