Been with a realator for 9 months- Wanting to change but don't know where to start.

Asked by Arianne, Auburn Hills, MI Wed Mar 12, 2008

I wanted a agent who is familiar with the area-Bloomfield Orchards, Auburn Hills. It has been a long 9 months and we want an agent who wants to sell this home. Cul-de-sac, 3 bedroom ranch 1 1.5 bath with finished basement, backyard back to elementary school etc. Don't want to waste time my contract expires on Sunday and I want to get this house back on the market ASAP. It is currently on the market with a large agency!

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Anthony Tort…, , Albany, NY
Wed Mar 12, 2008

Regardless of the references made in the first answer, you are the client and if you are not happy with the performance of your listing agent you have at the conclusion of your current contract the option to change Realtors. If you would like I can contact a Century 21 Realtor in your area so that he or she may produce and present a CMA (Current Market Analysis)if this was not done before your current agent listed your property that in itself speaks to the current issues you may be having, feel free to contact me by email or phone or simply go to my web site at for a look at my credentials!
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Marilyn Gibs…, Agent, Saint Charles, MO
Wed Mar 12, 2008
Has your current agent been really trying to sell your home for you but having a tough time in a difficult market? If so, he/she is likely as frustrated as you are. IF you feel that you would like to compensate your current agent in any way, talk to him/her and ask to be referred to another agent/agency who is successful in your area. Your current agent can do the research, make the arrangements for you, and he/she can be compensated by the new agent with a referral fee when the property sells. It is a win/win.
If you are unhappy with your current agent because you don't feel that he/she tried to do a good job, then here is how to proceed: Call the two most successful companies in your area and ask to speak with the broker. Ask the broker to recommend the agent in his/her office that has the best success rate in your area. Interview both of those agents, and make a decision. Good luck to you, Arianne.
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Larry Story, Agent, Greensboro, NC
Wed Mar 12, 2008
While you have a contract with an agent another agent cannot go to you for the business. But, you can seek out an agent if you like. As long as you make the first step then there are no ethics problems. I am sorry to hear that it has not worked out with the agency you are with. You can always approach the broker in charge of the agency if you have a problem with the agent. Do you have any specific problems with the agent? How many showings has your home had in the 9 months? Have you had any open house events or agent tours? How is your home being marketed? Without knowing the background on the situation I would hesitate to make any statement in reference to your present agent.
If you like drop me a line or ask another question and I could help you further.

Larry Story
Coldwell Banker Triad
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