I think it makes us look like the losers in the movie "Glengarry Glen Ross" in my opinion.
I mean, honestly. If you are the 5th or 10th or 11th agent piling on to the cascade, don't you think it looks a bit foolish, if not desperate?
The question is rhetorical, because the answer is yes. It does look foolish. And it does look desperate. And it makes our profession look foolish. And it makes our profession look desperate.
Sounds like you called on my tenant occupied listing.
The tenant DID NOT agree to any showing schedule and DID NOT answer or respond to my calls.
Although my sign with image was on the front lawn, when I stopped by to inquire about activity, she did not recognize me and responded, "The agent has never called me." Needless to say. I was left without words.
Meanwhile, other agents and buyers are piling up, awaiting the opportunity to see this home.
When access was granted, the one and only day the home was shown, the buyer was able to overlook the 'hoarder' attributes and made a purchase offer that was accepted.
There are many reasons a tenant will not cooperate. Unfortunately, all blame is placed on the agents involved, just as your question does.
Further, when I encounter buyers whose intent is to blame, not participate, they are never invited to the negotiation table.
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You may know the tenant,but you may not know the whole story. I have encountered this scenario quite a bit in my career .Sometimes,The tenant may not want to move. Therefore, they may not answer calls to show the apartment. Sometimes the owner is not that motivated, either, because he has paying tenants. Which pay for the taxes,expenses etc. If the place were vacant the owner would be a lot more motivated. The listing agent will not get paid until closing,unless he has some other arrangement. Therefore it is in his best interest to show his listing. You might be better off seeking a vacant property.Unless you are looking for a fully rented property. Good Luck.
I find it very odd that a listing agent is making it difficult for someone to see the property. Is there something about YOUR qualifications or something you said to the agent that would make him think you are wasting his/her time?....possibly like you are "already working with an agent"?????
Please tell us the REAL story....
Ask your Agent to call the other Agent to push for an appointment.
It is good that you are asking questions.
Don't be to quick to jump to another Agent unless you two just don't get along.
And beware of Agents that suggest you do so!