[photopress:bow.jpg,thumb,alignright]Let’s hit this nail right on the head.
Truth is I’m not taking any bows for kudos and props on my blogging efforts to date, because I haven’t yet said what really needs to be said.
Zillow is “good enough” because agents aren’t.
Redfin is “good enough” because agents aren’t.
Inspectors and Disclosure Forms aren’t “good enough” because agents aren’t demanding better service from these areas for their clients. Don’t get me started on the lead based paint debacle…CYA is the order of the day.
Lead generators are needed because agents aren’t “good enough” to attract clients based on their own merits.
Agents aren’t “good enough” because all of the education is about how to cover your butt, thanks to the lawyers, and all of the education classes are about how to “get more leads” and not about how to “deserve” them or what to do with them after you’ve got them.
“Lower the price, lower the price, lower the price”…is NOT how you sell a house.
“Sign this huge pile of disclosures” so that if you get ripped off you can’t sue me, is not how you represent a buyer client.
If your clients think they are paying you too much, they are probably right.
Consumer: The answer isn’t to find someone who will charge you less, the answer is to find someone who will cover YOUR butt instead of their own.
Now I’ll take that freakin’ bow. Thank you Sellsius and Dustin and Bloodhound Blog and Uberator and Kate and…I don’t know, maybe Dave Letterman.