I specialize solely as a buyer specialist for a mega agent. My number appears on all the yard signs so I can try to capture buyers. I wanted to share with you a common occurrence I am running into with sign calls. After giving the caller a description of the property, price etc, many times they will ask if they can make an appt to see the home. The very first question I ask after their request is if they are currently working with an agent. Many times these buyers do have an agent and are NOT AWARE that they should call their agent to view the property. One thing I hear time and time again is "I do not want to bother my agent unless I know I am really interested in this house". I then reassure these buyers that they are not "bothering" their agent and explain to them procuring cause. I let them know that their agent would love to hear from them and help them in any capacity. Tonight I had a call from a buyer about 1 of our listings. He wanted to know if he could make an appt to see the house. This particular home was already under contract. I asked him if he needed assistance finding a home. He replied he had an agent and his agent had given him the listing for this home to drive by. But he had no idea he should call his agent to make an appt to see the house.
So I ask you who are working with buyers, Are your buyers aware that they should contact you if they have questions about a particular home or want to see a home? I have learned from these calls to now fully educate my buyers on the service I provide them. In the state of MO, we can show property listed by any broker, and have access to all MLS listed properties. I make sure my buyers are aware to call me for all their needs. if they drive by a property and want more info, call me, if they want to see a home, call me. I know it seems like such a small thing and I admit I used to just assume my buyers knew I was their contact person. But after fielding so many buyer calls from those who don't understand the process, I quit assuming and started educating my buyers on ALL the benefits of having their own Buyer's Agent.