U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Real Estate
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old Yesterday, 04:44 PM
 
70 posts, read 95,775 times
Reputation: 56

Advertisements

Obviously this is subjective, but we've been on the market a little over 3 weeks. I have yet to get a email from our agent unless we asked a question. We've emailed her twice.

We had a few showings the first few days, but nothing since. (Literally no showings since the first 3 days) We had to ask about any feedback (it was positive but they went with a house $50k more expensive) and we haven't received any sort of analysis or anything from her.

Is that normal? Her only response to our question about lack of traffic over the last 20 days is, "yeah, it might have gotten cold for a little." We're not sure if she's juggling too much (18 other houses) or being ignored because ours is the second cheapest in her current portfolio (though she's sold similarly priced homes in our neighborhood before).

We've found a house and would like to figure out how to drive traffic so we don't miss out, but we're feeling like she can't be bothered.

Are we just being too sensitive? This is our first sale and when we bought our current house our realtor screwed us out of a few thousand, so I'm worried we're just projecting.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old Yesterday, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Bloomington IN
6,677 posts, read 8,023,633 times
Reputation: 16438
I think she should be contacting you weekly, even if it's just to say "no news." Sometimes it's tricky for an agent to email when there really isn't much going on with a house.

Depending on your area, I'd ask her for a market update (#of new houses listed in the last month, # sold in your price range, # pending, etc) after a month.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old Yesterday, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Rochester, WA
6,358 posts, read 3,560,114 times
Reputation: 17203
She should contact you as often as you want to be contacted. Tell her so... she may not want to send you a "no news" email, but if requested, she should. I usually would call instead.

The topic to be discussed though, will/should be that there are two potential cures for this condition.... more marketing... (what kind of marketing is she doing now to push the property) and adjusting price. If recommended, are you ready to adjust price?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old Yesterday, 06:10 PM
 
70 posts, read 95,775 times
Reputation: 56
Quote:
Originally Posted by Diana Holbrook View Post
She should contact you as often as you want to be contacted. Tell her so... she may not want to send you a "no news" email, but if requested, she should. I usually would call instead.

The topic to be discussed though, will/should be that there are two potential cures for this condition.... more marketing... (what kind of marketing is she doing now to push the property) and adjusting price. If recommended, are you ready to adjust price?
We honestly don't know what marketing. We know we're on the usual sites and she posted about us on Facebook , but otherwise we have no idea how else our house is getting out there.

We did drop the price $5k before the weekend. We asked since we went from not motivated to motivated since we found a house. Got more Zillow views, but nothing from her or potential buyers.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old Yesterday, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Rochester, WA
6,358 posts, read 3,560,114 times
Reputation: 17203
Well she's done some marketing then, at least on facebook.... hopefully more than just her own page, hopefully to some groups and ads?

Are the pictures good?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old Yesterday, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Rochester, WA
6,358 posts, read 3,560,114 times
Reputation: 17203
Honestly... getting back to your question, it's reasonable for you to ask for a phone call where you discuss what else can and will be done to help boost it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old Today, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
9,185 posts, read 18,280,549 times
Reputation: 6873
There is no requirement for updates or standards for frequency by an agent. You should notify the agent of your communication expectations. I think it's fair to request weekly market and showing/feedback updates. Many agents put a sign in the yard and then only call when there's an offer, a question or time to reduce the price. That's why it's important you set the expectations with them.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Real Estate
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top