My Client Will Not Accept It!!

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Real Estate Agent with Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd. RS297130
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"My client will not accept it!"

 

Brigita McKelvie, REALTOR, Cindy Stys Equestrian & Country Properties, Rural and Horse Properties for Sale in Eastern PennsylvaniaI have heard that said a few times by Listing Agents when a Buyer's Agent, for their client, requested something from the Seller or an offer was presented on a property.

 

Now, Listing Agents do represent the Sellers and the Buyers Agents represent the Buyers.  But, can they speak for their clients without consulting them? 

 

My opinion is no.  We, as agents, are to look out for our clients best interests and get the property SOLD, not make decisions for them.  Any offer or request, that comes in is to be presented to the Seller, no matter how rediculous it may seem.  It is an offer or request, which is a starting point towards getting the property SOLD.  This is where negotiations come in and a middle ground can hopefully be met by both parties. 

 

Granted, the Seller may have stated certain things were not acceptable at the time the property was listed, but circumstances and minds do change over time.  It may be acceptable at this point in time.  Then agent doesn't know that until it is presented it to their client.  

 

Real estate agents are not decision makers for their clients.  Their job is to educate, suggest and advise their clients and look out for their best interests.  The final decision comes from the client, not the real estate agent.

 

 

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Brigita McKelvie is a REALTOR®  (Pennsylvania License #RS297130) with Cindy Stys Equestrian & Country Properties, specializing in rural and horse properties and farms in Eastern Pennsylvania.  She has an e-Pro® (Certified Internet Expert) certification and a GRI (Graduate, REALTOR® Institute) designation.  

Brigita McKelvie, REALTOR

Pennsylvania License #RS297130

Rural and Horse Properties and Farms

 

Cindy Stys Equestrian & Country Properties, Ltd.Cindy Stys Equestrian & Country Properties, Ltd.

 

The Premier Equine and Country Real Estate firm serving Eastern Pennsylvania from back yard operations to world class equestrian facilities.

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Lehel Szucs
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I think the agent representing either side has no right to speak for their clients unless specifically instructed to do so ... even than they should advise the client before doing so .... at least I do and I my clients have told e they appreciate it ... just my thoughts on this

September 21, 2012 07:19 AM
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Steven Pahl
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To often an agent's own ego gets in the way of a successful transaction, and the buyer or seller never knows because the agent blames it on the other party or agent!

September 22, 2012 08:43 PM
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Wayne B. Pruner
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The client probably won't accept it, but it still has to be presented. Even the insulting low ball offers.

September 25, 2012 07:44 AM
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Cynthia Massari

When will agents learn that it is not their job to make decisions.  It is their job to facilitate the transaction.  I really hate it when I hear an agent say "My clinet won't....." fill in the blank.  You know that you are going to be in for a rough ride.  Buyers and Sellers often take cues from their agent.   I try to help the buyer or seller look at it from both sides of the transaction, agents need to learn to keep their own opinions out of the equation. 

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This is absolutely right and is one of my biggest pet peeves whien agents seem to speak and think and try to make decisions for their clients.  Not our job!  -Kasey

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