I once worked with a sweet, young couple who sought the perfect house in which to start their family. I hunted. I searched. For weeks I called and asked around and tapped keys to find that perfect house. We looked at a few. Then I found it –the perfect house for this couple. I called to let them know.
After not hearing back for a few days, I called again to check in. I was shocked. They had made an offer with another agent. After all the time and effort and work, they called another agent to see a listing, and then made an offer. The reason they gave was simple,
“We didn’t want to bother you”
I worked hard for weeks to please ‘my buyer’, and in the end received no commission for the sale… because they didn’t want to bother me. (Does this make sense to anyone??)
What’s worse is that this is a common occurrence. Many people don’t want to ‘bother’ their REALTOR® so, to be of least inconvenience, they require their agent to do loads of legwork and then give the commission to another agent they’ve had nothing to do with.
If you work hard for that promised promotion at work and then, when the boss promotes someone else – you know, as a favor; so you don’t have to work even harder – would you feel relieved? Would you be glad he didn’t bother you with the very reward you were working for??
If you only remember one thing from this post, I hope it’s this.
Please let me serve you – all the way.
Let me finish the work I started with you.
Your REALTOR® WANTS to work with you – all the way.
Your REALTOR® rightly hopes to one day be paid for all the work they do for you.
Please. Stop committing the big fat no-no.