Hello ActiveRain! I wanted to share a recent experience with my fellow real estate agents to see if you can relate....
I had a great set of pre-approved homebuyers. We finally found a property that they could see themselves starting their family in. It was beautiful. Turn-key ready. Staged with all of the latest "pottery barn" styles of furniture and accessories. From first glance it looked like the agent had really outdone themselves. I knew I was going to have to opportunity to work on this transaction with a true professional. Wait....where is the disclosure packet that is suppose to be left at the property at all times? Not here? Honestly, it wasn't too big of a surprise. If I were to show 10 listings today, maybe 1 would have the disclosures on site. And that's a big maybe. So, I gave the agent a phone call. No answer. I left a very polite message saying that I needed the disclosures faxed to me ASAP, as it looked like my buyers wanted to proceed with an offer to purchase. It ended up taking this agent 2 days to get the information faxed to me, with numerous phone calls by me to her office, cell, and emails to finally make the difference!
In the meantime, we found another home. Here's the lesson.... listing agents, please have all of the information ready to correctly receive an offer for your listing! Being unorganized not only is a HUGE key as to how you run your business, it could very well in the end cost you a transaction, and muddy your reputation!
Krista Ingram is a Colorado Realtor selling homes in ALL of the surrounding cities. Know of someone moving to Colorado? Give her a ring or shoot her an email!
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