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7 Warning Signs Your Seller’s Agent Isn’t a Good Fit

In business, there are times when an employee isn’t the right fit, and it’s better to let them go and find the right person to fill that role. This same idea can also apply to agents; if you’re not happy with your seller’s agent, you need to know when it’s time to move on to someone who can provide you with the level of service you want and deserve. 

Here are seven warning signs that your seller’s agent isn’t a good fit.

1) They Don’t Value or Respect Your Home

If your agent doesn’t seem to respect or value your home, they likely won’t do an excellent job of marketing and selling it. Here are some warning signs to watch out for: 

  • They don’t bother to learn about your home or what makes it unique. 
  • They’re not interested in finding out what your home is worth. 
  • They don’t try to keep you updated on the market or what’s happening with your listing.
  • They don’t offer advice on preparing your home for showings or what should be done when buyers visit.
  • They may have amateur photos that show little creativity or poor-quality shots of your space (some agents will even use their family members as stand-ins).

2) They Fail to Communicate with You

One of the essential roles of a real estate agent is to update their clients on the status of their home sales. If you’re not hearing from your agent regularly, it could be a sign that they’re not doing their job. Another red flag is if your agent is difficult to get in touch with or fails to return your calls promptly. Lack of communication can be frustrating and make the home selling process more stressful than it needs to be.

3) They’re Rude

Your agent should be polite and professional at all times. If they’re rude to you, it’s a sign that they don’t respect you or your property. This is not the person you want to represent you in negotiations. They may care more about making money than meeting your needs. It’s also important to consider how they’ll behave when showing the home. If a real estate agent is rude to buyers, it could hurt the chances of selling the house, since buyers are likely to leave after a bad experience.

4) They Have an Unprofessional Attitude

You’re entrusting this person with one of your life’s most significant financial decisions, so you should feel confident that they have your best interests at heart. If your agent is dismissive, unprofessional, or gives you the impression that they’re not taking your home sale seriously, it’s time to move on.

5) Their Customer Service Is Poor

Customer service skills are one of the most important things to consider when choosing a real estate agent. If your agent is difficult to get ahold of, doesn’t return your calls, or is otherwise unresponsive, it’s time to find someone new. In today’s market, you need an agent who will be available when you are and who will make you their top priority.

6) They Are Not Properly Licensed in the State Where You Live

If your seller’s agent isn’t adequately licensed in the state where you live, they could get in trouble with the law. Not only that, but they also won’t be able to access the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), a database of homes for sale that real estate agents use. This means your home will have less exposure to potential buyers, and it could take longer to sell. The MLS also allows agents to post listings online, so if you don’t have access to this tool, you’ll miss out on increased visibility.

7) The House Is on the Market Too Long

One of the most obvious signs that your agent isn’t doing their job is if your house has been on the market for months without any offers. This could be due to overpricing, poor marketing, or a combination of both. If your agent isn’t able to give you a good explanation for why your home isn’t selling, it may be time to start looking for someone new.

Bottom Line

If you’re considering selling your home, finding an excellent real estate agent with your best interests at heart is essential. At Signature Properties Group, we want all of our clients to be satisfied with their experience and feel like they got the best possible deal on their house sale. That’s why we work hard to give sellers the attention they deserve. 

Our agents are ready to answer any questions that arise so that you don’t need to worry when this big decision is in your hands. 

Contact us today for more information!

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