LOL - don't you mean "professsional".1word. Negotiations. Why do the haters always leave this out.
Case in point, just did a deal before we left. The homeowner, a great guy, tells me he has vast experience negotiating. He tells me he can out negotiate any realtor. Fine. We move on.
The day of offers comes. We get 4. I ask him what he wants to do. He says counter the best one and do the deal. He is also getting noticeably stressed out. He has forgotten the emotions involved in ones own home.
I show him 3 different angles that are better. He receives hundreds of thousands of dollars over ask and is thrilled beyond words. His wife laughs, elbows him, and he apologizes for 'knowing everything'.
I get why people think Realtors dont deserve the paycheck but my suggestion is lose the ego and win. If my stockbroker charged me $25k but brought me $300k I'd kiss his feet. It wouldnt matter to me if it took him 1 day or 2 months either.
Dont pay the commish to just anyone. Do your research and hire the right professional. Happy new year all.
The barriers put up by the industry benefits individual realtors.Which is even worse, Silverman. You don't even get the benefit of those barriers, rather it's the industry as a whole which has put up barriers. As realtors, you shouldn't even care.
Actually I'm curious Austin, so you DON'T think commissions are too expensive but the service needs to improve and data needs to be opened up... why?Yeah maybe. I think t his is more of a structural issue though rather than an individual issue.