Today, I received a very angry email from a client. She was not angry with me but she was furious with the five agents she contacted about listing her property. For personal reasons, I am not renewing her listing. I have had the properties listed for quite awhile and just before it expired, I explained my situation to her...no problem. I suggested a few agents; she called them plus a few others. Two agents never called her back; one told her she had to drop the price to match the other old houses in the community, and one gave her a price but the agent couldn't find the property...but gave her a price (couldn't find it for a drive by or on expired mls). Oh, One told her they were too busy...would get to her next week. Our market is not that hot! I told her that some of the agents may have felt they were taking a listing from me and I would email them directly to tell them it had expired and I am okay with the situation. I have left the lockbox for any agent to access the property so I don't understand why they are being so difficult.
I have read about some of these same issues on other blogs. You know, it doesn't take much effort to be a top agent...just a little attention to detail.