They need to do so on for the benefit of their clients.
Some don’t do this well. Some have the communication skills of a stone.
Unless it’s thrown at you, you can’t hear it talking… 🙂
If you are a real estate seller, it maybe that your real estate agent is unable to contact the agent representing the buyer. The buyer which you are in escrow with and in which their agent has gone dark. Realistically, the real estate buyer who has their own representative should not be contacted by your agent. However, their agent should be available and contactable.
As a real estate buyer, the seller’s agent owes your agent the same level of communication. They should be ready to take this real estate business seriously and not “go dark”. While we work just about 24/7, weekends, holidays and during times of sickness, I am not saying all other real estate agents should adhere to the same work ethic. They should be able to respond within 3 hours…
Even if it’s bad news – tell me. Don’t hide from me. That is not going to help our sellers and buyers in real estate. Man Up!!! – Tell me…
Also, Real Estate Technology, it’s great and it’s here to stay and it keeps changing. Fellow Agents – learn it and get it.
Most other agents do, and those who don’t are doing their real estate clients a disservice by not utilizing the latest technology. I’m talking about Docusign or other online document certifying and signing service. I’m talking about scanners versus faxes. I’m talking about cloud computing and not storing information on a laptop or desktop you need access to to retrieve and forward documents.
I’m talking about getting better at texting others. Being more responsive when someone reaches out. At least responding by text if you are uncomfortable speaking with other agents on the phone.
BTW – those one word responses to open ended questions on text, those won’t do. Get a bigger keyboard or entry device for your phone or click the microphone and let it transcribe your response into text.
We had a transaction with an agent out of Simi Valley. He never received the offer we sent on our clients behalf. Before you think we only sent it one way, we did not.
I emailed it – tried to confirm receipt – he never got it. I sent it to his staff, they never got it. I sent it to his broker, it was never received. Although I have BombBomb email notifications which said those emails were opened, they said they never received it.
I used a link from my Google Drive and sent it to him and his staff, plus his broker. I sent from other email accounts on different systems. Google, Live, Yahoo, and ME… and still nothing…
I faxed it – they never received it, so they said, although I had confirmation of transmission on my side.
I dropped it off with the receptionist – they would not give me any type of receipt, the agent stated they never received it.
Of course I tried to meet with the agent face to face. He was not in and I did not have a tracker installed in his neck – unfortunately 🙁
BTW – I may not be the sharpest knife in the drawer – but I know when I’m getting played and this should never happen to anyone in the real estate business. I won’t forget for sure, but I would never thwart the chances and desires of my real estate buyers and sellers by attempting to “return the favor!”…
This happens – but never should happen. We should be able to speak with one another about our clients to get the best job done for them.
While most real estate agents are of the communicative type, we still have some “arrogant andy’s” around and they are unwilling to play ball because they have outgrown their own ego’s.
Sellers should ask their agent questions about how they communicate with others. If the agent says they are too busy trying to find buyers for their home, that’s why they have a “scheduling service“, be warned – this will reduce the amount of showings your home will receive.
Those of you who are buying real estate, you also need to make sure your agent is making the calls before they start running you around looking at real estate listings. There needs to be certain questions asked in order to make sure the seller’s home is qualified for the buyer. These things cannot be listed on a MLS, multiple listing service, data entry sheet. They need to be verbalized between Agents.
That is where I’m going to leave you today with our SCV661 and Paris911 real estate update. We are REMAX of Santa Clarita and REMAX of Valencia. I’m Connor Macivor with HousingRadio.com and I’m glad to be of service to you.
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