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Frank L. DeFazio, Esquire
Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors â€“ Society Hill
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Philadelphia, PA 19106
Her agent couldn't make the open house my client begged to have. I said "Well nobody knows your house better then you"!
Hope it went well for you and if you got a ton of traffic!
If your comfortable with it ... OK BUT... if your not?
1) Simply tell the Agent to attend and distribute the Pa consumer Notice
2) have the sign in sheet
3) Provide estimated closing cost projections
4) have a sellers disclosure on hand if prospect Buyer request one
5) have recent home sale comparables if needed
6) inform the prospest of what schools are in the area + addl neighborhood info
Its that simple... anyone can do that....... Cant they?
OH..... and if the Eagles are Playing......PUT on the TV so the Hubby will stay a little longer :-)
All the Best John Curci RE/MAX
Thanks for providing an update on your situation.
I'm sorry to hear your original Realtor did not attend the Open House. I do hope you have better luck with your new Realtor. Don't forget to share the information for the 14 people that attended the Open House with your new Realtor and make sure he or she follows up with all of them. A buyer or two just might be in the bunch.
Best of luck!
Chad Gray PA | Realtor
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I would discourage it at all cost. If a licensed professional can not do it, I would reschedule.
I would talk with other agents, maybe find one that can make the time for you and selling your house. I shudder what else they are not doing for you.
Best of luck.
You have hired a professional for a reason and that persons expertise
should be able to effectively screen buyers at an Open House and answer any questions
pertaining to the Home and area.
Either your agent or someone from their office should be able to assist you with it. If they are not able to then you need to have a talk with them to find out what their services include.
A good agent won't have her/his clients at the showings and definitely not at the open house. You hire an agent to speak for you to angle things in the best possible light for you from describing the home to showing the home to negotiation the offer, arguing the appraisal, etc. Your agent flat out isn't going his or her job (no matter what the reason).
Lots of good answers here. Bottom line is you shouldn't be present at your open house due to confidentiality and disclosure reasons. You open yourself up to too many questions without representation.
You don't want to say anything that may per se "show your cards" and give the Buyer any advantage or leverage in negotiations. Ex: Your motivation to move: you are already in contract to purchase and make settlement on another home by a certain date; you must relocate for a job by a certain date; you only have a mortgage of $...., etc..... anything else that may not be appropriate.
Talk with your agent about your concerns. If you do not feel comfortable that your Realtor is working in your best interests, then by all means fire him/her. Then find a good Realtor, who will represent you as your Listing Agent and do whatever is in your best interest with regards to the marketing and sale of your home. And he/she should be willing commit do whatever it takes to meet your goals for settlement.
Good luck with everything.
All the best,
Larry Lichtman, CNE
Your Real Estate Resource For Life
Cell/Text: (267) 254-7994
Philip J. Cunningham Sr
V.I.P. Realty Coporation
7952 Bustleton Ave
You have either a Lazy Agent ( does not want to do his Job) or a Busy Agent ( needs assistance).
Either way WATCH out what you say to
1) other Buyer Agents showing your home and
2) unrepresented Buyers..... dont let your "Home Emotions " get in the way.
True....... you know your " living in home " better than anyone else But,...... you should have a 3rd party negotiator to eliminate your expected Home emotions that you have become so attached to.
Do Disclose and Dont Discriminate....
All the Best, John Curci RE/MAX Properties 215-757-2889
Realtors all know other realtors. Your realtor should be asking a fellow agent within the company you have the contract to sit the Open House, not their client. Ask the realtor to see who is available within his office. New agent or agents who are slow will sit an Open with the hope to draw in business. Best of luck.
Should you need additional input or advice email me at email@example.com
Forget the Open House. Get a new agent. Get a new agent tomorrow morning.
Why would you hire someone to do a job and pay someone to do a job that you are doing?
Unacceptable. Unprofessional. Unbelievable.
Barlow and Birdsall Group
Keller Williams Realty Center City
Hope that helps!
Century 21 Alliance - Manayunk
Bad suggestion....not professional at all, unless there is some kind of emergency..in which case, it's still a bad idea!!
So.....just say no. Your agent is being paid to market your house...not you!
You might want to have a discussion with your agent about this idea of hers.
Is your real estate professional a REALTOR or just a real estate sales agent. Realtors have a code of ethics and typically are very responsible about doing their job.
In my opinion, when you hire a professional to sell your home, you should NOT be doing the professional's job. You can't speak to prospects in the same way that a real estate professional can. It will be awkward at best. Just like being a For Sale By Owner.
Good Luck. Hope all works out for you.
Carol Cei, ePRO, Realtor
ReMax Platinum Club
Five Star Professional
ReMax Action Realty'