Realtor Showing Feedback (“Heads Up?”)
As a listing agent (representing Sellers), one of my stock lines is that “the only feedback I really care about is a full price offer from a well-qualified Buyer.”
That’s only a slight exaggeration.
While there’s always the truly unique property that’s difficult to wrap your head around, the fact is, if the home you’re listing has been on the market for a month, and you’re surprised by the feedback you’re getting . . you’re not a very good Realtor (at least in my opinion).
(Sort of like the advice trial attorneys are given never to ask a witness a question that they don’t already know the answer to).
Exceptions to the Rule
So, are there exceptions to that?
Earlier this week I showed a home that my client said had a strong gas smell (my own sense of smell is non-existent). I immediately called the listing agent, who followed up.
Last week, I showed a property where it was obvious that the owner’s cat had been . . . ahem . . sick. In multiple places.
Again, I called the listing agent.
Believe it or not, he was grateful to get the call. The client was out of town for the week, and I just saved him a few ruined showings.