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Dan, Home Seller in Buffalo, NY


Asked by Dan, Buffalo, NY Thu Jul 17, 2008

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Gail Gladstone’s answer
The first step is to speak to the agent's manager/broker to see if the problems can be fixed. If that doesn't help, perhaps someone else in their office can work the marketing for you.

I don't know what kind of contract you signed, but at some point, discuss with your attorney.

If you are not happy with the current agent because the property isn't selling, look first to the pricing and then to the marketing...
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2 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 17, 2008
Hi Dan

Talk to your Broker first, tell him what are the issues !!!

You can always replace him, if you have not signed an Exclusive agreement
for a defined Period.

But you need to be sure that the home shows well, can be seen by buyers at will,
and priced right.

Good luck

0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jun 19, 2014
Meet with him and discuss your concerns. If things do not improve consider delisting your house & find another broker who is more in tune with your expectations.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jun 19, 2014
I would suggest you to interview other agents in the area.
Deciphering the code can be tricky when choosing the real estate professional that is right for you and your family. Try this handy checklist for picking the perfect person or team:
Agent or Broker?
Do they have references?
What is their list-to-sale ratio?
What is their system for staying in touch?
What is their experience level?
Do they Are they full or part time?
have a network of professionals you can count on?
Are they using advanced technology tools?
What is their detailed marketing plan?
Are they market savvy?
I would be happy to meet with you personally and show you what I can do….there is no obligation.
Feel free to contact me directly 718-781-3074 or info@realtorolga.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Feb 16, 2014
Hi Dan,Selling a house can be very frustrating, depending on what your issues are with your current agent/ broker should determine what your plan of action should be. If you have been on the market for some time start by asking your agent to give you an updated CMA (comparative market analysis) and call another agent to get a second opinion on a market analysis. You the home owner can initiate a call to any another agent. Discuss your situation, and take it from there. What advertising have they done? Any follow up after appointments? Current market conditions of very low inventory of homes- your home should be selling if priced or marketed correctly. Terry K 718-614-3167 cell or TKorahais@Elliman.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jan 25, 2014
All of these responses are great. as a last resort you can contact the long island board of realtors at 631 661 4800. They will guide you in the right direction. Best of luck to you. In the future you should get an easy exit agreement, if your realtor does not do the what you asked, you can get out of the agreement
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 23, 2013
Just in case you don't realize: When we sign a contract to list a house, it is a contract to HIRE the real estate person, to sell your property;
You can also FIRE that agent. Ask your agent about that...
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 12, 2012
sell it yourself and save the fee
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 12, 2012
sell it yourself and save the fee
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 12, 2012
Hi I would be happy to give you a market analysis once your current listing agreement is up
Pat Gentile, NYS Licensed Salesperson, Graduate Realtor Candidate
Parkside Realty of Queens, Licensed Real Estate Broker, 718 846-3008 cell 516 721-2137
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Aug 28, 2012
Hi, I feel you furstration, but seriously take the advice that was recommended and see if that helps.
Hopefully at the end of this journey you will at least have some peace of mind. Tks and good luck!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Aug 27, 2012
It all depends. Maybe try to evaluate what are the reasons you are not happy with. Maybe price could be an issue. You need to communicate with your agent time to time and see if there is any communication gap. You can review the contract and see if there is any clause that you can change your agent if you are not satisfied.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 31, 2012
I would definately speak to the Broker or office manager to see if the issues can be resolved. Most times dissatisfaction is caused by lack of communication and before emotions take over it may be best to ensure that both parties had a full understanding of what was expected both in actions and timing.
There is no better way to sell a home than using a real estate professional, but you need to have confidence in them to do their job to the best of their ability.
All of the professionals that answered have responded with good advise, and i hope we have helped somewhat.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Nov 22, 2008
Dan - In order to get out of your listing agreement, you will need to have a valid reason, i.e. marketing plan is not being executed, agent not returning your calls, agent not cooperating with other MLS brokers. If that does not work, ask the office broker to speak to the LIBOR zone chairperson for Queens.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 17, 2008
The biggest issues are almost always unmet expectations.
What did you agree to?
What did they agree to?
I would define where they are failing to perform, asking for a meeting with the Realtor, if that fails, with the broker.

In most cases (but not all) the seller thinks their listing is worth more that it really is. It is a shame that some REaltors are unable to communicate in a way that the sellers undertand the dynamics.
A listing has a short shelf life. 10-12 showings in 2 weeks should equal an offer. if not, lower the price.

If there are more complex issues (communication, not performing as promised) then address those. Realtors do not have any control of the market. If your home is over-priced, what you paid, how much you owe, how much you need to net...we have no control over that.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 17, 2008
Keith Sorem, Real Estate Pro in Glendale, CA
Gail answered well. Talk to the broker.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 17, 2008
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