(Another Sweary Real Estate Post by Allison Parks)
Note: This is the eighth post in a series.
You should hire me, because all real estate agents are terrible, except me. Only I am good.
Here’s the thing… yes… a lot of realtors are sucky. However, there are agents out there who are fantastic, knowledgable, dedicated, and compassionate. As much as it kills me to say this, some of these badass agents are not named Allison Parks and are not employed with Conscious Real Estate. That is the real truth. Anyone who tells you otherwise might be a “stable genius,” similar to Donald Trump who is also incompetent, lies consistently, does not take care of the people who hired him, and (not coincidentally) has made a shitload of money in real estate.
One of the owners of a local brokerage much larger and far more successful than mine spoke to a women’s group a couple of years ago and I had the misfortune of being in that audience. This brokerage owner sat in front of 100-plus women and said that, essentially, only brokers at her brokerage give a shit about their clients and that’s what they are doing differently. That’s what sets them apart. Only they provide top-notch service. Any other agent who does not work with her brokerage is shit-poop.
I squirmed in my seat as I thought to myself, “There is a special kind of hell for someone who would stand in front of a room of female entrepreneurs and lie through their teeth like this. This is NOT an honest way to build business and she has no business guiding entrepreneurs who are trying diligently to cut their teeth in business, especially other women who actually need good and real advice to compete in a man’s world.”
(Side note: I have closed at least two properties with agents who are employed at this woman’s brokerage. One was a total bad ass… she was personable, professional, and knowledgeable, and I have nothing but good things to say about her. The other was a shit show and her clients paid the price, literally and figuratively, for her lack of knowledge and/or caring.)
Truth: If a real estate agent who wants your business is telling you that only they are qualified, they are already lying to you. Why would they lie? Do they have a proclivity to being dishonest or are they simply lacking valid reasons as to why you should work with them? In either case, I think you can do better and you should continue your search for a Fantastic Agent.
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For more on Shit Real Estate Agents Say to Get You to Hire Them, read the series.