So in 2006, I browse the internet reviewing realtor profiles and calling them until I spoke with Mantas. He did not tell me things that I just wanted to hear rather he knew his market and he had strategy. This home was in North Las Vegas. Mantas listed it, and within few months, I received an offer, and I told Mantas to pass; however, Mantas explained to me and convinced me to make a counter which is the normal practice. Mantas submitted my counter and it was accepted. It was smooth transaction even though no face-to-face contact with each other. It closed and my mortgage was paid off.
If I had not met Mantas virtually, I would have been in big trouble - the property value was $335K when it was listed, and when I visited last year, the property value was around $109K. Buyer or seller must do their due-diligence and ask the tough questions. Also negotiate. If you find an "honest" realtor that you can trust and work with keep that realtor. I am now retired from the military after over 21-years, and I was approached to become a realtor, including my wife, http://www.EmmaLopezHomes.com @EmmaLopezHomes, who became a realtor after our few real estate transactions. I am better off just helping in her marketing and operations:) - Thank you.
I am in constant contact with all my clients, I also update them in writing every 10 days, I do not advise them for my personal gain-commission breath. I always promise to represent their best interest as I would my own, and I do. I am intelligent, very communicative, and tell the truth in a tactful way with the prospects permission. Iâ€™m getting to a point to where I just donâ€™t know what to do after 20 years in this business. BTWâ€“I am tech savvy as well. Please help if you can, I love your post.
I had a great listing appointment last week and the woman told me, â€œBetween you and I, we are strongly favoring you out of the 3 agents.â€ This is when I was walking out the door, no commissions were discussed that some great the rapport was. 2 days later I get a text message thank you for all your help you were fantastic, but were listing with another agent. (LOL, what the heck?)
JUST A THOUGHT: â€œThe horses mouth,â€ is a prospective seller, and unfortunately not one of us. What I would give to hear their heartfelt response, which I always get from my referrals, which thank the Lord most of my business is referral or else I would be broke.
Sorry this is so long, Iâ€™m just a bit frustrated.
The other qualities that I hear from sellers is an agent that will listen to their needs and work on their behalf to market the home.