Why Would You do That to Your Seller?
Recent observations and experiences, when helping some buyers find their perfect home, and searching for properties in the MLS for several families that are relocating to the area, prompted this post.
One has to wonder sometimes about how some agents think, or don’t, about their clients. Some appear to have lost sight about their responsibilities.
WHY would you include not 1 but 2 different bathroom photos, both with only a toilet in view and the toilet seat up, on an $800,000 home? I’m not sure what you are trying to say about this otherwise beautiful home! Quite frankly the photos didn’t do squat to showcase the home, toilet seat up or not.
WHY would you not answer your phone or return 1 of 3 calls and 1 email on a request to show your client’s property? I get it – you must be sooo busy, even though your voice mail said my call was very important to you. Apparently not. Wonder what your client would say?
WHY would you not tell your clients trying to sell a short sale that allowing showings for only 2 hours on a Saturday is not going to help them achieve their goal? Or maybe you did?
WHY would you list a property on the MLS for 53 days when showings are not allowed? And you don’t know when they will be?!
WHY would you only put 1 crappy looking photo of your client’s home on the MLS? You, or somebody else, obviously took time to go to the property and take a photo, bad as it was – would a few more have taken that much time?
WHY would you take a listing that is so obviously way overpriced (about 20% more than the comps) instead of being honest with your client? Or were you and they just wouldn’t listen? We both know the likely outcome here.
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So back to my original question. WHY would you do that to your client??
Lack of respect? Lack of concern? Not serious about what you do? Carelessness? Clueless? Don’t understand your role?
I sure can’t figure it out. And it's potentially sabotaging the sale of your client's home.