We just completed the latest update for our Real Estate radio show. Today was our Friday Finale Broadcast for Santa Clarita real estate as presented by REMAX of Santa Clarita.
During the past several episodes, the local market has been on a decline related to the housing makret inventroy. This is starting to be seen in the way of “stress” related to real estate buyers looking for homes, condos and townhomes.
Stress within the real estate realm is never a good thing. Buyers are also seeing that the market is no closer to shifting from a sellers housing market to a buyers in the Santa Clarita Valley Cities.
Looking at other parts of the country, California is definately a popular place to live.
Looking at the Santa Clarita Valley – our area is also very popular with those people who want to live close to Los Angeles, without living in Los Angeles.
(Not that living in Los Angeles is a Bad Thing – It's Not and we sell a lot of homes here. Some don't want that much hustle and bustle of a Large Mega City… That's All…)
Now that was clarified, we have a couple of items worth sharing. A couple of days ago we had a couple that we had been working with let me know that they were “pitched” in an open house by someone from my company to utilize their services when buying a home.
My Clients are very loyal and informed the agent(s) of this fact. (yes, they were a REMAX team).
In fact, I have explained to my clients so much, the way the innerworkings of real estate work, they know this is inappropriate.
Not only that, they let this couple know they know it. And they also went onto the agent's yelp page and recalled the occurrence.
While I don't advocate review websites and I don't normally post negative items on other's yelp pages, that's not me – I go to the source. My clients have free will.
The agent's even had the audacity to contact me, wanting me to have my clients remove their negative yelp review. I said I'd ask – but my clients are not going to do any such thing! Per their own admonition – it was true and it will stand…
Are there inherent dangers of hitting up another real estate agent's client and pressing them hard to use you? Apparently, something I did not expect happened. I'm just glad I don't play those games and respect the realtor/client relationship!