Why do so many realtors fail to do their job?

Real Estate Agent with Diablo Realty
I wonder why so many realtors let their clients over price their property and put it on the market before it is ready??? I think this is unethical.  Everyday I see properties on the market that smell, are dirty, messy and overpriced.  What are these realtors thinking?  I think I know.  They think their clients are stupid but they want the listing and they figure once the client is dejected enough from having their property on the market and not getting any offers they will lower the price and the realtor will receive a commission.  The fact that the client has lost money with this approach is no skin off the realtor's nose.  No wonder realtors have a negative image.  No wonder clients often feel that their realtor  did nothing to earn their commission.  It is becauseit is true.  

Comments (4)

Keith Elliott Jr
KEIRE Realty Group - Manassas, VA
Principal Broker/Owner

Hi Kathy,

Welcome to Active Rain and congrats on your first post! The opportunities to learn and network are incredible here. Best of luck to ya!


Feb 26, 2008 12:30 PM
Benjamin Clark
Homebuyer Representation, Inc. - Salt Lake City, UT
Buyer's Agent - Certified Negotiation Expert



Welcome to Active Rain! For some tips on how to get started here, check out my blog entry at ActiveRain Fast-Start Tips for Quick and Easy Points

Happy blogging and good luck!


Feb 26, 2008 02:32 PM
Ryan Vivo
Gateway Realty - Fairfield, CA
NRBA Realtor Solano County, Gateway Realty 707-384-5894
In any industry/profession people are in we will always see people not putting there best foot forward.  Also Welcome to the community
Feb 26, 2008 06:02 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

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Oct 13, 2015 11:31 AM