We had one listing where the yard had just been aerated in the spring. Glad we were there to correct the buyer agent who stated that there was a large grub problem going on!
Great question, thank you.
#2. The Buyers agent is much more likely to show up with the buyer and not break for lunch at our noon appointment. #3 The buyer's agent is doing their best to focus their buyer on what they believe the buyer will be buying, and has their own prejudices and preferences and as such will be offering opinions which may be working against your sellers goal to get their place sold, They may be saying in effect, Hey Buyer quit talking about Elm Street Maple St really turned you on, Let's see how much they'll accept. (yes I know all agents are not so hungry for a buyer to make a decision that they'll be this directive, but many are) #4 At least the buyer gets to hear what the seller wants them to know, and what the listing agent with their skill set and personality is able to convey. He might even unintentionally dislodge them from Elm St. #5 Security, the owner has entrusted their home possibly their pets, and most valuable possessions to you when they handed you the keys; nuff said.
Almost weekly I call listing agents for an appointment, give them my name, and they give me a lockbox code. Most of them don't know me, How is that any kind of responsible?
There have been a few instances where I have senced the real estate agent was new, lacked experience and welcomed me as the listing agent, to join them.
The key is flexability.
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