Clueless Agents, what do to?

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Real Estate Agent with YourStories Realty MA# 9517963

Bad Real estate signsWhen an agent rejects a perfectly good offer with a value that you know will never appraise, what can you do?  I like this agent and my client loves the property, but during our back and forth on the purchase price I was told a number of things about how Appraisers do their job.  Not wanting to get into an argument I suggested that he was wrong and that the price they have on their property will not appraise.  I was sent a long and nicely written note by the agent, which I appreciated, there just aren’t enough polite agents, but his thinking was so far off.

Huffington Post most ridiculous real estate signs

Huffington Post most ridiculous real estate signsI was told that Appraisers never use price per square foot in their calculations.  I work with a lot of cash buyers and always have our properties appraised because the lack of a bank that triggers the appraisal makes this necessary.  Knowing that price per square foot is one of the many calculations that are used I am wondering how to respond.  Truth is the deal will fall through if someone steps up into his price, but me saying that sounds as bad as he telling me price per square foot is not used.

I shared his note with one of the appraisers I use and the appraiser said this agent is incompetent and unprofessional.  While I will not go that far, I think the agent is truly misinformed and is feeding his client misinformation.  My client is still hoping to get the home, but without some reality to the agents thinking and advice to his poor client they will not get this deal closed.

 

Poor agent never sleeps

Poor agent never sleepsWhat do you do when you have an agent who does not know how things work?  What would you do in this situation?  Keep in mind I like this agent as a person, he was available when I needed him has been forthcoming with the information I needed, but just is clueless on the appraisal process and has too high a value on his home.  Clueless agents are everywhere, what are we to do?

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Larry Lawfer

Realtor®, Director of Marketing

Keller Williams Boston Southwest

680 High Street

Westwood, MA 02090

larry@lawfer.com, 617-774-8292

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OMG - love the signs - maybe they work in their market. I guess maybe they will come back to yo when their deal falls apart based on the appraisal. Good luck.

May 22, 2012 06:02 AM
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Is that George Clooney in the first picture?

May 22, 2012 06:22 AM
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@Beth, thanks for stopping by.  Yes bad agents do make good agents look better, but the truth is we need both agents to be on the same page to get a deal done.  My question is how to deal with an agent who is feeding incorrect information to thei buyer when my client is making a great offer at a real price?

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@David,  Yes, I am comfortable waiting for the deal, but my clients are like all clients--they want what they want right now.  My job is to break through to get something done.  I pulled these great signs from Huffington post with the query Bad Agent Pictures.  There were others that were even funnier, but did not fit my content.

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@Doug, it is not George Clooney, it may be George Doomy.  He is doomed with signs like that.

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