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    If you hire a discount Santa Clarita Broker, don’t call me

    Discount Realtors are not always the bestSome discount Santa Clarita real estate brokers are great, but others have a lot to be desired of.

    Commission, when you are selling a home, is always negotiable.

    When you are looking for a free deal, that is something that is not available, and if it is – get it in writing!

    The thing you are going to want to do if you are hiring a discount real estate agent or firm, is know your place.

    You cannot call the “other agent” ex parte. This type of communication is not allowed when a realtor is representing you as a seller.

    It is against the law. There are also other issues that can arise with these types of phone calls.

    A Savvy Realtor will tell the caller they cannot speak with them, immediately.

    Such a call came into our Paris911 at REMAX offices. The caller wanted to know why we did not respond to his counter.

    I explained that should have been explained by their agent. He said it was, and he just wanted to verify what they told him for accuracy.

    If you doubt the agent you hired to sell your home, that should be the first indicator of a problem.

    I told him at this point that we cannot discuss terms, and he is within contract with another local realtor, he should be calling them.

    In fact, I explained, this type of conversation is not allowed.  I also explained I was an LAPD cop way too long to allow this kind of nonsense.

    I think he understood, but it would appear he was a bit offended.

    I’m sure he thought, “Why can’t the other agent speak with me, we are just talking…”

    Sometimes, hiring a discount broker does the seller no good. This is not the first time we have seen this.

    Thanks for taking the time to read about Discount Brokers and about some issues in hiring them!


    Paris and Connor MacIvor

    Connor and Paris MacIvor are in the Top 1% of Realtors Nationwide, starting their real estate business in 1998 with RE/MAX Gateway - Santa Clarita Valley and Valencia CA. Their becoming licensed real estate consultants and representatives came from the horrible experience they had when they bought their first home. There were many things that the agent they had hired did not explain and disclose, which per law he should have. Getting that agent on the phone after they closed escrow and after he had gotten paid was impossible. Paris and Connor called the broker, the board of realtors, the office manager and all they received was the promise of a phone call back. The remedy did come, but not as fast and in the way they wanted. That act - that bad agent was the reason why Paris and Connor became Realtors. That was all they needed to vow to never let the same fate befall anyone else, that befell them. Today Connor and Paris are focused on client service. Protection and top-shelf service with regard to their real estate clientele. They primarily work within the Santa Clarita Valley and Valencia CA. However, for a referral, where 80+ of their business is referrals they have License and Will Travel to other parts of Ventura County, Los Angeles County, and Orange County to handle real estate transactions for those who trust their real estate operation. Writing on their Real Estate Blog is a passion. SCVnest.com/blog is where you will find over 10,000 real estate articles. Go to SCVnest.com/radio to listen to their latest real estate radio broadcast.
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