SELLERS: Is your AGENT making it difficult to show your property?

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SELLERS: Is your AGENT making it difficult to show your property?

I tried to set up a showing this morning.  Rather than using a showing service, the listing agent has his No Shownumber as the contact point for scheduling appointments.  He did answer when I called, but we got, um, disconnected (he hung up on me?).  Giving him the benefit of the doubt, I hit redial.  It rang and rang and rang, then the call went to voice mail.  He has not called back.

If you want your house SOLD, make it easy on the buyer agents who want to show your property.  Most agents here in the North Texas area use Centralized Showing Service (CSS).  Buyer agents can either call in to CSS to schedule appointments, or can set them up through the CSS website.  You, the seller (through your agent), can control whether you'd like a courtesy call to let you know someone is coming, or you can confirm or reject appointments.

Sometimes you, the seller, make it challenging for us to show your house.  But it is unacceptable when your listing agent makes it impossible to do so.

 

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Edward & Celia Maddox
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Good article. Always learn a new point of view or interesting information on Active Rain.

Oct 10, 2009 02:45 AM #1
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Tony Hager
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This is a great post and Sellers really need to ask their agents up front what type of service they plan to perform or what the sellers can expect! So many agents take a listing and dump it in the mls tank and then hope it sells while they forget about it and go after more listings hoping to play the numbers game.

Oct 10, 2009 03:02 AM #2
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Steve Shatsky
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Hi Lorrie... AMEN to that!  I cringe when I pull up a listing and the appoint must be scheduled through the agent.  If there is a choice between showing that house or another, the one that is scheduled through a professional showing service will be my choice every time.

Oct 10, 2009 09:20 AM #3
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Karen Otto
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Unacceptable and unprofessional.

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