Clients Deserve Something Other Than A 'Bad' Agent

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty 0575737

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.

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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Gary

Sadly, it's true that there are some in the business, and not just newer agents, who do not perform the job to the best of their ability and represent the  buyer, or seller, that way they should.

Our business, the housing market, and consumer behavior, are constantly changing and this puts the responsibility on each and every one of us for continued education, understanding marketing conditions as best we can, and providing the best service to clients no matter what the circumstances.

Some of the poor MLS listings we see are an indication that someone is not getting the top notch service they deserve, and are paying for!

Jeff

Feb 24, 2016 01:42 AM #1
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Belinda Spillman
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It is amazing how some agents choose to work for their clients.  I sometimes scratch my head wonder how the heck the client ever agreed to hire some of these bozos.

Feb 24, 2016 02:05 AM #2
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
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Oh yes,  some are bad and some are really - really BAD. I often wonder how/why some agents ever get hired in the first place.

Feb 24, 2016 07:38 AM #3
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Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
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Hello Gary ... I totally agree and there are quite a few out there that are BAD, great piano playing and your post has been featured to the group:

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Feb 24, 2016 08:18 AM #4
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Sharon Lee
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Gary-Having worked with a agent who didn't care if I ever bought another house I would be much pickier.

Feb 24, 2016 08:29 AM #5
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William Feela
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There is a big difference in agentss and many times just a few sentences should tell you to run or not

Feb 24, 2016 09:09 AM #6
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I just saw this video my Facebook! This kid is absolutely wonderful and deserves a prize for his efforts! Love and light!

Feb 29, 2016 03:51 PM #7
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Laura Cerrano
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I agree with all that we need somebody who's main priority is to give a crap about all of this, plainly and simply put with no BS.

Feb 29, 2016 03:52 PM #8
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Laura Cerrano
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And by the way, I love the comment about that amazing talent driving the bad ones away! This kid's talent makes me so happy!

Feb 29, 2016 03:54 PM #9
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I really enjoyed your post, glad I came across it in the archives. Much Success for you in 2016.

Mar 25, 2016 12:57 PM #10
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