I had a home listed in North West Indiana for 6 months. I personally went into all of the major Brokerages, multiple times, in the area to market the property, introduce myself, shake hands, etc. In 6 months the property was shown twice. Maybe the market is poor, maybe there actually wasn't anyone interested in a beautiful 2 story home located on the golf course and lake (that was sarcasm).
This listing was to assist a family member, but at the same time I was offering 4% commission to a cooperating agent. I thought that was extremely generous! After little interest in the home I thought it would be best to refer this property to an agent that was local. I had been speaking to an agent about sending them this referral for about 2 months. So, the listing was turned over 1 week ago, and the next day that agent says " I have a couple that might be interested in that property. It seems curious to me that all of a sudden that people and agents are interested in the property. I personally feel like I was being black balled for not being a "local"agent. They have since shown that property twice in 1 week. I'm sure glad the market has turned around (again, sarcasm!)
Give me your thoughts. Am I being paranoid, or does this sound to convenient? Personally, I'm pissed and feel that a lot of those agents behavior was unethical.
I can tell you this. If I have a client who is looking out of my MLS area or even state, I am going to bend over backwards to assist them and the cooperating agent.
Thanks for listening to me vent!