My Real Estate Agent Friend Said......
You hire a real estate agent to sell your Long Island home instead of a friend (smart move). But, your friend places bugs in your ear about why hasn't your home sold since it has been a few weeks? Maybe that friend is hurt that you didn't hire them and is now offering "advice".
You are calling, texting and emailing your agent because now you are frustrated after only a few weeks of being on the market. Now your agent is frustrated because you are telling them, "my real estate agent friend said the house should have sold by now" .
Those are words real estate agents do not want to hear. When agent friends offer "advice", they are actually interfering with the listing agreement you have with your agent. This is not allowed and your agent could file a complaint against your agent friend for interfering with the listing.
You hired your current agent for many reasons, knowledge of the local real estate market, online marketing, traditional marketing, their past sales track record, etc.
The best thing to do is explain to your friend why you didn't hire them. Many folks do not want to mix business with pleasure and I agree with that. I won't work with friends and family because most times it doesn't work out. It is not worth risking a personal relationship that was formed many years ago. Food for thought.