Also, we are interested in hosting a broker's open house. Just curious - what is your opinion on a broker's open?
Thanks again so very much!
Drexel Hill Seller
On Staten Island, NY sellers have the right to choose to display their address or not. Some sellers do not wish to adveritize their address because they want to avoid strangers driving or walking by their home unrepresented. Instead they want their Realtor to screen potential buyers.
Also, as a Realtor that markets actively on Trulia I have noticed that sometimes there could be a glitch with the system and it does not pick up the information as I imput it. It may take weeks to correct the problem. The point it to stay consistant and attempt to correct the error.
Ask your agent to correct it and have your address shown if that's what you want.
Good lUck, I hope your home is sold very soon.
When the you consulted with the agent at the listing appointment, did this topic come up? Did the agent ask you if you wanted to have the address shown or was it their decision?
I suggest you speak to your agent again about this. If the agent still will not honor your request, then I would speak to the broker. The agent is your employee and should honor your requests. People sometimes like to do drive-bys before actually seeing the property to make sure it is in a neighborhood they will like. Without an address, that is less likely to occur.
Buyers are very hesitant about calling agents. They are less likely to call an agent unless they are sure they are ready to buy simply because they do not wish to be "harassed" by a salesperson.
If the agent still will not honor your request, check to see if the contract will allow you to opt out if the agent does not deliver services as promised, and also check with the broker about it. I would also check with a real estate attorney about it.
I usually suggest to buyers and sellers to interview several agents to see which one will be the best for the job. You need to find one that you can trust and feel comfortable with.
Brigita McKelvie, REALTOR, e-PRO, GRI
Keller Williams Real Estate, Bethlehem, PA
Blogs: http://activerain.com/blogs /brigitam
Best of Luck with the Open House and the sale of your home!
Amber Williams, Realtor, e-Pro
Certified Relocation Specialist
Prudential Rittenhouse Realty Group
(215)256-6543 ext. 3045
Our home is located in the Drexel Park section of town. The neighborhood is great (location, people, beauty), but we are moving to be closer to family.
The link is http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/Drexel-Hill
The address is:
523 Hampshire Road
Drexel Hill PA
We are having an open house on Sunday (2:00-4:00) Brokers and buyers are welcome, of course.
Thanks again and if you have any advice for us, please let me know.
The broker (the agent's boss) determines whether or not addresses for the broker's listings appear in Trulia.
Discuss it with your agent.
The reason that brokers do not want the address shown is so buyers will call the listing office or agent. This helps them find buyers who want to buy a home. Brokers know that most buyers will not be buying the home they call about (nothing personal) because they know that 90% of the time the buyer that DOES buy your home will be represented by another broker.
Your agent should be advertising your open house for you and getting all the required marketing completed for you. The agent might not want your adress listed so they can filter the requests to view the property. If you list the adress you might have random people knocking on your door. If you have any more questions, feel free to contact me.