I recently wrote a blog or post - whatever you call them - on Listing Agency and Discount Brokers -
The post had my opinion on Buyer's Agents - and said that many have "burnt" out - and left the business - but so have many listing agents as well in this market.
It is not that I have not worked with my share of buyers over the years - but I do "prefer" listing a property than taking buyers to see an array of properties before writing a contract.
Having said that, I am going to give the buyer's agents my greatest contribution to their continued success -
Don't leave the buyers an orphan -
I can't tell you how many "clients" I have "adopted" being the listing agent in the transaction when the buyer after a few years want to "sell" the home they now live in - and they haven't heard from the buyer's agent since the closing.
Please keep in touch with your buyers - because someone else will adopt these orphans and the only losers in this is the buyer's agent who abandoned the buyers through the years -
There are so many referrals from these past clients and customers and they want to recommend you to them - only for the asking.
This is your Sphere Of Influence - a sphere that will continue to bring in more commission checks if you keep in touch with them.