by David Kucic, Hawaii Real Estate Agent
Hawaii Real Estate
Do you give the lockbox code to buyers agents and tell them to "please give me some feedback" after they see your listing?
I think that it is a really good way to make the seller aware of what the general public thinks about the property and that it is not just the sellers agent that thinks this way.
This happened to me again today. I scheduled some showings for my buyer client. Three listings......two were listed at "above average" and one was "excellent". When I called to get the lockbox code for the excellent listing, I asked the agent if it was truly excellent or was she just trying to get some showings. She informed me that not only was it excellent but it was also more excellent than when her client bought it. As it turns out, she represented the buyer when he bought the home in Dec 2005. When he purchased it, the property was already in "excellent" condition.
While he lived there for a brief year he installed wood laminate flooring.
Okay so I took my buyer to see the listing today. In Hawaii, you have 4 choices when you post the listing on the MLS. The choices are Excellent, Above Average, Average and Fair.
This particular house was above average at the very, very best. As I always do, I emailed the sellers agents and provided them with the feedback that the majority of them asked me for. I told the "excellent" listing agent that my client did not like the baseboard with the obvious termite droppings in the kitchen nor did he like the gaps in the wood laminate flooring or the piecing together of scraps of laminate when completing the flooring job.
The listing agent emailed me back and told me I was out of line to say that about her listing. Please!!!!!!! Help me!!!!!!!!
Aloha From Paradise,
David Kucic, Hawaii Real Estate Agent