I know because I deal with all of the parties in the transaction. Many Realtor/Client relationships are off center. One side or the other has a misconception of the ground rules/expectations of the other party. I bet you spent a lot more time talking about homes than about your team concept. Prove it to youâ€¦ Do you know how many homes your Realtor sold last month? Does your Realtor know how much money you have to work with? I know, I know guys, itâ€™s not your job, donâ€™t jump on me. Just pointing out it is a two way street. If you pick another Realtor and do the same thing youâ€™ll probably get the same results. A good Realtor is not an indentured servant, you donâ€™t call your doctor at 10:00 at night, neither should you call your Realtor after hours. GASP, did he just say that? I am just point out that buying a home is about as important as getting a medical check up, maybe more important. Treat your Realtor with more respect than you do your doctor, youâ€™ll be paying for this home a lot longer than the bill for a check up will take.
The great thing is you get to choose, toss out the time you have invested with this Realtor and start over or offer to take your Realtor to lunch or dinner and clear the air. Ask if your expectations are realistic. If you are seeking a home at a price that doesnâ€™t exist it doesnâ€™t matter how many agents you have, chances are it isnâ€™t going to work out so well. Maybe you will discover the agent doesnâ€™t want to work for you. In that case, ask them what you can do better next time and make sure you pay for the meal, good luck,
NMLS # 6395
Financing Kentucky One Home at a Time
Being real...your agent likely has doubts about your sincerity and level of motivation at this point. Is she wrong? Only you can answer this question....It's really too bad when people fail to look inwardly regarding their problems and seek to blame others.
The issue here may be one of, is your agent the real problem here, is it really me that's the problem, or is it a combination of the two of us?
Sounds like it may be time for a "sit down" with your agent and put all your cards on the table. You can "hold'em or fold'em!"
Just keeping it real,
However, just to let you know, that is NOT how a Realtor should behave. I understand it can be frustrating, but she is supposed to be your advocate. No matter how busy I am, I do my best to make each client feel as if they are my only client. Follow up is important.
I usually start my new relationship with a buyer's counseling session to go over the entire process. The client fills out a worksheet and I set them up on an automated search on the MLS to receive properties. I have the client get prequalified to find out the price range and we go from there.
Let me know if you want to meet for a buyers counseling session....
~ Jen Waldman
Coldwell Banker Glenview
Following up with you to see if you ever did find the right home for yourself?
Paul Cionczyk| Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage |Broker
312-433-9931 | PaulCionczyk.Broker@gmail.com http://|www.PaulCionczyk.com
Sounds like your agent has written you off or maybe there has been something in her life that has been keeping her away. It's up to you how you would like to handle that.
Are you serious about finding a home?
Are you prequalified?
Do you have your goals written down about what you want in a home and your lifestyle once you find the home?
Once you have these items together call a couple of agents and have a talk with them and have them email you some properties to see if they are on track with your vision. Be open that you are just looking for now, but you should feel a connection with one of them and follow it. Be respective of their time...
Buying a home is certainly a business decision, but it is also a deeply personal process for many people... You shouldn't have to wait 6 weeks to have your needs addressed.
If you've had no communication for six weeks, or so... and you haven't signed an exclusive buyer's agreement (not commonly used in our area)... you have no obligation to let her know. You can find another agent whenever you'd like.
If you want to, you can drop her an email that says something to the effect of "Thanks for the work you've done on our behalf over the past 6-7 months, but we're going to go a different direction for the future...."