There are many reasons not even explained here. For example, accountability coming from the agent in their work ethic brings about respect from the client. Even today on 2015, many "veteran" agents (not all) don't work like they used to. Compare that to the inexperienced but enthusiastic newbie, you could understand why a client may opt to go with them. They just seem more genuine in wanting to help the client solve their problem. And they may try to do the little things that the veteran agent used to, but thinks is beneath them at this point in their career. Being accountable means that you take responsibility for a deal not happening for the client. Could be from not setting expectations properly on the purchase, listing, etc, or not being comfortable or confident enough to handle the type transaction involved....e.g. short sale or potential short sale...(I see this a lot...)
Many of the better agents do not give up trying to do what is best for the client...and that is what should always be the priority, whether a newbie or veteran...
If you lose a deal to an inexperienced newbie, the first place to look is at yourself. What could you have done differently that would have made the client sign with you? Forget the ego and just answer honestly.... Tom Hinz www.shortsaletosell.com... more
Be careful about realtors manipulating numbers on these real estate sites. Check the square footage of neighboring homes and if a home seems unusually high, chances are they are trying to sell and inflating the numbers. In Lincroft, make sure you check the zip code 07738 (lincroft) and 07748 (Middletown) as dishonest sellers try to hide old "zestimates" by creating a profile of the same house on 07748 but with wildly different (inflated value). Many dishonest folks out there as well as house flippers trying to make a quick buck at your expense.... more