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Jenniferleen…, Home Buyer in Goldsboro, NC

Is it bad to switch relators when our contract is up?

Asked by Jenniferleenig2, Goldsboro, NC Tue Feb 28, 2012

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Nina Harris’ answer
It is bad to switch realtors when the contract is up if:

During the time your home was listed you reviewed homes comparable to yours that sold at lower prices and did not listen to the price your agent suggested to list at.
You did not vacate your home during open houses.
You made it difficult to show your home by not making it accessible to buyers.
You did not keep your home clean and neat.
Your agent provided regular updates and made suggestions that you did not listen to and act upon.

Some times it is and some times it's not the agent's fault that your home did not sell.

Good luck
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Feb 29, 2012
Do you want to switch?

Has your Realtor not performed his/her duties?

Do you think your Realtor has done what they can to help you?

If you think they have done a good job, but you have just not found a home or been qualified for a home... then I would consider extending their contract. Because if they have spent a lot of time, energy and gas money to help you find a home-- they do deserve to get paid.

If you just want to change because you don't want to pay them-- that's another story...

So what's going on?

If this answered your question, please give me a "THUMBS UP" or "BEST ANSWER"-- thanks!
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1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 28, 2012
Hi Jennifer,

the short answer is no. We would prefer loyalty but I assume there is something going on that you are not happy with or just simply not getting along, or something else, which unfortunately happens sometimes. We do not hold anyone to a contract if they are not happy with our services. However, if you signed a contract read it carefully ( I am not sure if you are a seller or a buyer) in either case read it carefully.
If you have any more questions let us know, wenrealty@yahoo.com
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1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 28, 2012
If you are unhappy, have a conversation about it, and switch if necessary.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 28, 2012
The question to ask yourself is where did the problem lie. There are typically four reasons why a house didn't sell.

Communication, Price, Condition and Marketing.

The first three can be the fault of the agent or yourself or a combination of both. If you want to get your house sold you need to objectively sit back and see where the problem lies. Just about every home is saleable in 45-90 days. Period.

Below is a link to a series of articles about re-listing your home.

Ill leave you with one thought...

Doing the same thing will obtain the same results!

If you want to sell your house something needs to change.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Dec 20, 2013
If you are going to switch find someone who has market share in your neighborhood.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Feb 29, 2012
It is part of the business. You must take a hard look of why your house didn't sell. Was it the real estate agent, was you, is it the market? How do you feel your current agent did? What would you change?

Here is a series on the expired listing I wrote. I hope you find it useful.


Take a hard, honest look to see where the problem may be. The last thought to leave you with...
Doing the same old thing, will continue to produce the same results!!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 28, 2012
Has your realtor provided you updates and feed back? Has your realtor made recommendations as to helping it sell? Have you listened to the advice of your agent?

If your answer to the 1st two is yes and the answer to the third one no, its not your realtor.

Price sells homes. It may for less than you want or need, but it is what the market will be telling you. If you are unhappy with a low price, you can wait and hope the market turns.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 28, 2012
Whether you are buying or selling it is important to be with a professional Realtor you both trust and relate to. Be sure to discuss any areas of concern with your agent first. If you are receiving responsiveness and the agent is working hard to accomplish your goal, you should stay with the agent. If you are not, and after discussing your concerns you are not satisfied...by all means carefully select another Realtor professional. If you are attempting to sell, be cautious to confirm you are competitively priced; I have seen sellers switch agents, lower the price and of course...it sells!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 28, 2012
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