6 Things Realtors Do to Turn Off Clients

If you are thinking about buying or selling a house you might want to check this list first beacuse you’ll want to avoid these types of Realtors.

Of course, you aim to be highly regarded by both clients and colleagues as effective, professional, and ethical. So make sure some of your actions and words aren’t posing a big turnoff to customers.

Here are six signs, according to the magazine U.S. News & World Report, that could lead homebuyers and sellers to the conclusion that a real estate practitioner may not be 100 percent committed to the job.

1. Failure to communicate. Don’t expect the customer to wait around for you. A practitioner who doesn’t answer e-mail or return calls in a timely fashion is a big turnoff.

2. No good ideas. The reason a home seller hires a professional is to get selling help so you need to be able to step up to the plate and offer some fresh ideas.

3. Love me, love my friends. Recommendations are one thing, but insisting that clients use affiliates makes it look like a practitioner is getting a cut – even when you’re not.

4. Part-time priorities. Selling real estate part time isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but failure to focus is.

5. All in the family. A practitioner who only shows his own listings or those of his brokerage is subordinating his client’s best interests.

6. Not licensed, unethical. Every practitioner should have an up-to-date license and a record that is free of disciplinary actions.

Source: Luke Mullins, U.S. News and World Report.

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