My agent did not bring me a buyer and should be fired

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It’s rare today to have a buyer call the listing agent directly to see a home.  Most buyers have buyers’ agents representing them, and the listing agent should always be prepared to co broke every listing.

Via Jennifer Fivelsdal – JFIVE Homes Realty (Dutchess, Columbia & Ulster Cty, NY) (JFIVE HOMES REALTY LLC):

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My agent did not bring me a buyer and should be fired.

 Many who have their homes listed often wonder why their listing agent did not personally bring them a buyer.

There was a time here in the Mid-Hudson Valley when it was the norm for a listing agent to be the one bringing the buyer because that would be person the buyer would call.

Times have changed and more and more buyers seek to get their own representation, commonly referred to as a Buyer’s Agent. Buyer’s Agents, as the name implies, will look out for the interest of the buyer, thus helping the buyer to make a more informed buying decision .

Recently, I had a couple of home sellers telling me how frustrated they were that their house was on the market for some time and their listing agents did not personally bring them a buyer.

Home sellers, I can understand your frustration, the market is challenging and homes are staying on longer. The question I asked of these sellers was: Is your home being shown by other agents? The answer both times was yes. I then told them the listing agent was doing the job, by marketing and getting responses in the form of showing appointments from other agents.

These days some buyers won’t even call the company that has the listing. More than likely the listing agent will not be the one bringing you a buyer, but a buyer’s agent will.

So, if you are getting lots of showings but the listing agent did not personally bring you a buyer, that’s not a reason to fire the agent, the agent is actually doing his or her job.

 

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Jennifer Fivelsdal – JFIVE HOMES REALTY LLC – 845-758-6842- jennifer@jfivehomes.com

www.jfivehomes.com or www.midhudsonhomevalue.com

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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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