Integrity is something that is missing many times. We are professionals and should conduct ourselves as such especially with each other. Nontheless, I love this business and when faced with having to work with an agent who may have not have "taken their meds", I smile, keep positive and forge ahead.
2. Sellers assuming the market is sizzling hot and they are going to make out like a bandit...... loosing the sale in the end... regretting the failure to negotiate a fair maket value amount and change their mind after the buyers have moved on to something else.
3. Sales associates who should be on serious meds and/or should not be in the "people business"
2. Unrealistic expectations due to bad information: You can do it as well...or better even without a Realtor?
3.Unrealistic expectations due to bad information: Realtors do not complete deals strictly on the phone (as on some T.V. shows) we do not pull tiny dogs out of our handbags, and most of us do not drive a Maserati !
2. Buyer Expectations - A lot of people still think it's a Buyer's Market and they're going to get a steal, which is just not the case in my area anymore. They are so excited to "lowball," meanwhile the reality is multiple-offer situations and lack of inventory.
3. Dealing with other agents - I wish we could all just work hard, be diligent and focus. I've had agents respond to showing requests days too late, request feedback on showings they declined, never respond to offers, you name it. It's so disheartening and makes me understand why consumers don't always trust agents, our expertise or our work ethic.
1. Buyers unrealistic expectation that hte housing market is still bad and they can get the deal of a lifetime. Not true in today's market and with the competiton stepping up you are seeing more multiple offer situations than ever before as well. Buyers are not realizing the effects fo their offers until they lose a house they really wanted and then cannot seem to find another one out there like that. Which leads me into the second ahrdest thing.
2. lack of inventory. Currently we went from one extreme of having a surplus of houses on the market to one that there are very few listings for the amount fo buyers that are out there. Housing inventory is at levels not seen since before the crash. Getting listings is harder now as there seems to be more competiton for the listings out there and homeowners are shopping around more to find the best agent that can get them the most amount of money.
3. getting homes closed. i am hearing a lot and starting to witness it myself that there are transactions not closing becuase the banks have tightened up so much on the lending. It seems we went from one extreme of to loose lending to one that is so tight that the average middle class person is struggling to get finaincing today. This will be a challenge until we get a balance with the banks.
Coldwell Banker United