WOW! Twice in the past month "REALTORS" from a market an hour and a half from our market have called and asked for me to open a listing for them since they are not members of our MLS and do have have access to our lock boxes......what they fail to mention to their clients is that in addition to not having access to our lock boxes they also have NO KNOWLEDGE OF OUR MARKET OR ACCESS TO OUR COMPS!!!
Hey, I want to help my seller sell their house but what chance does the buyer have of making an informed decision when they have a "REALTOR" (I have a hard time calling these people REALTORS) who is putting their commission above the clients best interest! This is clearly not right!
In Vriginia a Real Estate Sales License gives a Real Estate Agent the "LEGAL" right to sell real estate (Commercial or Residential) anywhere in the State of Virginia. The fact that the State gives a Real Estate Agent the right does not mean that a Real Estate Agent has a moral or ethical right to do so. Every market is different. I know nothing of the market in Lexington VA, Staunton VA, Charlottesville VA, Richmond VA, etc....... So I have NO RIGHT TO LIST OR SELL PROPERTY THERE!
If your real estate agent does not have a lock box key to access a property than most likely they have no knowledge of the area and they should be finding you a real estate professional that does know the market. Anything else is just plain wrong.
I can sell Commercial Real Estate but I don't, I refer that business to a competent Commercial REALTOR who knows and understands Commercial Real Estate! I can sell Smith Mountain Lake, but instead I refer to Karl Vandegriff (540) 529-3430 who lives at, and understands the lake. Please, make sure you find and use a REALTOR who is competent and has actual knowledge of the area you want to live.
Damon Gettier, Broker/Owner RE/MAX 1st REALTY
ABR, ABRM, CDPE, ePRO, GRI, SRES, AHWD, VA Licensed Real Estate Instructor
2235 Colonial Ave Roanoke VA 24015
820 University City Blvd Blacksburg VA 24073