How Hammered are You Getting By the Competition- Verbally Hammered I mean?
It has become a relentless stream of agents hounding me for feedback on showings, updates and hammering me about where their property rates on the 1 to 10 scale. Fortunately, I have business right now.
See, I like to wait up to 3 days, unless it's a picture perfect home for the buyer ( location right and priced to sell property my buyer is ready to jump on), until I get back to the listing agent. Also, I make it very clear to the other agent at their showing that it will take a few days to follow up with them. Read my lips! Doesn't seem to matter because that showing night the calls just start flooding in to me. Being put in this position with the few buyers I have has just left me totally exhausted! I had taken Barbara Todaro's advice to focus on Listings primarily but I can not turn down referrals from past customers for buyers right now. So am I being punished!
The barrage of phone calls is incessant and non-stop...I have resorted to not answering my phone and letting every call go to voicemail because I can not focus on my real estate work at hand right now & I have had two very, very difficult and screwed up closings by two very different lenders (No choice in either of them either) that need to get to the closing table tomorrow. Don't get upset with me either because I let you know that the house is just too much work for my client- it is what it is!
I understand how all the 'realtor pots' are slightly lacking- honestly there is not enough stew meat to go around here. And I understand that you, the agent, will make the seller do anything it takes to get a buyer to say ' I'll take that one' ...but slow down a bit. The hard sell does not work well with me at ALL! Your P.T. Barnum approach may overwhelm and put little Ms. Muffett under your spell but not me. Give me some breathing room and I just may return to your listing with my buyer another day. So tell me how hammered are you getting by the competition- verbally hammered that is?
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