I put my clients' needs, goals and priorities first. However some non-licensed folks consider their opinions (educated or not) to be what everyone should listen and agree to. Just because a friend thinks his home choice is the best for him, doesn't make it the best home choice for his friend, my client. Sadly, many people insist on forcing their opinions, educated, ,licensed or not, upon their friends.
My Clients’ Best Interests are Number One in My Book
I dislike it when acquaintances, who are not licensed, think they know more about selling real estate than I do. I have been licensed with the State of California to practice real estate as an agent since 2007 and a member of the National Association of Realtors® since then. I’ve probably taken as many classes and seminars, read as many books, listened in on countless webinars, watched hours of real estate videos, and picked brokers’ brains, nearly as much as it would take to get a 4-year college degree (and I’ve probably learned more). I’ve also spent close to several hours cumulatively on the California Association of Realtors® legal hotline with legal questions and getting answers.
When the unlicensed take it upon themselves to tell me how to sell homes, I don’t say a thing. My ego is not so big I have to say they don’t know what they’re talking about. My clients are the beneficiaries of my knowledge and experience, not anyone else.
We who are licensed put our clients’ best interests before all else. If a home seller says to me they need more time to get their home ready to show, my job is to accommodate them, and allow for time to do what they need to do, while simultaneously protecting their best interests.
I understand there is a sense of urgency. Who would know better than a real estate agent? I truly believe there is a place and power in procrastination. If you’ve ever experienced the saying: “good things come to those that wait,” then you’ll know what I mean. Putting a home on the market, in other words, on the internet, before it’s ready to sell, can cause delays because home buyers don’t want to wait around for home sellers to get around to show their home. Home buyers want to see homes TODAY. Agents will get the message the home is not ready for showing and take the listing off their “to show” list.
In a standard, equity sale, if a home seller needs more time to get their home ready for showing and photos for the internet, a Realtor® can take the listing and have their client sign a “Seller Instruction to Exclude Listing from the Multiple Listing Service,” with a time deadline, because the best way to sell a home is to have the listing on the Multiple Listing Service so it can be seen by thousands of agents and home buyers. This exclusion will give the home seller some more time to get their home ready for showing.
It’s like I always tell my home sellers; we need only one buyer, but we market it to hundreds to thousands of people. I know how to sell real estate; and I have the tools and dedication to sell Menifee Lakes California homes, and my client’s best interests are number one in my book.
Pamela Seley, REALTOR®
REALTY EXECUTIVES OTF
31213 Temecula Valley Parkway, #100, Temecula, California 92592
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