I feel like some of us , "Realtors", try too hard to get a listing, we are being a little selfish looking after our performance and the number of our listings, and we say things that sellers want to hear - e.g. we overprice the listing to impress the seller when in reality we know it will sit on the market OR when we make promises that we know we cannot achieve - e.g. we make the seller believe that we can sell their property in certain period of time when we know how difficult that is in the market we are in.
The end result - we have a bunch of properties listed on the MLS that remain there forever....! The quantity of listings does not determine the success of a realtor....its the quality of work. Wouldn't it be better if you had less listed and more under contract? We all win in this situation...we help show people that the market is not as bad as the media promotes.