I used to work the "expireds" as a new agent years ago... and while I understand that you are annoyed at all the attention you are getting now that your listing has expired...? it never hurts to interview another agent if only to get ideas from a new source...
While price and terms are probably the biggest factor in today's market, don't forget condition... I've known of homes that have stood on the market for months, the listing expires and then is re-listed for maybe just a few $$$ lower than the last listing and then sell almost immediately... and there were reasons for this...
Have you considered that maybe you could have "staged" the home.. is the "curb appeal" up to snuff... are you ready to show your home at just about any hour.. within reason of course and is it "bright and clean"...? do you have a "lock box" on your home that will allow access to a buyer's agent to show in case you aren't there...?
These are just some ideas that an agent who specializes in expireds might bring to your attention... and be frank and direct with you.
With that said... I do hate it when I hear of some people in our profession who call at those "ungodly" early morning hours to get the opportunity to be first in line to get your attention.
I hope this helps...
In the mean time...? Make it a great day...
I noticed you mentioned that you're currently on the Do Not Call Registry. That being the case, let any future callers know that you're are on the Registry and that you do not want them to call you any further. Make a note of their name and company. Since your are on the Registry agents are not allowed to call you even thou you had your home on the market at one point. Another option is to ask the agents to add your name to the companies personal Do Not Call Registry. Best of luck!
to let other agents know that there's still good communication between you and the agent.
Thank you for the quick replies! It's good to know that I might be bombarded with these types of calls -- now I can brace myself. I am already on the Do Not Call list, so I think I will call my previous agent and ask him to remove my phone number from the listing.
Thanks again, and have a wonderful afternoon!
Yes, this type of solicitation is very common on "expired" or "withdrawn" listings, and you may receive calls and letters from other Reatlors as well as visits from interested buyers. It is very common for real estate agents to contact sellers whose listings have expired in the hopes of obtaining a second listing on the home. In some cases, a new listing agent can help you, ultimately, sell your home, and I've known instances where a buyer was "on the fence" about a property and came forward to purchase only AFTER the home was delisted. It's unusual, but it certainly happens.
If you have really decided NOT to sell your home under any circumstances right now, talk with your previous listing agent about removing your telephone number from the listing or adding a note to your old listing that you do not wish to be contacted about relisting at this time.
Good luck and thanks again for your question!
Grace Morioka, SRES, e-Pro
Area Pro Realty
Not uncommon-that's all I'll say about it. You can ask the previous agent to take your number out of the expired listing, take your house photos off the listing and make a comment not to contact the seller per seller instructions. We have access to listings dating years ago. And you may want to put yourself on the Do Not Call list in general. http://www.donotcall.gov for calls - even general sales calls.