There are times when I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that sellers I'm talking to are wary of Sacramento Realtors, especially when the previous agent they had been working with failed to perform. It's a huge disappointment for them, I get that, and they are concerned that the next agent will do the same thing, regardless of the amount of reassurement they get from me.
To them, I'm just one more Realtor making promises. The difference, though, is I follow through on what I promise. I don't make empty-air, pie-in-the-sky promises to people. My 40+ years in the business has taught me that being straight forward with clients is the way to go. You can read more about this practice in my personal blog today at this link: Another Seller Learned Not to List With a Discount Agent.