Elk Grove Realtor Talks To Home Seller
As an Elk Grove REALTOR®, I spoke with an Elk Grove home seller who had her home listed with 3 different real estate agents over the past year and had very negative experiences with all three. When her listing became expired, she decided that she really didn’t want to re-list her home since she lost all trust in real estate agents. It seems she unfortunately got those agents who look for easy money and don’t realize real estate done correctly, is hard work!
I wasn’t surprised at the stories she shared with me about the unprofessionalism of the real estate agents, the lack of communication and the inability to proof their work and the work of others prior to presenting, Speaking of presenting, the last real estate agent who was also someone who did loans (you know how I feel about that!), sent her the offers via email and didn’t even include all the pages.
Elk Grove Home Seller Shares Her Experience
There was no follow-up with this Elk Grove home seller nor did her real estate agents have the selling agents properly fill out the Purchase Contracts correctly much less verify the buyer’s proof of funds, provide net sheets or suggest necessary Counters that would have prevented the fiasco she was subjected to.
The most alarming thing I heard from this Elk Grove home seller was that there was a real estate agent who told a waiting couple that they shouldn’t go in to see the house.
Now, it’s true that the home seller should have done her real estate homework and checked on-line to see what other home sellers and home buyers experienced when working with the prospective listing agent and she didn’t. She simply called some big real estate firms and took the first person who answered. Real estate firms and the size of the firm, does not guarantee you’ve got a real estate agent that knows what their doing. And lastly, she made the mistake of hiring someone who does real estate part time. Real estate is NOT a part time job…run away from anyone who says they do real estate part time. When home sellers interview real estate agents they need to ask the right questions and the REALTOR® needs to provide concrete proof of the answers. Talk is cheap!
Elk Grove REALTOR® is Sad
This Elk Grove home seller was left with a very bad taste in her mouth when it comes to real estate agents. It’s hard for her to get past her awful experiences and re-list her house. Trust is very important in life, not only with your family and friends but in the business world. Once the trust is broken it’s very hard to get over!!
It’s discouraging to say the least that in our industry real estate brokers are NOT training their real estate agents. I see it every day when it comes to lack of knowledge or care when filling out Purchase Contracts. Real estate brokers need to hold classes on etiquette since there seems to be a need. A lack of proper training hurts the real estate profession and the scars on the home sellers and home buyers is a hard one to overcome.
The telephone conversation of an hour or more with this Elk Grove home seller makes me very sad and I’m sure there are others out there who have experienced many of the same things this lady did. All I can say, is that there are still those of us in real estate who care, do a good job, are conscientious, have the experience and past clients who will vouch for our integrity and job performance.
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