You know, I have about 18 listings now and have been getting a lot of showings on them lately, which is a good thing, I guess. The problem I have is that on top of taking care of them, managing open houses, marketing, making phone calls to my buyers and everything else, I have to track down agents for showing feedback even though we have an automated feedback system that our company uses.
One thing that I have heard from some agents (thank goodness, not many!) is that they refuse to give feedback as it is only for agents who don't know how to price a property. I disagree. I need feedback so I can give it to my sellers, who demand it. I am constantly getting called back from my sellers when I don't receive feedback, even after my several attempts to get it through phoning the showing agent, emails, etc. This not only wastes my time, but aggravates my seller as well. The problem is that the seller thinks I am not doing my job when a showing agent refuses to give feedback. There should be some way of making sure that agents who show other agent's properties are required to give feedback. This would also eliminate agents showing vacant properties without setting appointments, which I have seen a lot of.
What do you think?
David Castle, Realtor, Coldwell Banker Devonshire Realty
97 Eastgate Dr, Washington, IL 61571