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That’s O.K. . . . Before I became a Realtor® I worked as a cat wrangler . . .
A common theme here in Active Rain is the poor treatment of the buyer agents, these poor folks receive 85% of the liability in exchange for 50% (or less depending on the attitude of the listing agent) of the pay. Sadly, the term cooperating broker is not in some brokers' and agents' vocabulary.
One area that has increased exponentially in our area is the number of expired listings. This can be a wealth of listing opportunities, but it can be very revealing as to why the listings did not sell in the first place. One of the most revealing areas is the Realtor® only remarks. These are things that the general public has no knowledge of but tend to be major impediments to showing and sale of the property. Below is a sample selection of the comments in the Realtor® only remarks of the expired listings from this past weekend, along with my keen insight about why they might not have gotten fewer showings than most other listings.
"FRIENDLY, TINY DOG, MAGGIE, ON PREMISES. PLEASE DO NOT LET HER OUT WHEN SHOWING. SXS FRIDGE WILL NOT CONVEY BUT WILL BE REPLACED BY FRIDGE IN GARAGE." Perhaps you took this listing because ... more
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