I won't call this brokerage out by name (even though they would like the Google Juice.)
I just read a blog post from another firm that rants and raves about how they are able to get Thousands More (versus the average agent*) for their customer and in fewer average days...
Sounds great right? Maybe I should even list my Mom's house with them!
So I thought, let me see how many failed listings they have. Because if a home doesn't sell, it wouldn't count toward their stats, right?
This is what I found from the first data range I reviewed
Withdrawn = 9
Out of 24 total concluded deals, 15 were sold and 9 did not sell with this firm.
A 62.5% "success" rate!! ie. a 37.5% failure rate
In most schools that is a "D"
Withdrawn= 1 93.75%
Success rate! An "A" in most schools.
Conclusion: You are 9 times more likely (1 vs 9) to have your home listed and withdrawn if you use this other company.
Amazing how data can be twisted. You are smarter than a 5th grader and smarter than the headlines.
And the * above refers to how their data was comparing to the "average" agent.
If you read this blog enough, I hope you will start to see the value that a good/great agent can bring to the deal. And no... I'm not too busy for you
Frank B. LLosa, Attorney at Law (but NOT YOUR lawyer)
Broker FranklyRealty.com DC, MD, VA
Licensed to practice law only in NJ.