Have you ever been disappointed? Had what felt like the oxygen leaving the room right before you were about take a breath.
What could be so dramatic, that I am writing about it? I am so glad you asked. I just had one of my Sellers Call me about the sale of their home. They had decided to take their home off of the market, which I was good with. They want to wait and rent out their home. So I referred them to a local Santa Clarita Property Management and Leasing office.
Do you know what I found when my Mr. Seller called me back with this Leasing Companies Contract in hand? There is a clause inside of the contract, in small print, stating that the leasing company gets the listing in the future if my Mr. Seller decides to sell the property that they are going to manage.
Let that sink in for a moment – I, out of good faith, referred a friend of mine – a seller – a client, no matter what the title – even if it was a stranger, to this local SCV Property Management and Leasing Company. I would have expected anything besides my client being contractually obligated to use their Real Estate Resale Services when he decides to sell his home, after the market recovers from it’s current position.
“Contract you say…” It saddens me greatly to see the actions of a company I felt very close too. What is my next step, do I open up a leasing and Property management company in the SCV? Do I only refer to local SCV companies that handle only Leasing and Property management services – with Nothing to do with Real Estate Re-sale and Listings homes for sale?
This quandary will probably exist for a while and I am not crying – but this is no way in which to conduct business. Be upfront and let the other agents know, that do not handle SCV Leasing and Property Management, you are going to serve our clients with a contact that makes them list their home with you when they decide to do so. At least I would be able to better prepare them.