Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Appreciate business when it comes your way!

I received a call yesterday from an out of state prospective buyer. Actually he had already been working with a real estate agent and had just returned home. For whatever reasons his relationship with that agent had soured and he was seeking another.

Apparently this other agent had made an issue (sounded like one of many) during the weekend about not writing a contract/offer that did not pay him "XXX" amount. If you are not aware, real estate agents who work with the buyer (buyer's agent) get paid by the seller. There are a few cases where the buyer's pay their agent something but those are special arrangements. Anyway, as a buyer you should not have anything to do with what your agent is gets paid.

Making your compensation an issue for your client is completely inappropriate. In this market any agent who has buyer clients who are really buying - not just looking - needs to work for them and not complain.

I have heard it said that some people are never happy....It is either too hot, too cold, too sunny, too cloudy, too humid, too dry, etc! If you are a real estate agent and fortunate enough to be selected by a client to represent them, you should be "too happy" and grateful for the business!

Finding a new home is a challenging and stressful (at times) process. Having a complaining agent should not be a part of the process!

Gary Waters, Florida licensed real estate agent, Century 21 Baytree Realty, Melbourne, Florida. Opinions expressed in this blog are those of the author. Please read my other blog at http://www.moving2brevard.blogspot.com/ .

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