"You know you can put lipstick on a bad Realtor. It's still a bad Realtor"
Hello AR! It has been a little while since I last blogged, but I am back and would love to share my most recent experience.
As Realtors we have all dealt with opposing agents, some of which are pleasant and some that should never have been issued a real estate license. You know what exactly what I am talking about! Any way, I recently encountered a listing agent who honestly had no idea what she was doing. Don't you just love those transactions where you are doing ALL the work for the listing agent to ensure that the transaction closes for YOUR client? This particular agent was an extremely nice person and was always bright and bubbly when we spoke, but that did not hide the fact that her skill level was amatuer at best. I thought to myself "why on earth would a seller hire such a terrible Realtor if they are interested in getting their home SOLD?" Regardless of how sweet and sincere she may sound on the phone, that is not going to get the house sold. The listing was on the market for an extremely long time and experienced a huge price reduction before my buyer took interest, but we finally closed (thank god).
I finally had the opportunity of meeting the agent when I went to pick up the keys. It was at that moment that I came to a conclusion as to why she may have been hired. The one thing she had going for her was that she was VERY attractive and wore a darker shade of red lipstick. It was the lipstick that immediately reminded of the comment Barack Obama made when referring to John McCain's economic policies(even though we all know he was talking about Palin). I chuckled to myself and thought "you can put lipstick on a bad Realtor, but it's still a bad Realtor".
Happy Friday everybody!