I am going to be completely blunt...I had a bit of frustration today and I think I need to vent.
I want to begin with saying that I do love my job and enjoy the people I interact with. I have to say that I have absolutely killer clients. I love my inspectors, closing agents...everyone. Most everyone...
I am aware that all realtors are not created equal. I have had great joy working with terrific agents who know their stuff and work as hard as I do. But... I have to say that the one I am trying to work with right now is turning out to be a bear. The first conversation I had with this "agent", I was told that he took this listing as a favor and would not be paid a commission. "Great" I thought, I will be handling both sides of this transaction. No biggie though, I'll make sure the job gets done right. We negotiate and come to a meeting of the minds with price and terms...or so I think. Long story short, this agent offered something in MLS that he was not willing to put in our contract in writing...huh???
After lengthy...ahem...discussions... I am given the seller's phone number to pursue it with him. Five minutes later, problem resolved, smooth sailing once again.
I realized that sometimes our biggest obstacles are the agents we must work with. This guy was so worried about something so inconsequential, and caused a big to do over a non-issue. He chooses to not be creative or think outside the box , and talks to hear his own voice. Next time you think the "seller" or "buyer" are being rigid and un-yielding--it may be the real estate agent that is the problem.