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Best Practices Tip--Refer your relative/client-don't press a bad situation!
I know times are tough for many a Realtor out there in real estate land. We are tempted to work outside our areas of expertise because we really NEED a transaction to close! But as the old guru once said, "Always want a deal but don't NEED a deal!" I see way too many Realtors working either out of their area or out of their area of expertise as they desperately need a deal! I hear it all the time and the excuses range from, "They are one of my best clients and absolutely won't work with anyone but me!", to, "It's my cousin, she only works with family!".
I see folks coming up to my area who cannot acess the MLS, can't get into the home as they don't have a suitable MLS keypad but insist they can perform and REPRESENT their client with the highest form of standard of care. I don't belive it! My market is dominate currently by the REO/Short-Sale with homes under $500,000 generating multiple offers and overbids. I see Realtor/Agents coming into my marketplace askng for a combinatin code to get into an REO I have for sale (we don't give these out as ... more
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