Just asking because I was called a lot of things on the phone yesterday by a client after telling them that I didn’t wish to list their property because they were asking too high a price for it and it would affect the quality control on the site.
One thing I often remind buyers is that I genuinely work for them to get them the best deal on properties. Properties that are overpriced do not get onto the site because I am wasting everybody’s time by putting them up, mine included. When you as a buyer look on the site you must ask yourself the question, why is that place so expensive compared to others if I have placed properties that are too expensive onto it.
So down to the nitty gritty, if a property is listed on another site at 230k and I don’t think it is worth that I have a right not to list it don’t I?
I suppose that the other agent is totally right and I am wrong of course because the seller told me I was.
I reserve the right to be wrong though.
Protecting the integrity of the site and the listings on there is more important to me than pacifying a seller who is obviously living in cloud cuckoo land. However I did try to be nice about it. Turns out I mustn’t be much good at being nice about it if what I was called is true 😉
Now compare with this morning when a client phoned me to place their property on the site after an interlude of four months. They were courteous, asked about the market, asked how she could help to sell it and then lowered her price by 25K compared with the last listing. This house for sale in Domeño you can see here. It is on the site and might sell. The other one won’t.
Now if the seller who abused me on the phone had have read my book Web Marketing For Estate Agents, they may well have had a different atitude