I get that the housing market stinks right now. I mean, not just 'burnt toast' stink, but 'morning breath of a dead skunk' stink. It's bad.
We've been on the market for nearly six months. We've had a handful of showings that have resulted in nothing.
The realtor has listed the house online and put a sign in the yard with a few flyers.
Someone please tell me, because I just don't know...is that it? Is that all any of them do??
Our realtor is moving herself. She asked if we would allow her realtor sister (WC) to take over the contract to sell our home. We were a bit hesitant to agree because we've never met this lady...and haven't been super impressed with her sister. WC called twice. Had her sister call us once. All in attempt to set up a time for us to speak with her about the listing.
I gave in. I decided that since she was persistent enough to keep calling to get the listing of our home, that maybe she'd work just as hard to sell it. So I agreed to meet her at 4pm this past Saturday.
Hubs and I straightened up the house. We planned our day around this 4pm meeting.
Four o'clock came.
Four o'clock went.
Four thirty went.
And so did Five o'clock.
Highly irritated, we headed out for dinner at 5:30pm.
My cell phone rang at 5:38pm. I answered and spoke with zero personality (not like me).
It was WC. She asked me if now was still a good time. What?!?!?!
Um, no. The 'good time' would've been an hour and a half ago which we agreed upon last Monday. Seriously?!
She said she had been showing property all day and had another listing. That my number was in her car and she just couldn't break away to call me.
I'm sorry. I highly disagree.
No one would've told her that she couldn't step outside for ONE minute to give us a call when she realized that she would be late. Or even 15 minutes after she realized she was already late, but an hour and a half with no word at all??
And then she asked if we could reschedule. Huh??!!!!
Um, nope. Not right now. Are you catching on that I'm not happy with you right now and you want me to give you another shot at making 6% commission?? Sure hope she sold something else that day...she's missed out on this one.
First impressions. They mean a lot to me.
Am I being harsh?
Am I expecting too much?
Please give me some ideas of what a good realtor should be doing for us.
I'm really close to calling it quits with realtors and sticking my own sign in the yard.
What do you think??