|Port Orange Real Estate Blog. Houses, Condos and Reports by Lisa Hill, "THE SMART CHOICE!"|
I keep wondering, when I bring buyers to see a house, and compare the house itself, to the Daytona Beach MLS information, why I see not just discrepancies and mistakes, but sometimes what can only be defined as downright laziness on the part of the listing agent.
A couple of days ago, while showing several houses, I found
- One that had no mention of the garage!?!
- One that had only 3 photos of a gorgeous home, when The Daytona Beach area Multiple Listing Service holds 12.
- One that had no mention of the pool ??
- One that had no mention of the new granite counters, solar hot water heater, and place to store your boat behind the side-yard fence.
One of my biggest issues is with lazy agents who don't write a thorough description of the property. I mean, I can understand if it's a REAL fixer-upper (like one of Rich Kruse's listings, yeah I went there) and the listing agent is having trouble finding some positive light to shed, but these were upscale, beachside (meaning on the peninsula, or strip of land between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway) single family homes. Just walking through with my buyers, I found plenty of things that should have been mentioned in the MLS descriptions.
Why is it that some real estate agents are OK with providing sub-standard service to their sellers? Do they have so many listings that it just doesn't matter? As a professional, I consider these things to be the minimum level of service. I feel like I owe it to my clients to do EVERYTHING in my power to present their most valuable possession in the most positive light, in order to place them ahead of the competition. After all this is a buyer's market and we have unprecedented levels of listing inventory in our MLS right now.
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