What Men/Women Want.....How About An Article Called "What Realtors Want"?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Steve Moore/David Massey Real Estate

Original content by Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner BRE# 01494165

Realtors aren't from Venus or Mars...although I've met some pretty spacey ones. We are just professionals with a few needs. Pick up any magazine and you will see titles like:

"How to ask for what you need from your partner"
"Put your mate first in the relationship and get much more in return"
"Be the qualities you wish your partner has....and he will respond"
"How to give your partner a great ****" oops.....how did that get in here. :)

But you get my point....no kidding, these titles are in magazines on my coffee table right now. But my Realtor magazine talks about technology and smart phones, short sales and sales tips. But what about our needs? We have needs just like everyone else. So.....here's my list of needs, not sure what planet these make my homeland, but....

Buyers:

1) Show up on time
2) Don't stand me up
3) Get a Pre-Qual first
4) Know your price range, be realistic and don't search for the "big deal", ie, you can't write an offer for 30% under list price
5) Leave the kids home if they will touch everything they see
6) Don't bring kids during their nap time
7) Look at the listings I send you before we meet
8) Get a home inspection, it's worth it
9) Get your deposit into escrow when it's due
10) Don't use your brother-in-law as your lender when it's his first transaction

Sellers:

1) Put the dog and his smells outside
2) Clean your carpet
3) Wash your dishes
4) Step outside while we look
5) Let us in on weekends
6) If your cat is a runner....cage it.
7) Don't cook fish...just don't do it
8) Mow the lawn
9) Wear a shirt when we are there
10) Don't wait too long to respond to an offer....the buyers might move on

Agents:

1) Answer your phone
2) Answer your email
3) Don't leave me your phone number if all you're going to do is tell me to call the seller to show
4) If you are at the showing...give us some privacy to discuss the property
5) Answer your phone
6) Let me know you've gotten my offer
7) Don't tell other agents what my offer price is
8) Don't lie about having other offers
9) show up at home inspections
10) ANSWER YOUR PHONE

Simple needs....and this doesn't even cover my wants, but I'm reasonable! Just a few simple requests and perhaps I'll have a great Realtor ****.....oops, there I go again ;)

Comments (2)

Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!

Very nice lists...you said it all, and very nicely, too!

Apr 18, 2010 04:01 AM
Dinah Stallworth-Lewis
Priority Real Estate LLC - 318.332.8281 - Natchitoches, LA
NATCHITOCHES, LA HOMES FOR SALE

Steve,

You hit the nail on the head!  Great post.  Thanks for sharing what we all need and want.  #3 and 4 is especially true, pre approval is key and a majority of buyers,  always want more of a house than they can afford.  Thanks for putting this in writingfor us.

 

 

 

Apr 18, 2010 04:15 AM