Listing Another Agents Home

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Real Estate Agent with Solid Source Realty 243460

I was asked to list a colleagues home, who has recently moved out of town. Good idea? Not really.

It's turning into an event more than a job.  Every day, and I mean every day, I receive an email from the colleague, with a forward from her spouse. Strange? Ya think?

They have brainstorm sessions each night on the next best idea to sell their home quickly.  Without listening to my comments at all, they more than insist that I attempt to do what they ask. The first 3 times was amusing, but now it's not funny anymore.  I'm trying to be patient, as it really is a good listing, even though I am doing it at a discount to help her out. I have sold a few homes in this neighborhood previously and it is very convenient for me, distancewise that is.

I am waiting on an offer this week, not because of any of their ideas, but because there is someone out there that likes this house.

Moral of story. Think twice before you jump.

 

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Rainmaker
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Gina Chirico
Lattimer Realty - Fairfield, NJ
Real Estate Agent - Essex County, New Jersey

Gayle, I've learned the hard way that sometimes doing business with total strangers is easier than with friends, family or colleagues.  With that being said, most of business has been through friends and family...lol!!  I've even had friends/family who were NOT agents email me and forward me their ideas on how to sell their home. 

Jul 20, 2010 07:19 AM #1
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Gayle Rogers
Solid Source Realty - Canton, GA
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Too bad we have to use our "Sphere of Influence" so much!

 

Jul 20, 2010 07:23 AM #2
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Woody Willis
Century 21 American Properties West - Jacksonville, NC

I see this all the time where one agent has moved away and has asked another of my agents to sell their home for them.  I don't have any objections, but I do know that nearly every day, I will have to listen to the listing agent  for at least 15 minutes talk about how they wish they were able to just do their job and sell the house.  We have never had any bad experience or bad blood come from these transactions, but I think that it is like one doctor working on another doctor. The patient just knows too much and has a hard time of surrendering to the care of the other.  I totally understand and would probably act the same way. Woody

Jul 20, 2010 07:31 AM #3
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Janet Sebile
Coldwell Banker Apex, Realtors - Rowlett, TX

I'm sorry that you are going through this with someone who should know better.  If these people entrusted their house to you then they should allow you to follow your marketing plan to get their home sold.  And I would remind them of this and the fact that you as a colleague are doing this at a reduced price. 

Hopefully if you get this contract then you will not have to have a conversation like this.  But for future you may want to be clear with what services you provide.  Good luck.

Jul 20, 2010 07:49 AM #4
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