I’D RATHER BE YOUR SECOND AGENT…

By
Real Estate Agent with ERA Brokers Consolidated NV S. 192363

 

Some would say it is a seller’s market. Some will also tell you everything you want to hear and agree with everything you have to say, to get your listing.

 

Every seller thinks they have the best house on the best street in the best neighborhood. Using real world data can help you move sellers toward reality and looking out for their best interests will definitely earn you loyalty points.

 

If a seller is unrealistic, I’d rather walk away and be their second or third agent. Walking away is one of the most powerful choices we can make. Not everybody is for everybody, but one thing that is for sure is that I am always authentically me. Honesty and integrity help me ensure that that my clients know and believe that I care about more than just a check.

 

 

Comments (19)

John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Welcome to the ActiveRain community. Congratulations on your first post.

Nov 03, 2021 08:14 PM
Gino Reyes

Thank you John!

Nov 03, 2021 08:27 PM
Aura Alex
CloseMyDeal, LLC - Seattle, WA
Need A TC? Virtual TC Services Nationwide

Well-said! Gino Reyes. Welcome to Active Rain! 

Nov 03, 2021 09:28 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Gino great post and yes the market is changing and I am having a hard time convincing the sellers that their house should be $200k less than three months ago...Endre

Nov 03, 2021 10:02 PM
Gino Reyes

So many just missed it...

Nov 04, 2021 09:35 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Gino - I remember when I first started in real estate I heard that it was good to be the first born(I was but that was just fortunate without preparation by me 🙃), the second wife(wasn't going to 'work'for me) and third real estate agent.  Sometimes, sellers need time and a couple of lessons along the way(it has happened).  

 

Congratulations on your first ActiveRain post.  Good luck.  

Nov 04, 2021 03:57 AM
Gino Reyes

Thank you Michael!

Nov 04, 2021 09:33 AM
Miriam Odegard
United Real Estate Indianapolis - Indianapolis, IN
Real Estate Broker Serving Greater Indianapolis

So true, Gino! I learned the hard way that if a client won't take your advice, run the other way. We are in business to sell homes, not give free tours of private ones. 

Nov 04, 2021 05:47 AM
Gino Reyes

FACTS! 

Nov 04, 2021 09:33 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

So many sellers believe that agent that tells them it's worth far more than market value. Some however will continue with that agent even after he tells them he has to drop the price by $50,000 which is where you told them to start.

Welcome to ActiveRain.  You will find a lot of people and resources here to help you and should not hesitate to reach out at any time for help from a fellow Rainer

Nov 04, 2021 06:49 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Gino- Welcome to ActiveRain. I'll bet there are many other agents who have ended up saying "Thanks but no thanks."  Hope to see more posts from you!!!!

Nov 05, 2021 05:05 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Nov 06, 2021 07:10 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Gino. Welcome to the Rain and for the ability to choose wisely. Enjoy your day.

Nov 07, 2021 04:36 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Welcome to ActiveRain! Sometimes being the second agent is a great thing!

Nov 07, 2021 05:03 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Gino, great first post, and haven't been the second agent very often.  Welcome to ActiveRain!  

Nov 07, 2021 06:22 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Gino - I would say that for sure.  Don't argue and maybe when they discover more they will call you.

Nov 07, 2021 06:36 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Welcome to ActiveRain and congratulations for being featured by Kathy Streib!

Nov 07, 2021 07:57 AM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

I've found that the overpriced listings help those who are priced right. Just in the last 3 months,  I've sold 3 in a community that has 2 overpriced listings and that haven't sold yet.  Owners in the community are taking note of this and I will be putting another listing on the market shortly.  Oh, and by the way, the highest priced one has already had two price reductions but even that didn't help. 

Nov 07, 2021 09:08 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Best wishes for great success with your ActiveRain blog.

Build your network and your points total by following an additional five members each day.

Nov 07, 2021 09:36 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Gino Reyes welcome to ActiveRain, and congratulations on successfully posting your first blog on this site.

Nov 07, 2021 02:26 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good afternoon Gino Reyes ,

Welcome to Active Rain and so glad Kathy Streib featured your post in her "Ah-ha" moments for the week! You are so right..some agents are out there buying a listing so a good idea to come it after the sellers get a dose of reality!

Nov 07, 2021 03:13 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

You can't get everything you want out of interactions sometimes, But it's well worth it

Nov 07, 2021 11:01 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Gino:

Welcome to ActiveRain and congratulations on your first post...and on a great topic. Well said.  You'll go far with that attitude and perspective.

Jeff

Nov 09, 2021 09:51 PM