Re: Real estate agents “Car Salesmen” - Posted by Kevin Hart
Posted by Kevin Hart on February 28, 1999 at 01:39:08:
I read your post about R.E. agents. I understand what you are saying about not knowing if you are getting the best deal out there. The biggest complaint I hear about other agent’s from buyer’s is “they weren’t showing me what I was looking for.”
Since I don’t know what experiences you have had I can’t speak to your claims of having to pay “sticker price” or something around the corner being a better “deal.” I can tell you though if you get a good agent those are concerns that you don’t have to worry about. Your focus should be on getting the property you want and not wondering “is this (guy or girl) is going to stiff me”.
I do agree there are some agent’s out there that look at their bottom line rather than their clients. That to me (and a lot of other agent’s) is not the way to do business. I think this is something that you can sense fairly quickly; just as I can tell if the buyer is wasting my time.
That may be the trouble that your running into if you feel you need to have a lot of agent’s looking for property for you. They all have the same information, if you get a good one you will know everything on the market that meets your specification’s and when something new comes on that agent should be calling the same day with the information. That’s the way I work; if I know that I have a committed buyer. If someone is looking at property with several agents and shows no commitment I won’t spend much time with them. I can usually tell this with our first meeting. I am working with some clients right now that I have been working with for over a year now. When something new comes on the market that matches what they are looking for they know about it within 3 hrs. I know they are serious about buying and they are committed to me. I will work with them till they get what they want. Commitment works both ways.
So if that made any sense to you then you know how I work and would be willing to help you find your next house.
If you feel comfortable with the agent you have now and they are providing the service you expect then you have found a good one and should show allow them to do their job which is to find you what you are looking for.
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