What This Real Estate Agent Said Just BLEW MY MIND!
In 26 years of selling real estate in Tallahassee, I've heard agents say some crazy things.
But this past week we received a "confession" from an agent that just blew my mind.
A Crazy Question From A Real Estate Agent
Here is what she said (paraphrased):
Hey, I'm a new agent and my company has not shown me how to fill out a contract. I have a buyer that really likes your listing. Will you help me fill in an offer so my buyer can buy the home?
A Crazy Question For You (or two)
- Do you think her buyer got the best deal possible?
- Do you think the buyer even got the home?
- How confident would you be that this agent is in a position to properly negotiate on behalf of the buyer?
- Would you knowingly hire this agent to help you buy a home? Sell a home?
Seeking Competent Real Estate Advice
Today's real estate consumer is getting smarter. Barely.
A recent survey from Zillow showed that younger home buyers are looking online and choosing a real estate agent to help them before getting to heavily invested in their home searches. The consumers who take their time and look at reviews of Tallahassee real estate agents are the most likely to end up completely happy with their purchase or sale of a home.
But this same survey showed that 70% of home sellers chose the first agent with whom they spoke. This often times means they "liked what they heard" from a salesperson so they hired them on the spot.
Hmmm. A salesperson that knows what you want to hear. No way this could go wrong, right?
How To Find The Best Tallahassee Real Estate Agents
Recently, a homebuyer shared with us his experience on researching top real estate agents in Tallahassee.
He said he googled "Tallahassee real estate agents" and came across many names, but Joe Manausa Real Estate had more past customers praising our hard work and dedication than did all the other real estate companies and agents combined.
He was amazed. Even with more than 1,200 active real estate agents in Tallahassee, JMRE has more five star reviews than the remaining thousands of agents have collectively.
He was shocked.
Ask any employee at our company about our top goal. Ask us what it is!
The answer you will receive is "to earn a 5-star review from everybody who sells a home with us or buys a home with us."
It's simple. We want to be different.
- We know that 80% of homebuyers nationally are not thrilled with their purchase within one year, so we know we have to be different.
- We know that half of all home sellers fail to sell their home on the first try.
- We know that happy customers will refer us all the business we could ever need, so customer satisfaction is our number one goal.
Wanna Know Why Most Real Estate Marketing Plans Don't Work?
Because most real estate agents don't work a plan!
With roughly half the listings in the Tallahassee MLS failing to sell during their initial listing period, you have to wonder if real estate agents are lazy or if they are ignorant.
Who would you rather hire, somebody too lazy to market your home EVERY DAY, or somebody who does not realize that daily marketing is essential?
If neither of those options appeals to you, let us know by making contact with us below. We'll take it from there!