If one has met with an agent and took her advice on selling their home, is it considered poor form to then not use her?

Asked by Trulia Chicago, Chicago, IL Mon Nov 26, 2012

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Cindy Wilson, Agent, Chicago, IL
Mon Nov 26, 2012
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It's always up to the seller to select the agent that he/she feels would be the best fit to sell the home. But if the agent has spent a good deal of time with you and offered advice that you've taken, then I'd hope that you'd give him/her a specific reason for selecting another agent.
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Michael Cheng, Agent, San Jose, CA
Mon Nov 26, 2012
Is Trulia looking to buy or sell in Chicago?
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Jami Baker-O…, Agent, Pueblo West, CO
Mon Nov 26, 2012
If the agent has spent time with you and advised you on how to sell your home...you should give them the consideration of winning the listing. You trusted her enough to ask for some advice and she seemed to be helpful. It is always a plus to get the listing and be able to sell the home.
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Benjamin Smi…, Agent, Chicago, IL
Mon Nov 26, 2012
You should use whatever agent you trust to do the best job for you, regardless of what advice has been given. You should never feel pressured to make a choice that you don't feel comfortable with.

Ben Smith
312-860-0108
Ben@newmanrealtyillinois.com
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JIM Michaels, Agent, Chicago, IL
Mon Nov 26, 2012
Do what is best for you as Realtors we act in the Clients Best Interest.
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John Meyers, Agent, Park Ridge, IL
Tue Oct 6, 2015
If you mean that you are going to try selling on your own with the information that you acquired from the broker, I have a FUN FACT for you:

The owner of ForSaleByOwner.com himself, tried to sell his NY apt through ForSaleByOwner.com with no luck. -- He finally decided to use a licensed broker and not only sold it quickly but for MORE than he advertised it for on ForSaleByOwner.com.. And THIS WAS THE OWNER OF FSBO.COM!

Just like when you look at buying a used car from a private owner, you don't expect to pay the asking price and you are looking to get a deal.

Real estate brokers not only make everything easy for you, especially during due diligence after a price & terms are agreed to, but we look out for your best interest and know what hurdles we'll be encountering. Lastly, personal emotions are removed from the process which in and of itself can be a deal killer for sellers who are selling on their own.

To learn more, just call me at 847-533-7115 or email me at MeyersRealty1@gmail.com. Thanks, John
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Luke Wojcik, Agent, Chicago, IL
Mon Nov 26, 2012
Nope. Pick whomever you feel most comfortable with regardless of advice given. Don; feel bad about it. It's just business
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Matt Laricy, Agent, Chicago, IL
Mon Nov 26, 2012
Not at all. If they werent your choice, then they werent your choice.
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Bill J Delig…, Agent, Naperville, IL
Mon Nov 26, 2012
If a Listing Agreement was signed then both seller and agent are committed to each other. If advice was provided by agent with no contract, then seller may not be legally obligated, but is is poor form to use the agent for their expertise and time and then not use them to sell the home.
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Philip Sencer, Agent, Chicago, IL
Mon Nov 26, 2012
There are no rules on any of this. Agents give advice in part in the hopes of getting the listing, but it does not always work. No big deal.
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Joe Schiller, Agent, Chicago, IL
Mon Nov 26, 2012
the employment of an agent extends all the way to closing
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