Are you sure you want ME to Show You This House? I'm Not Your Agent!

Reblogger Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Real Estate Agent with BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty BR534744000 & BR540649000

Debe Maxwell "Have YOUR agent make these appointments for you! That’s what we do - this is our JOB, this is what we are paid to do - for YOUR protection."

Right on target - and - re-blog!

Original content by Debe Maxwell, CRS 228209

Are you sure you want ME to Show You This House? I'm Not Your Agent!

Agent phone calls
At least a half-dozen times a day, we get calls to schedule a viewing of one of "my" listings. MOST of the time, the listings are are not even my listings!  So, the homes that you, as a Charlotte home buyer, are seeing online, are presented by listing agents all across the city.

 

The calls go something like this:

 

BUYER:  I’d like to see the house at 2010 Johnny Street today or tomorrow.  Do you have time to show it to me?

 

Me:  I’d be happy to show you that home and any others that fit your needs but, first, let’s talk about where you are in your home search process.  Have you already spoken with a lender and begun the pre-approval process?  

 

BUYER:  Oh, yes!  We’re pre-approved!

 

Me:  That’s great!  Now, who is your real estate agent?

 

BUYER:  Oh, I’m just calling to see this one house. I just want YOU to show me the home. My agent is very busy and I just want to look at the house - if I like it, she'll write up an Offer for me!

 

Me:   Do you know how real estate agents work in North Carolina?  Let's chat a minute about agency, which I'm sure your agent has reviewed with you.  You do know that even though I'm not the listing agent, nor YOUR agent, I am working as the sellers' subagent?

 

We also have many callers who are looking exclusively for the listing agent.  That is an entirely different blog post!

 

AGENTS:  

  • Wrong WayDoesn't every single one of your clients think they’re your ONLY client? 
  • Do you explain agency to your buyers - in that if I do show YOUR buyer the home, I have the right to procuring cause?  
  • Do you explain to your clients that YOU will handle making appointments for them, that your fiduciary duty is to them?  
  • Remember:  ANY agent other than you, who shows YOUR buyer property, is representing the SELLER, not your buyer.

 

BUYERS:  

  • Your real estate agent is being paid to completely represent YOU.  
  • Your agent should be the one making these calls - not YOU.  
  • Because I am a sub-agent to the Seller (as I am not representing you), anything you tell me can and will be shared with the seller. 
  • This applies to every single agent that you are phoning to “let you in” (show you) properties without YOUR agent.

 

CustomersWe have a form that I have buyers sign when I’m showing them a single property - I WILL be paid should a buyer decide to buy that particular property or any property that I may later show a buyer.  So, if you like your agent, you certainly don’t want to be phoning other agents to show you properties - your agent will not be paid!

 

Have YOUR agent make these appointments for you! That’s what we do - this is our JOB, this is what we are paid to do - for YOUR protection.  

A seller sub-agent is NOT representing ANY of your best interests.  They are merely opening a door and gathering information that is to be shared with the sellers.  

 

Need a buyers agent who WORKS for you and is never too busy for you?  Give us a call at (704) 491-3310 .  We are more than happy to assist you in handling ALL of your real estate needs - not just the Offer!

 

© Debe Maxwell | The Maxwell House Group | CharlotteBroker@icloud.com | Are you sure you want ME to Show You This House? I'm Not Your Agent!

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Gabe Sanders
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Excellent re-blog as this issue is one that arise daily all over the country in real estate.

Jan 15, 2017 05:41 AM #1
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Thanks Gabe Sanders and - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

 

Jan 15, 2017 05:42 AM #2
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Nina Hollander
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Great choice for a reblog. This issue of people calling the listing agent because their agent is "busy" always gets me... and why would they think I'm not busy, myself?

Jan 15, 2017 05:51 AM #3
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Here is another great choice as a reblog keep them coming

Jan 15, 2017 06:05 AM #4
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
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Recently showed a condo to a couple who said they were not working with another agent. After the showing I asked their thoughts...

"Oh we just wanted to see the unit before we meet with our Nephew".  

But, I thought you weren't working with another agent?

"We haven't worked with him yet as he is too busy, but we will when he has the time in his busy schedule"...

Jan 15, 2017 06:26 AM #5
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Thanks Nina Hollander and - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

 

Jan 15, 2017 07:16 AM #6
Rainmaker
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Thank you Harry F. D'Elia - will do my best - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

 

Jan 15, 2017 07:16 AM #7
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Ouch Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

 

Jan 15, 2017 07:17 AM #8
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Debe makes some great points here. I hear buyers say that they want me to show them because their agents are busy or taking the day off.

Jan 15, 2017 06:57 PM #9
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She does indeed Debbie Reynolds - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

 

Jan 16, 2017 05:07 AM #10
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Well, I am so honored to be re-blogged here, Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers!  I apologize for being late to the party!  Thank you again! 

Feb 02, 2017 06:13 AM #11
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You write great posts Debe Maxwell - thanks for authoring!

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