In the latest installment of our series, we’ll discuss the agent who refuses to be fired, how these scenarios often unfold, and more.
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We’re not unaccustomed to hearing complaints from clients about agents they’ve had past dealings with and some of the terrible consequences it’s had.
Last time, we defined and discussed the agent who “double dips.” You can check out part two in our series here. For the third installment, today I’ll be defining and discussing a common type of agent that may surprise you: the one that refuses to be fired.
Let’s say a client has hired an agent who is showing some glaring inadequacies in their abilities. The agent is either unresponsive, incompetent, inexperienced in the market they work within, or just plain awful with technology. Or worse still, it’s all of these things put together.
Whatever the rationale, the client has had enough and wants to go elsewhere. So they call the agent to inform them of their decision, only to be told that they have no choice but to exclusively work with that agent until the contract has been fulfilled, as is stipulated in the contract.
We only want to work with clients who want to work with us.
Contrast that with our philosophy: We only want to work with clients who want to work with us. If you’re unhappy and would like to explore other options, we’ll part as friends, and we will make the transition seamless. Even more importantly, we’ll make sure it’s in writing.
We want you to work with us because we’re looking out for your interests and your interests alone—not simply because you’re duty-bound by a contract.
Good agents do the right thing; they strive for fairness in dealings with their clients and the agent on the other side.
If you’d like to learn more about how we can provide you with the very best representation or if you need help with your real estate needs, please get in touch with us. We’d love to get to know you and your specific situation!