The agent doesn't show the house.
Without question, this is the chief complaint about real estate agents.
You talk to the agent and sign a contract, and then you never see the agent or hear word from anyone who wants to see the house.
Bilbrey says the Better Business Bureau is most likely to hear from consumers who were led to believe the house would be shown more often. How often the house should be shown should be written into the contract. If you don't think a drive-by with potential buyers constitutes a legitimate showing, then specify what you think is legitimate. But if it's not in the contract, and you end up stuck, you have little recourse but to keep pestering your agent. "Certainly being the squeaky wheel is your best bet," Bilbrey says.
For more information on selling your home, check out the links below.
- Bilbrey, Sheryl. Personal Interview. Chief executive, Better Business Bureau of San Diego and Imperial Counties. Feb. 7, 2011
- Sims, Alan. Personal Interview. Chief executive, Center for Litigation and Consumer Real Estate Education. Feb. 3, 2011.
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