Do realtors really want to sell a house? Doesn't seem like it!?

Asked by D, 32808 Fri Apr 24, 2009

Never mind the fact that I've been stood up by Roo Realty for a showing last month, been given the run around about a foreclosure by a former ReMax realtor about 3 weeks ago, a referred realtor who takes a 4 week vacation, and the realtor that is showing a home I'm interested in has NOT returned my call in 3 days (guess he's playing golf or "building clients for life")--will the real realtors please stand up!? Not to be overly insulting, but we know the markets bad but its nothing to drag your feet about! So all you Orlando realtors...this is your site. Here you have a person who is looking to purchase a 3/2.5/2 1500 SqFt min Single Family Home on the West side of Orange County (max $160K) within the next 7 months who is upset that I've had to look on my own.
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Barbara Weis…, Agent, Tenafly, NJ
Fri Apr 24, 2009
I was browsing questions and was absolutely shocked to see yours. The state of the real estate market has nothing to do with professionalism. If you are seriously interested in buying a property, have been properly qualified by a licensed mortgage bank and are able to purchase because you don't have any special contingencies, that's great. If you have some issues that need to be worked out, it doesn't matter. You still have the right to expect professionalism. No matter what your circumstances, you should expect nothing less and I cannot tell you how stunning this is to read.

What I can tell you is that there are good, professional agents in Orlando. I have some friends who are real estate agents in Orlando and I've been there several times - I had family who lived there. It depends on where you actually want to look as Orlando is a huge territory. It's entirely up to you but if you wish me to get you a top agent in your area, feel free to contact me by email at All I'll do is to give you a few names - I'm not looking for any referral fee. I just want you to get the service you deserve.
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Keith Sorem, Agent, Glendale, CA
Fri Apr 24, 2009
Great post. I would suggest blogging about this. You can talk more about your expectations. Then I suggest interviewing a few Realtors and making sure that when you negotiate the buyer broker agreement you stipulate your performance expectations.

Good luck.
PS If you'd like a referral to a top Realtor please let me know.
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