Saturday, August 03, 2019 / by Matt Cronin
How to Avoid a Disappearing Real Estate Agent
Now you’re probably thinking, these real estate agents will just put my house on the MLS and never talk to me again, right?
They’ll just disappear, right?
I was like that as a realtor once, when I was just starting out.
I would take a listing and get yelled at in 3 weeks when my clients hadn’t heard from me.
Then I started scheduling a weekly call.
I put that weekly call in my calendar and made an alert until I made that call.
Now, you get a call from us realtor every Friday between 12-2:00.
On that call we will talk about a few things.
One, we will talk about the feedback we got from other realtors.
Two, we will talk about any offers that we have received.
Both Verbal and written offers.
If we get an offer it must be accompanied by a pre-approval letter from a bank, or a proof of funds letter if it is a cash offer.
We will call the bank to verify funds or the pre approval before you sign or accept any offers.
Take Jacob here for example.
He listed his house for 6 months with an agent who was new to the business.
She only had 2 sales total in her career.
They went under contract in 3 months and it fell through because the buyer, even though he was putting a $50k downpayment, was not approved by the bank for a loan.
Jacob was mad. Mad that he had taken the home off the market to go forward with a shoddy deal.
Mad that he spent 6 months on the market for nothing.
So when he was interviewing new agents, he was very careful.
He picked us and was thrilled when we went under contract, with a qualified buyer within 32 days.
That way, when you work with us, you won’t waste your time on any foolish, unqualified buyers, isn't that nice?