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I *know* I can get a better deal working with the listing agent!: 02/22/2012

I *know* I can get a better deal working with the listing agent!

By Jay Thompson, Phoenix Real Estate Guy

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Published: 02/22/2012
Posted by: Thompsons Realty
Rotary phoneRING RING goes the cell phone.

(Well, actually the phone ringtone is “The Eyes of Texas”, but it feels silly to type, “‘The eyes of Texas are upon you‘ goes the cell phone”…)

“Hi, I’m calling about your listing at blah blah blah.”

“Well, that’s not our listing, but let me look it up real quick for you.”

“It’s your listing, it’s on your web site…”

“Our site has all the homes listed for sale in Phoenix, hang on just a second…” (We’ve been there, done this before.)

“While you are looking it up, can you tell me what “Owner Agent” means in the listing?”

“Sure, that means the seller is a licensed real estate agent. In Arizona that is required to be disclosed up front. OK, I have the listing information up now, how can I help you?”

“I just want to talk to the listing agent, I have a couple of questions.”

“I understand, there is a lot of info here, I can probably help you…”


Comments on: I *know* I can get a better deal working with the listing agent!
by Sandy Pond 2012-02-23 05:04:35
I guess this is one reason to feel happy we have an Agency Disclosure in NY that everyone has to sign on first contact. While you might not get the customer- did you really want a person with that attitude?- at least his rights will be possibly protected, and maybe this attitude will evolve away.

by Dominique Fletcher 2012-03-01 09:30:31
This situation always makes me laugh. It's a true representation of how many buyers are not knowledgeable about the ins and outs of a real estate transaction. It's unfortunate that this lack of knowledge and unwillingness to listen to an expert ends up costing them more money in the long run.

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