You can't really hire another Realtor to assist your current agent. Here are my suggestions:
- Communicate with your current Realtor. Let them know that you are a little displeased or maybe that want to brainstorm a more aggressive game plan to get your house sold.
- Have your agent talk you through current market trends that way you have a clear understanding of average days on market, average sales prices, how short sales and foreclosures are affecting your area, etc. This might help you feel better about what your agent is currently doing.
- If after the attempts above, and you still don't feel like your agent is doing what you need to do, then you need to fire them and get a new agent.
I generally always write a clause into my listing agreements that allows clients to be released from the agreement ANYTIME per written request. There is no sense in working with someone that you don't feel comfortable with (on either side).
I hope this helps!!!
Your Castle Real Estate
This is a tough market in which to sell but people that are looking are attracted to the following:
1. Price...all buyers begin with the price...make sure your home is priced right!
2. Curb appeal...invest some time in cleaning, painting, de-cluttering, repairing, planting...make it "shine"...
3. Visibility...how is the public finding out about the opportunity your home represents? If you can't rattle off 5 or 6 way without having to think about it, you may want to revisit this. Since 90% of today's buyers use the internet during their purchase process, make sure you have a HUGE internet presence.
Of course there are sometimes extenuating circumstances, like your agent goes on vacation, but this doesn't sound like your situation.
I'm in the Prudential Gary Greene Clear Lake office if you would like my help.
Why would you want to pay 2 different commissions? Hope this helps.
If she is advertising your home..
Creating an internet presence.
Having open houses.
Responding to your calls.
Keeping you informed of sales in your area......then she is doing her job.
If you aren't doing things she's advised you to do.
Not keeping your home in "showing" condition.
Being unrealistic about price.
Not making your home available for showings....then you are blaming the wrong person.
Only you can answer these questions...if you do and find your agent not performing, you have every right to ask to be released from your contract,(which may take a call to her manager)...or cancelling your listing and re-listing with another company.
Although it's possible to 'share' a listing.. I again have a few questions.
Why should you pay someone who hasn't earned it?
Why would an agent who will in fact work to get your home sell, be willing to do it to share a commission.,,,I wouldn't , nor would most 'good' agents.
Do a bit of soul searching and make your decision...best of luck !
In most cases, my experience has been that an agent will let you terminate the listing agreement If you are dissatisfied; however, I recommend that you first have an open and honest discussion wtih her and express your concerns. If you do not receive acceptable explanations, then I suggest you meet with the broker to review the situation and see if another agent in that office would be more suited to you.
Until the listing agreement with your current broker is terminated , you cannot enter into an agreement with another broker.
Prudential One, Realtors
KEEP IN MIND we are now in extremely slow period of year for home sells, matter of fact our preference not take any listing till approx. March or April of year.
Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor
The Michael Group - Dallas Business Journal Top Ranked Realtors
Best of luck