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Its Me, Home Seller in Monroe, ME

i don't feel my agent is doing all he can to sell my house.. what can i do about this?

Asked by Its Me, Monroe, ME Wed Apr 27, 2011

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Call you agent and have a face to face meeting. Let him or her know that you want to see what they are doing to market your home. What advertising has taken place and what websites is the house listed on. Are they holding open houses, brokers opens, agent previews.
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How long has your house been listed? Did your agent discuss with you the average days on markets for similar houses in your neighborhood?

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The firSt step is to discuss your concerns with your agent and the changes that you desire in the marketing efforts for your property
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Dear home Seller.

This is a very common comment. it is not always the agents' fault. I am assuming that your remark comes from the fact that your home has been on the market for a while and has not sold. You must go back to basics; that being the price. I cannot stress enough and more so in this market "price it right" when you first put it on the market. Putting a property on the market with an enflated price will not get the attention you are looking for. Ask yourself, do you want to list this property or sell it, there is a difference.

If you truly feel that your agent is not doing a good job talk to him/her go over your expectations; jumping ship to another agent and finding that agent telling you what you have already heard, "reduce the price" isn't the answer. Work with your agent who has already been on the job and knows a lot about your property, reorganize and yes, lower the price now; waiting for an offer on an inflated property is pure real estate suicide.

Best of Luck to you.

Agnes Tabor, REALTOR
Naples, Florida
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Communicate with your agent one on one. Explain in detail exactly what you are unsatisfied with. Most of the time, it is a 'behind the scenes' that he/she is doing that you may not be aware of. Just ask for records (ex: advertising that has been done, in newspaper, media, websites, internet, personal, etc). If all else fails, most have a 'Seller Services Guarantee &/or marketing plan' you would've been provided @ the initial consultation/listing. Go over this document. It is afterall, a contract that BOTH parties are promising one another. Work together & you'll find it to be a relationship that will benefit longterm & hopefully get your home sold.
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What is it that he should be doing that he isn't?

Many sellers don't have an accurate appreciation of what is really being done by their agent to promote the sale of their home. We recommend having a conversation about their marketing plan for your home. You just may be surprised with what is being done.
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First thing I would do is let him know that you are unhappy and give him 24 hours to show you what steps he has taken. Hopefully you got a written marketing plan as part of the package you were given in your presentation, along with the market analysis and the two of you can review the steps already taken as well as the steps he still has planned. I'm not sure how long you've been on the market, but you should review the showing activity to see if it has dropped lately. Was your initial list price in line with the recommended price at your presentation? Where do you stand now? What was the absorption rate for your house then? How does your house compare with your competition, what is today's absorption rate?

Most likely your listing agreement is with the real estate company, who appointed this agent to you. If you are not satisfied with the above, you should call the designated broker for that company and request that another agent be appointed for you. Remember communication is a two way street, you will have a more satisfying experience if you express your concerns and listen to what your agent is telling you.
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You need to look at selling your home as a team effort. Make sure to communicate with your agent and brainstorm options together to make the most of what you are offering. I'm sure your agent would be responsive to your needs if you communicate them to him/her.
Good luck!
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