9 Real Estate Agents to Avoid
1. The agent who needs more training.
There are too many agents who are simply undertrained, and it shows during the transaction.
As with all professions, it takes a long time to learn the ropes. Many people get into selling real estate because it looks easy to make a lot of money. Experience is the only true teacher!
2. The agent who misses contract deadlines.
Nightmare! Plain & simple!
3. The agent who always over promises and under delivers.
Making a promise that can’t be kept is a deal breaker! Clients and other agents remember those who talk a big game without bringing home the win.
4. The agent who ignores calls and emails.
When you’re trying to close a deal, there is nothing more frustrating than working with someone who doesn't return calls, listen to voice mails, or return emails.
5. The agent who quotes crazy high prices to win a listing.
Winning a listing is great — unless in the process you’ve ruined your client’s chance of closing in a timely fashion by bringing them unreasonable numbers of what the property is worth. Property will not move based on any wishful thinking and delusions.
6. The agent who doesn’t focus on the details.
Real estate agents have to be able to see the bigger picture and focus in on the details. Whether it’s dealing with deals, presenting an offer or reading emails, thoroughness is a valuable skill in this industry.
7. The agent who tries to be a big bully.
Agents whose methods of moving a transaction along always involve voice-raising and choice words score high on the drives-me-nuts scale. These guys do more harm than good for their clients- always.
8. The agent who doesn’t anticipate potential problems.
Real estate deals are about getting clients to closing the best way possible. That’s impossible if an agent is always getting tripped up by transaction surprises. Experience is key!
9. The agent who’s dangerously walking the ethical line.
The last and least liked of all the agents are those who are actively unethical. Those who get the deal done by treading in the gray area of the law.
Posted by Hope Dorn