In real estate sometimes the service a client gets from an agent who represents them is nothing short of BAD. Not to besmirch or single out any individual in particular but this comes from a variety of reasons:
- the barrier to the industry education and experience wise is too low
- laziness, and poor work habits of some
- not staying up to date with ongoing education besides what is mandatory
- not practicing their craft
- not networking with other REALTORS and associates in the industry
- not learning from the feedback given by past clients
Overall beyond a modicum of integrity, some agents work habits, communication and presentation ability, interaction with other agents, and just plain advice given to clients with one of their biggest financial transactions in their life is just plain, BAD.
The public is best served by a thorough interview of who they want to work with, gather references, and ask good questions, based on their needs. Similar to corporate hiring, as a client retain the ability to hire slowly and fire fast if things don't work out. I do not know the percentage exactly of the something like two million agents out there that are BAD, but luckily it is the vast minority. Just do your due diligence as a customer for those services. And look for the positive ones as well, another shining trait, to get through the tough days, particularly like with negotiation. A LITTLE postive and a smile with some PIANO, with the Michael Jackson song, BAD. Look for TALENT. It will drive the bad ones away, every time.