Honestly, I would never have imagined a home owner would have difficulty attracting several agents to interview. We all spend a bushel of money to create just such an opportunity.
It is really hard for me to fathom a Florida real estate agent dismissing a home seller is such a way. I can only imagine you have connected with an agent who has been sucked down the bank owned property hole where the consequence is customer service is an archaic notation of the past.
Looking on the other side of the coin, their responses has revealed EVERYTHING you need to know to make a decision....unless of course you like abuse.
Visit ReMax.com or walk into the nearest franchise and have the broker identify a SOLO agent with less than 10 listings. It sounds like you want to team up with a productive agent who will look after your best interests and has your back. In a SOLO operation, there is no passing the buck, or confusing who is doing what.
Without a doubt, the agent you want representing you is one who looks forward to showing their value, who recognizes their ability to reach the outcome most beneficial to you and will exploit the unfair advantage of their organization for your benefit.
I trust your next phone calls will have much different outcomes.
Oh, don't what to make phone calls! Put a FSBO sign with your # in your front yard. The agents will call you.
Need more help, give me a call.
ReMax Realtec Group
727. 420. 4041
It sounds to me like you may be worried about getting 'locked in' to a relationship with an agent you later are not satisfied with. One way to avoid this is to ensure that the agent (or hopefully, team of agents) you DO hire has a satisfaction guarantee. For example, our listing specialist Kenley discusses our policy with each client when beginning to market their home. If at any point the Seller is dis-satisfied with our services, we first ask them to communicate their concerns to us. If after discussion we can't remedy the problem we are happy to terminate the listing agreement and allow the client to be released from obligation to us. Less than 1/10 of 1% of customers choose to do this, and I think that's a testament to our team's effectiveness and service!
If you'd like to discuss it further please call our listing specialist, Kenley Stringer, at 320-7653. He'll be happy to help!
This is a terrible representation of our profession. If you are still not having any luck, I can find one for you in the RE/MAX network. Feel free to email or call me. Also, I'm attaching a link to the 6 questions you should ask any agent your are considering hiring to sell your home.
Best of Luck,
Studies have shown the best brokers are the independent guys who have one or two people in their office. they are the most experienced and need to pay the rent on their office so they work their behinds off. An agent from a big office can do a good job too just the odds are better with an owner broker kind of person.
I would also say that a discount broker is almost always a mistake. If they do not think they are worth the money, they probably have a good reason for thinking that. Smaller commissions make it harder to get the other agents to participate in helping sell your house. If a thousand people are trying to sell your house it is much more effective than if just the one guy you hired is doing so.
Charles Rutenberg Realty.