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Old 03-11-2013, 07:12 PM
 
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The broker I used to buy my home 2 years ago has move from Coldwell Banker to Houlihan Lawrence - I have barely heard of them, and what I've seen makes me skeptical. Should I go with my broker to HL when I sell or find a new broker (I'm acquainted with a few other brokers in my neighborhood now).
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Harrison
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Whatever makes you comfortable, but HL is very well known in Westchester. What makes you so skeptical?
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:05 PM
 
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I heard that they are so big and only care about getting bigger? And that unless you're buying a 2 million dollar home they don't care? And that most people are "not their client" - not high end enough. It's really one source, but enough to make me scared.
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:46 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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Much depends upon the individual agent. If they moved to a new company and will accept your listing, you should not have a problem. The company does not dictate the practices of agents, rather it's the agents who determine their own business goals while affiliated with the broker. Some may not be interested in a listing that does not meet a certain price threshold, where they will refer, or have an associate/assistant agent handle the deal. Rarely would a successful brokerage turn down an opportunity to make a commission on the sale of a residence, so if you are comfortable with the agent you used, and like the marketing plan that they present when you interview them for the potential sale, you should not have an issue using them, despite switching companies. Evaluate more than one brokerage and agent, however, when getting ready to sell, as you have a history with the old agent, but are they the best person to sell your house?

I have found agents that I would like on the purchase side of a transaction, yet their ability to effectively list and market a house may not be as strong as an agent who works more on the listing side of the business. That's why I would not just immediately call the agent who sold you the house to list it, without getting other opinions, unless you are related to the agent who sold you the house.
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:18 PM
 
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I haven't found that to be true of Houlihan Lawrence, at all. I've worked with them on inexpensive houses, and they've been wonderful.
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:54 AM
 
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The broker I used to buy my home 2 years ago has move from Coldwell Banker to Houlihan Lawrence - I have barely heard of them, and what I've seen makes me skeptical. Should I go with my broker to HL when I sell or find a new broker (I'm acquainted with a few other brokers in my neighborhood now).
Thanks!
I had an experience in the Rivertowns with both firms. HL was far and away better. I agree it comes down to the agent, in this case the CB agent I dealt with was unfocused, dropped balls, and was prone to diluting messages between me and the other party to the transaction.

If you're comfortable with the agent that is now at HL, go with him or her.
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