Did you know that agents can "Fire" a client? Does this sound like a preposterous thing for an agent looking to make money in Real Estate to do? Well, it happens. We as agents try our best to get along with every client. We will jump through hoops to make sure our clients are well taken care of through the sometimes intense process of home buying and selling. But there are times when we call a time out, and sometimes have to part ways.
I would guess that 99% of the people we work with are amazing people. They appreciate the help we as agents provide, and are usually well pleased with the results. There are others though that create havoc in the process. We have had sellers scream at us for being 5 minutes early to an appointment. We did not fire this seller even though it was a close call. Instead we sold their home quickly and efficiently for them despite their childish behavior.
We recently had a buyer that was looking for a home over a wide geographic area. As they found a home they liked, they would ignore our council and low ball the offer. When the seller responds with a counter, the buyer walked away to go look some more. After a month of this, and blaming us for the issues they were having, we firmly but politely fired the couple. Maybe some other poor agent will be able to help them. When clients don't listen to us it wastes all our time.
We run a real estate business and offer a high degree of service to our clients. If the clients become abusive towards us or will not listen to our council as sometimes happens, the process becomes quite a mess. If the client will not help us help them, we find that it will usually end badly for all involved, so we will generally be the first to suggest we part ways.
If you are thinking about using a Real Estate agent to help you buy or sell a home, please enter into the process with an open mind and listen to the agent you hire. You hired them supposedly for their knowledge of the market. If you will not let them do their job, you will be wasting their time and yours. Otherwise you may find that the agent will after trying to help you, fire you instead.