My tag line is "Life is a Journey . . .Enjoy the Ride!" I think you need to move on to the next ride and enjoy more!
You certainly should talk to her about your concerns. But consider trying this: Every time you and she agree on something (sending you comps, putting you on her listserv, etc.), confirm it with a quick e-mail. And keep a running list of those "to dos." That second open house could have been handled similarly. For instance, a quick e-mail: "Sally: Confirming that we talked about an open house on May 22. We said we weren't sure. Call us on May 18 for our decision." Then, once a week, send her the updated to-do list, indicating which items (adding you to the listserv, sending you comps) have and have not been done.
That process can drive some people crazy, but--honestly--it's necessary if you're finding that someone repeatedly isn't following up on what you and they have discussed.
As for the tardiness, there's a great Dilbert cartoon in today's paper. See http://www.dilbert.com/ If you're viewing this after May 21, just search for the May 21 strip. Sometimes, there isn't much you can do about someone being late (being disrespectful of you and your time) without being kind of harsh in return. I know one guy who begins meetings precisely on time. He instructs everyone else there to applaud when a late arrival enters. I often get to meetings 5 minutes (or more early). On occasion, if someone else hasn't shown up within 3 or 4 minutes of the starting time, I'll just leave my notepad and pen on the desk (to let them know I was there) and go back to my office and work on other things.
Hope that helps.
Well the number one thing to think about is..do you trust this Realtor? It sounds from your question like you really don't.
You will be working with this agent for months, and you need to rely upon the professionalism and expertise of this person and from the sound of it..you are questioning both.
It's not easy to get out of a listing contract, and you might have to wait until it expires. You could speak to the broker, however, it will be in the brokers best interest to keep the listing, perhaps giving you another agent from the same office.
It is important that you express your expectations but clearly your agent does not seem overly motivated. I am wondering is she does this job part-time? Either way if she can not meet your needs it might be worth moving on. Harsh but the are challening times for sellers, time is money. Best of Luck to you!
Sounds like your agent meets your needs in some things, but disappoints in others. I have found most buyers to be savy andthey frequently identify the properties they want to see! But I do provide comps if they are thinking of an offer, It sounds as though you need a better form of communication with her...set a time for calls to dicuss the listing? Plan out open houses in advance (necessary for advertising!) Ask her to arrive 15 minutes early for an open house. Look for improvement - if it doesn't happen - miove on!
In the end, if she can get your home sold and put you into your next home, then she must be doing something right. If you want her to change a few things, then give her that feedback directly.
It sounds like there is either miscommunication going on, your agent is too busy with other clients, or your agent is unorganized. I suggest talking with your agent and express your concerns to her. If nothing changes, you may want to cancel your contracts with her and interview a few other agents in your area to see who you and your husband feel most comfortable with. Selling your home and purchasing a home are 2 of the biggest and most important transations you will undertake - make sure you are comfortable/satisfied with your agent.