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By Barbara Grandolfo | Agent in Anaheim Hills, CA

Buyers, Have You Hugged Your Agent Lately?

We all need to take a moment and acknowledge the unsung, often forgotten and sometimes mistreated sector of our business -  the buyers agent.  They are ones that are in the trenches of this hectic market of limited inventory who are writing and submitting offers, sometimes daily, advocating on behalf of the clients and hoping to at least have a fighting chance to get their client's offer accepted.  Most are happy to initially get a return of their phone call.

As a listing agent with only a small percentage of my business representing buyers, I thought I had a pretty good idea of what a buyer's agent is going through in our current market.  It wasn't until I personally took on the task of finding a modestly priced home for a friend that I soon learned what many buyers agents were now experiencing.  The competition is absolutely fierce with most decent properties in the area having multiple offers.  How many times can an agent show a property, prepare and submit an offer only to find their offer wasn't the best and highest?  Even the most sophisticated and educated of buyers have a hard time accepting these realities. The vast majority of buyers agents are conscientious, hardworking and they care about their clients.  No agent wants to see their buyer unhappy and disappointed.  This is a service industry.  Most of us wouldn't be in it if we didn't care about client satisfaction and obtaining the best possible outcome for our clients.  

So, buyers, listen to your agent, know that they have your best interest at heart and are probably working much harder behind the scenes than you realize trying secure your dream home.  

Comments

By Becky Morris,  Wed Jun 6 2012, 14:31
great post! thank you!!!
By Chad Gray,  Thu Jun 7 2012, 00:43
Thanks for the excellent post Barbara! In my experience both buyer's agents and listing agents have their share of challenges. However, a hug (or a sign of appreciation) goes a long way to smoothing the wrinkles.
By Akil Walker,  Wed Jun 13 2012, 20:01
Well said Barbara and so true

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