Do Agents Have Beans in Their Ears ?

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams 414-525-0563

 

beans in their ears Remember the song..."I think that all.....have beans in their ears....".....and sometimes I think that there are agents who have that same vegetarian mallady....be they office mates, managers, co-brokes...the art of listening is sometimes lost. Or..the ever popular...hear what you want to believe.  We find this to the case most especially with short sales. Wehen we got a call from an agent about one of our short sale listings....we used to begin the conversation by saying: "Do you understand that this listing is a short sale...? Are you familiar with short sales?? The answer always YES OF COURSE I KNOW ABOUT SHORT SALES.  Then the conversation continued and the longer it went on....the more we knew...they didn't know anything or at least not enough to work with a buyer on a short sale. The comments were..

  • My buyer has a house to sell
  • Aren't the sellers going to_____________re-paint, Fix the______________
  • We need to close in 30 days.....
  • Of course if it's a short sale, it must be vacant_______-
  • Well, that means the lender will take anything we offer....

  We've stopped letting agents embarrass themselves and ask a few probing questions to determine if their buyers could possibly be qualified....Know what you don' t know....No harm in saying you don't know...we are happy to answer any questions you have about a short sale...Call us anytime: 414-525-0563....Prompt service, proven results.

 

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Rainmaker
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
Keller Williams 414-525-0563

For everyone who wants Beans in their ears...or to learn the lyrics...use it as a ringtone on their cell...here it is:

 

http://www.lyricstime.com/the-serendipity-singers-beans-in-my-ears-lyrics.html

March 26, 2009 07:18 AM
Rainmaker
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Debra Kukulski
SFR,CDPE;GRI;ABR;e-PRO Realtor, Northern IL
Re/Max Unlimited Northwest

I think any good Realtor that wants to stay in business needs to learn about our current market, including REOs, foreclosures and short sales. 

March 27, 2009 08:49 AM
Rainmaker
1,277,000
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
Keller Williams 414-525-0563

True enough Debra...and if it is not an area that you wish to work in...refer it....

March 27, 2009 08:54 AM
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Tom Boos
Sine & Monaghan Realtors, Real Living

I had a bean in my nose once, but never my ear.  Seriously, you're right that far too many agents still are misinformed about the "ins-and-outs" of short sales.  If you don't know, find out before you get your clients involved in listings such as these.

March 27, 2009 09:14 AM
Rainmaker
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
Keller Williams 414-525-0563

Ewww...my sister was famous for nose stuff...pussy willows...vitamin pills...all surgically removed in the ER...maybe surgery is the answer for real estate, hmmmm ?

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