Real Estate Agents Who Care
This has been a real heart breaking year for me as a real estate agent. Never once did I think I would be faced with trying to sell a house for a friend that was in the process of losing it (foreclosure).
I want to remind everyone out there, that your customers should not be treated any differently than you would your best friend when they are getting foreclosed on.
You may grumble about short sales, or gasp when you find one of your listing prospects wasn't completely upfront with you about the status of the abode they want you to sell. Even though there are many out there in this predicament, your customers have been dealt not only a blow to their pride. They are losing the place they chose to lay down roots. It hurts!
Please, for the love of humanity, handle them with some empathy and sensitivity. Don't treat your customers like they just increased your workload by 50%.
Do what you can to find them the perfect buyer, just as you would a normal sale. It may take two months longer than a normal closing, if it closes at all. They are still going to have to find a place to live and they are going to want your help and support. Your customers know people who are going to want to buy or sell in the future. I'm sure they will want to send them an agent who was their friend, and not their source of stress.
There are many people going through this, folks. Let's see how many of them we can help.