Expect More: How Average Realtors Lower the Bar
I am proud of my chosen profession but it irks me when other so-called experienced professionals (or not so experienced or not so professional) lower the bar. I see this all the time and seem to have an ongoing conversation with other Realtors or friends or the general public about their experience with average (or less than) real estate practices.
I could add to this list every week. But here is the list of just the last few weeks of observation as I went about doing my job.
- Only 3 photos in the MLS and the house has been on the market 80 days
- Very poor quality photos
- No comments in the “Realtor Comments” section
- Only one short sentence in the comments section (it can handle about 10).
- Photos of a tenant occupied property with messy kitchen and messy living room
- Wrong seller phone number
- Day 5 on the market and only 5 photos and the virtual tour is not yet up
- No Sellers Disclosure attached (happens all the time)
- Listing agent does not know how to send Realtors access code because this Realtor is really a full-time lender and does not know how to work the Realtor tools or technology
- Same listing agent / lender was sloppy with the buyers option check (very risky for the buyer)
- Google the agent and find almost nothing online
Is that Realtor earning the same 3% as the top-notch Realtors in Austin? Most likely.
Hire the pros. Or, if you’re going to hire the less-than-average, get them to lower their commission. Then call us when you need a second opinion.
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