(Closed) Realtor rant…

posted 8 years ago in Home
  • poll: Should I find a new realtor?
    No... Life happens, she just sounds really busy because she's helping others too : (0 votes)
    Yes... She doesn't seem to be proving her "110% service" she claims to have : (43 votes)
    96 %
    Doesn't matter, most realtors are like this : (2 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
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    368 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    Our agent was the same way. She was a single mom with 3 children so she was later from time to time and she brought her infant to one of our meetings. It didn’t bother us because we realized that she was a regular person with a life. We didn’t expect her to drop everything, so we were okay with it.

    Post # 4
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    2562 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I think that if you want to be a realtor there is a reasonable expectation for you to earn the money you make, which to me means that you have prompt communication, you are punctual, and you work with me to get me into a house, which might mean occasionally inconveniencing yourself to show me a house that I am interested in. If your realtor can’t do her job, then you need to find another one.

    Post # 6
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    4123 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    In futureFishers instance, I’d be OK, as long as she was still FIGHTING for me. Real Estate is REALLY competitive… especially right now. Your agent’s issues are many, not correct, and you should most definately get a new one!

    Get some reviews from friends and family… you deserve SO SO much better.

    It would take me way to long to detail the fight ours has been putting on for us with the house we’re trying to close on… it’s still ongoing after inspection turned up a few issues. I feel really bad for him, but at the same time, it’s his job! He WANTS us to get the home… He doesn’t want others messing with us…

    ETA: He’s also always at least 10 min. early to everything… 

    Move on, she stinks.

    Post # 7
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    4123 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Serabell – you need a ratified agreement by the april Deadline, close by June something. You have a bit of time, but not much.  

    All that means is all parties have signed the agreed upon contract and offer by the end of june deadline, can’t remember the exact day.

    Post # 8
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    1135 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2009

    I’d be disturbed if I were you, simply because not making you a priority may mean that you’ll miss out some great houses.  We were upset with our realtor for totally different reasons, but we stayed with him just because it was too difficult to get someone else at the point where we were.  So I totally understand if you stay with her…but I think it would be totally reasonable to have a conversation with her where you express your concerns and maybe she’ll get a little better about meeting your needs.  Good luck!  Buying a house: stressful, but worth it!

    Post # 9
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    4123 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Oh, on top of firing her, give her bad reviews everywhere you can. Technically she’s not doing anything that would take her license (I don’t think) but I would let everyone know she stinks at her job.

    Post # 10
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    368 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    Like KLP said our agent was fine for us as the houses we looked at were foreclosures that needed TOTAL remodeling and there wasn’t a lot of interest. The house we ended up buying had no offers in over a year but she did what she had to to get us into the house for the right price (25% off asking).

    If you’re looking at houses with more interest then she doesn’t really seem to be working for you.

    Post # 11
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    424 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    You need to have a signed purchase agreement by April 30. You have until June 30 to close.

    It doesn’t sound to me like your agent is taking you seriously. Tell her if she can’t be available to you when you need her to be, that you WILL be going  to another agent who will work around YOUR schedule. Remember, she will be making money from your purchase. She works for you.

    I actually see this sort of thing in my office all the time, agents making excuses and dropping the ball. Because they can, since they essentially work for themselves. The agents who I’ve seen be successful and grow their business are the ones who treat their clients, both buyers or sellers, with respect. You deserve someone who will accomodate you and keep you informed. And really, the tardiness to the degree you’ve described is unacceptable. I can almost guarantee that if you switch realtors, the new one will be able to give you referrals and reccomendations as well. And being that real estate is so competitive, will probably work harder for you because you came from another agent first. That’s my opinion.

    Post # 12
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    84 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    If you call her about a house and she is unable to make the time to go then you can simply say “it sounds like our schedules don’t really match up and I am very interested in settling on a house ASAP to get the tax credit – can you recommend another realtor I can call to see if they are available to walk me through the house?”. This might wake her up – she will not want you to do this since when you walk through a house with a realtor I am pretty sure they “own” you for that property and if you want to buy it, you need to go through them. You are a customer and the sale of your house will make her a few thousand dollars!

     

     

    Post # 13
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    1129 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’m in Real Estate myself.  This is ridiculous.  I totally disagree with the “real person too” comment because I don’t get to come in late to my job or bring my infant to work at an office – and Real Estate should be taken JUST as seriously as a 9-5 job.  It makes me NUTS how many people think they can get into RE as a part-time money maker.

    FIRE HER.  Period.  With as many great Realtors out there right now, you should be working with someone who gives you awesome service and can PROMISE you they will not screw up the ability to get your 8k tax credit.

    I know this seems really harsh and I hope I’m not offending anyone, but its a huge pet peeve of mine that some agents think this is acceptable.

    Post # 15
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    1129 posts
    Bumble bee

    Okay nevermind!  I just went back and re-read your posting for the third time.  If you have an offer on the house, you have to stick with your agent.  It sounds like you might not have been the first offer though.  In the event that you did not sign and agency agreement with this first agent and the offer you have in now on this house falls through – you are probably safe to choose a new agent to represent you from this point forward in looking at other homes and making offers.

    I will tell you that her “not having time to make an offer that day” is a sign of a crap-for-service agent – she very likely cost HERSELF a 3% commission on that property. 

    Post # 16
    Hostess
    18643 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I would go to a new realtor.  She shouldn’t be late to every appointment.  It isn’t professional and no one should run their business this way.  You might not be able to try and buy this house through another realtor because she was the one who showed it to you first and could be owed part of the commission.  Since there have already been 3 other offers (including yours), you might not be able to get that house anyway.

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