Most of the time as an agent you get on with your client, then there are times when you can tolerate the client and get the deal done, but occasionally there is the client who you should not be working with for your own sanity.
Do you want to work with me?
With the internet, if we are honest, many of us agents end up drifting into working with buyers who we don't really know. They find me when searching for homes in Tredyffrin Easttown School district for example. Often they have been searching on line and found a home they want to see and call saying they found me on line and can I show them this house.
I much prefer to meet with a client before showing them any homes and explaining the process, discovering what they are looking for, how they prefer to be communicated with, what type of people they are and if we are going to be a good fit. I have found this removes many if the issues that arise when working with someone I don't know plus I have found it increases loyalty from my clients as they understand and know more about me as wel.
However, I admit, I sometimes meet someone at a house to show it, and we drift into working together, I try to unearth the same things in conversation, but it is different to sitting down in the office and going over everything before we start looking and we can discuss different scenarios.
Sometimes, after a while it becomes obvious we are not a good fit, but by now I have sunk costs in the time I have been showing them homes and I don't want to pass them on to someone else and not earn a commission. I know I can find them a home, and I can do a good job, but to be honest, I may be annoying them, or one of them, and likewise my sanity may be tried due to clashing personalities.
Honestly, it is far easier if I sit down with a customer before making them a client so we can discuss everything that may come up in a transaction, as well as the difference between being a customer and a client and we can discover if we will work well together.
I usually ask clients if I can be honest with them, because there often comes that moment in a transaction where I will need to confront them over some issue that they may be shooting themselves in the foot over, possibly in negotiations haggling over $500 on a $700,000 purchase.
So, if you are interested in working with me to find your Tredyffrin Eastown or Main Line home, please allow me to sit down with you first and discover what you want and how we can work together to achieve the best result for you. Contact Nick Vandekar, Selling the Main Line with Long & Foster Real Estate Inc., office 610-225-7400, cell or text 610-203-4543, email Nick@VandekarTEam.com, website www.SellingTheMainLine.com.