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Are you sure your agent is competent?

Is your agent competent?

Did you go with the first agent you talked to when you saw their listing?

Did you ask friends and co-workers about this or any other agent?


Just because the agent is new does not make them in-competent.

Just because the agent is seasoned (In the business for many years) Does not make them competent.


Because the market is hot, I am over hearing many people talk about just buying a house and not real happy with the agent they had for a variety of reasons.

Most reasons were because of lack of follow up on the contract details and items not being followed through.


Buyers need to do more leg work on the agent they use for buying...Like many of the sellers do!




Comment balloon 7 commentsWilliam Feela • July 17 2017 02:35AM


This is a great blog.  It is true, how long you have been in business does not make it so that you are competent.

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 over 3 years ago

Many sellers might be asking themselves your question!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist (KW Elite ) over 3 years ago

Good morning again William. I like your cartoon: it says it all. You get what you pay and prepare for.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 3 years ago

Good Afternoon William - a good place for clients to test competency is for them to real the knowledge given out on this site by AR members.  You make great points, is it luck, timing, or real talent.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) over 3 years ago

Lack of follow up on contract details can be a real issue with transactions. Professional real estate agents, will work to meet contract requirements.


Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 3 years ago

Many buyers just run into an agent and make a commitment. I agree they need to do more research.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties, The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730 (Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070) over 3 years ago

I am always disappointed with the reasons why people choose their agents.

  1. The first guy to answer the phone
  2. A neighbor, friend, or relative.

None of which would inspire confidence for me.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) over 3 years ago