Seller's have to open their eyes and ears and listen

By
Real Estate Agent with Windermere/ Professional Partners

So I have been working an expired plan for thepast few weeks now and have to say that I am frustrated.  Not by the amount of No's I receive or rude comments.  Most sellers are very polite when I call.

The frustration is that I do not understand some sellers sometime.  For example, I have been talking to one seller who does not understand why his house has not been shown by other agents.  Even though I usually do not mention the previous agent at all I had to share with him that his agent and company did not include photos, agent or public remarks describing the house, no Internet presence nor was it on a new listing tour, blah, blah, blah

He had already received my resume which outlines my marketing plan, referrals and number's he could call to talk to past clients.  I feel I had nailed every phone call with him.  What did he do...  Relist with the same company that had his listing for sale twice before without a sale.

Another seller wanted professional photos, color fliers, lots of Internet marketing, phone updates once a week, all which I do with every listing I take.  What did they do, hire the agent in town that does not have an Internet presence, no color fliers, and amateur photos (which took three days to get on the listing).

Sellers have got to start to understand the value that   of agents bring to aid in the successful sale of their homes.  Not every agent is the same and it does matter who you hire, especially if they would like to get top dollar for their home.

 

Comments (1)

Eileen Begley
Coldwell Banker, DelMonte - Carmel, CA
Monterey Real Estate

Sometimes it's still about connections. Maybe the agent is related, or someone their spouse works with! Sounds like you have it together though so keep working your plan!

Nov 14, 2008 04:34 PM