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19 Jun

How do you break up with the real estate agent

Posted in agents, Real Estate on 19.06.12

top_rated-real-estate-companiesWhether you are buying or selling home, the process is quite long and tedious. Along this process, you might find out that your working relationship with the real estate agent is not doing you any good. Maybe the real estate agent does not listen to you or making moves that are not in line with your plans. Or maybe you are just not comfortable with each other. If you want to break up with the real estate agent, here are some tips:

Buyers

Agents will be making some commission if they are able to convince you to seal the deal for a certain property. Usually, as a buyer you are not obliged to go into a financial or contractual agreement with an agent. There will be agents though that may ask you to work with them exclusively.

If you are not ready to be tied down with exclusivity agreements, you will be better off not to handshake with such agents. You might be a year or a few months prior to to buying a home and you just want information and know the details but there will be agents who will be pressing you to buy a certain property. Do your homework and be firm with your gameplan. You just need to be honest with an agent if you do not like what they are doing and give them some feedback.

Sellers

As a seller, you are required to sign documents with the brokerage firm. Just like buyers, you need to do homework. You should review the contract well. Remember that you can say no to showings or open houses. You should also not be required to sign anything with any buyer. As the seller, you should be in power.

Any good agent will release you from any obligation if you are not happy with his or her services. There will also be times when an agent might ask to be from your agreement especially when you insist to keep the price of the property way too high. Remember that any contract can be terminated with mutual consent.

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02 Jan

Overcoming Call Reluctance: 2

Posted in agents on 02.01.10

cold_callNow that we have talked a little bit about doing the cold calls, let’s go ahead and explore some of the tips and tricks that I have for you to overcome your fear of making them.  One of the first things that you need to do is make sure that you are realistic with yourself and set goals that you know that you can achieve.

For example, if you know that you can call fifty people a day and talk to them, then by all means, call fifty people but if you know that you can only call ten people in one day, make sure that you do that.  You want to make sure that you are setting goals that work for you.

Next, make a list of everything that you can tell your prospects about yourself, why you are the right person to work with them and what benefits you have.  It makes a difference, believe me.

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01 Jan

Overcoming Call Reluctance: 1

Posted in agents on 01.01.10

cold-calling

In the real estate market, you, as a real estate agent are going to be faced with cold calling.  It is part of the business and every single real estate agent is going to have to deal with.  While it might uncomfortable at first, it is something that you are going to have to do in order to gain new clients and get more business.

Generating leads is part of being a real estate agent and it is something that you are going to have to overcome.  Fortunately, there are blogs like this one out there in order to assist you with overcoming the anxiety that goes with cold calling your prospects.

In the next blog, we are going to go through some tips and tricks that will assist you with cold calling and make it more comfortable for you!

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