So Why Did You Hire Me Anyhow....If

Real Estate Agent with Swell Real Estate

You're not going to take my advice.

The end of the month hopefully brings a flurry of closing activity. If your client has taken your advice all along all will probably go well.

I am the listing agent and in Nov. I had a closing scheduled that, well, still isn't closed. Why? The buyer didn't take his agents advice on selecting a lending institution. The buyers agent and I had everything in ahead of time and done our part. This particular institution has had 45+ days to get it done. They are well known to agents in our area for delayed closings and the buyers agent cautioned the buyer and recommended using another firm. The buyer said he has done business with this, in this case, bank for a long time and insisted. 

So Why Did You Hire Me Anyhow....If you're not going to take my advice. Kind of like finding the used car you want. You tell the seller you want your mechanic to look it over. Mechanic doesn't find much wrong but cautions that this make, model and year has a terrible service history and I would look for something else. You see the mechanic, just like we agents, have a history, a wealth of knowledge and experience to draw on to give the best advice possible.  

Listen to your agent! If they recommend two or three different lending institutions it's not because we get a dime from them, we don't. It's because we know they can get the job done right and 99% of the time on time. I may recommend one institution to you because your sterling credit report will get you the best rate possible at the lowest cost. I may recommend a different institution because you are a senior looking to utilize the H4P program. I make those recommendations based on what's best for you and your situation. 

If you don't trust your agent enough to heed their advice perhaps you've hired the wrong agent. 

Looking to buy or sell a home in the greater Hampton Roads area. Call me! I'll give you the best advise possible so that you can make the best decision for your situation.


Bruce Minter 
The Real Estate Group

Associate Broker, SRES, MRP, CDPE, BPOR
401 N. Great Neck Rd., 
Suite 126
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Direct 1-757-362-2229
Office 1-757-961-9090             Ext.306   
Toll Free  866-376-5918
Licensed State of VA.







Comments (7)

Sharon Kolb
Atlanta Decatur Homes - Atlanta, GA
Broker - Atlanta Decatur Homes

Hi Bruce - Yep - sounds familiar!  Good luck with your closing.

Dec 03, 2016 09:08 AM
Bruce Minter

Sad thing is I have another one coming up in December

Dec 03, 2016 09:15 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Bruce, it is sad when buyers do not listen to a REALTOR as to the lending institution to do their loan.   So many big banks don't care when they close. 

Dec 03, 2016 09:20 AM
Winston Heverly
Winston Realty, Inc. - Atlantis, FL

We are in the final stretch as December is here. Hope you finish out 2016 with numbers better than lat year. Much success the final days ahead.

Dec 03, 2016 10:29 PM
Bruce Minter

Thanks for the well wishes Winston and the same to you. Best year in a long time. I'm planning on having that continue in 2017.

Dec 04, 2016 06:12 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Wishing you the best for 2017 - health, happiness, sales and all!

Mar 14, 2017 08:21 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Bruce, I notice that you are somewhat new to AR and just wanted to welcome you to the rain. Also, thanks for the follow.  I've had this same problem.... why do buyers hire agents, if they do not listen to them.

Oct 05, 2017 07:18 PM
Bruce Minter

Thank you Rebecca Gaujot for your kind welcome and follow. 

Oct 05, 2017 07:45 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I was looking for your current posts. I hope all is going well for you.

Oct 06, 2017 10:04 AM
Bruce Minter
Thanks Roy Kelley for checking in on me. Guess I need to post more. All is well but my mom in assisted living has been taking up a good bit of time. Hope you're having a strong finish going into the Holidays. By the way I pay a 30% referral fee for folks coming to Hampton Roads.
Oct 06, 2017 03:16 PM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Thanks for the visit today, Bruce. Sorry to hear you have limited time in AR. I'm subscribed and hope to get a notice when you post again.  D 

Mar 24, 2018 06:54 AM