Oh dear. You really don't want to go down the path of quickly leaping to the conclusion that your agent is always at fault. That's a sure fire route to a bad relationship and not the best outcome. Your agent can't control the turnout to the BOH. I've hand delivered invitations, done email blasts, spent $150 on refreshments and still gotten fewer agents than attended yours. It really depends on the agents in your area - in some towns many agents make it a point to attend BOHs, in others you're lucky no matter what you do to get 3 or 4. I don't think it's unusual for agents from her office to show up - and great if they hadn't seen your place before.
You really do not want to micromanage and get into the nitty gritty at this level - numbers expected, which offices, etc. You're going to make your agents nuts - which is not conducive to selling your place believe me - and yourself too. My advice would be to pull back and let your agent do her job.
I can't comment on the surveys really - I guess it depends on the feedback the agents gave.... more
Walter - the toppic of the Sherman Antitrust laws ...and the fact that many agents online trample all over them is a topic that is often diiscussed here on trulia and on other RE sites.
It is a shame that so many agents are ignorant on this subject.
Thanks for trying to shine a light on this with your post.
@ Joanne- you decided to resurrect a 2.5 year old question with an answer that is terrible!
Yes, - inappropriate and terrible.
Well...........In one sentence you state "yes, all commissons are negotiable" then you march along and state what you believe to be the "standard or acceptable"commission!!!
Do you not see the conflict there?
I respectfully suggest you reread Walter's response, along with the reply I left for you.
I then suggest you delete your response as it can readily be seen as an attempt to set/fix prices even if that wasn't your intent.
ps Yes, Jim - I am always amazed when agents either don't bother to read what has been posted before they respond, or worse yet, they read it, and don't understand...... or don't care!... more
Hi... I see your post is older, but wanted to take a minute to answer you... You say you live in Galloway now, so your best resource would be to ask your friends and neighbors about the areas... as for the construction... take a walk through the new neighborhood and speak to the current owners... it is the best way to get real information. If you do not have a Realtor of your own I suggest you get one... Buying a new home with the representation of an agent is helpful, but have your own agent, not the builders agent... If a problem arises it would be far safer to have your own representation... If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Linda... more
I just ran your Condo it is not on the list of approved condo's this means that the entire complex will have to be approved. If you would like more information on how and who can do this for your association then contact me for more info. Tim Robbins Better Homes Realty 800-610-3599 Sorry for the Bad News But this should be a motivator for all owners they should work to get the entire project approved.... more