Where are All The Good Buyer’s Agents? Some Need to Be Fired!


This happens all too often.  I am a listing agent and I experience this with buyer agents.  There is not problem with my showing the buyer my listing, and I do that very willingly, but I represent the seller and the buyer is on his own.  There just something very wrong with that picture.

Via Becky Alumbaugh, Realtor, CDPE, SFR (Keller Williams Realty Partners, Inc.):

One thing that I am starting to notice in the Kansas City Metro area are lazy buyer’s agents. I believe when a buyer chooses an agent to work hard for them it doesn’t mean that the agent should have their buyer sign a buyer agent’s contract and then tell them to go find a home on their own and and then come back to your buyer’s agent only to write the offer, without being actively involved in the search process… NOT!
That is so wrong! Buyers need to work with an agent that will show them all of the properties that they want to look at, they need to get the data that will help show the price point the offer should come in at, the buyer’s agent needs to ask the questions that the buyers need answers for…
Buyers if you are working with an agent that doesn’t show you the properties, or give you data or information needed to make an intelligent decision. Fire that buyer agent!
Make sure you are working with an agent that can be available when you need them to be, do not expect the seller’s agents to always show you the properties, when you have your own agent. That is what you need to do, to protect your interest.
Remember, look for agents that work full time and are dedicated to you and your house hunting!

The Diva Team
Becky Alumbaugh
Keller Williams Realty Partners, Inc.

About susanmorrison

After living in Walpole, MA for many years, our family was transferred to the west coast when I was a senior in high school. In 1983, I graduated from Mission San Jose High School in Fremont, California. I am also a 1987 graduate of Providence College with a major in liberal arts and a minor in business administration. I bring to the table many years of sales experience beginning with thirteen years in Corporate Sales at Delta Air Lines. I'm the mother of three children and I'm very active within the Franklin, MA community. I am also a cancer survivor and support the American Cancer Society Charities.

My husband and I have built five homes and I've lived in a variety of other locations including Toronto Canada, Irving Texas and my current home in Franklin, MA. As a result of all my moving around, I came to the conclusion that I was an expert at moving...why not become an expert on the other side of the table? I earned my real estate license in 2004 and believe that I have found my true niche'. I can empathize with my clients on a variety of levels; whether they are buying or selling. And, like so many other good realtors out there, I believe that possessing good communication skills is one of the many keys to success.

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