I'm primarily a listing agent, which I prefer (although I enjoy my great CRE buyer and tenant clients as well!)
When you take listings, as most real estate professionals know . . .
. . . you gotta be able to SELL or LEASE them too!
Just 'a sign on the highway' is not enough (although it's great for image, it's a 'negative cash flow' situation until it's not!)
I have listings I've held for YEARS. They are listings that will sell, to the right buyer, at the right time.
I bear the carrying costs. With a smile!
Those owners will agree to price changes, extensions and protect me during any lapse. I in turn am loyal to them and give generously of my time and energy.
I spend a lot of money on marketing and I don't skimp on quality.
So if you're lucky enough to have me working for you, you may not set me up to fail with unacceptable conditions.
- We may not always be 100% sure on pricing (some of the properties are unique), and I'm the queen of 'not quite yet, let's squeeze it just a bit longer' but if I tell you we need to adjust, I'm trying to solve your problem. If you don't want to hear me, fine. But I don't want to hear you whining about why it's not done!
- If I tell you this is gonna take time, GIVE ME TIME. If my analysis says it will take 18 months to move, don't insist on a 6 month listing.
- Broker protection clause is in there for a reason. You don't get to use my marketing efforts to cut me out after expiration. So no, that is staying in.
My fee is determined according to the time, cost and effort required to move your property. Commissions are negotiable, you say?
We just did.
- You need me more than I need you. Please, by all means, find someone who fits better with you if you don't like how I roll. It's a big club! LOL
If you hire me, my mission will be to resolve your issue as quickly as possible . . . so you will be delighted enough to bring me more wonderful folks like you for my next project. I am single-mindedly committed to your success.
Failure is not an option.
🎶 We're holding the key to unlock our destiny
We were born to lead 🎶
(yes that is F Lee in the intro/outro, classic)