Mack, for a quite a while I tried to respond politely to your know-it-all comments and insulting â€œadviceâ€. However, everything has a limit and this forum to the best of my knowledge has some ground rules that you donâ€™t respect. This forum is meant for respectful exchange of information, not for verbal abuse. While you have a right to your opinions, as far as I am concerned you can keep them for yourself and be happy finding many easy to sell to, naÃ¯ve and gullible targets. I do not need your help to find that one good agent, you can instead help others whom you will find pleasing enough and compliant with your deep need for being â€œtreated with admiration and idolatryâ€. And if it helps you, please just follow your self-prescribed treatment, put some soap on your toothbrush and use it to scrub your eyeballs every morning. Who knows, it might help you...
Maybe you are not aware of some very basics that regardless which part of the country you operate in or what you do for a living, still apply:
- businesses exist only if they have customers. It is not the other way around
- reputable businesses survive because they care about their customers and they cater to them
- successful businesses believe that the customer is right even when he/she might not be right
If I ever see your name again, I will just skip that page.
Luckily most real estate professionals do not have the same believes like you. While I am sure that you think that you know better everything else than anyone else, you might find it interesting to read just a few examples published by others:
â€œTodayâ€™s agent must have an aggressive written marketing plan that is made as an addendum to your listing agreement, allowing you to cancel should the agent fail to perform as promised. Your agent must make effective use of the latest technologies and must be attuned to the new information age. A good agent will spend thousands of dollars marketing their listings.â€
â€œBefore you sign a listing agreement, ask your agent if you can be released for any reason, even if that reason is, "Hey, I want to list with another broker." If your agent tells you "no," then you might not want to list with that company. Why, I ask you, why would you list with a company that would not guarantee your satisfaction with its services? If an agent says it's company policy, then that is not a company with whom you want to do business. Period. Next broker, please.â€
"Finally, ask for a personal guarantee. If the agent won't guarantee performance and release you from a listing upon request, don't hire that agent."
Donâ€™t ever concede anything and be happy!