How Do I Fire My Barrington Listing Agent
Simply the answer to this is you can if it was written into your listing agreement. If not there’s a date on that agreement that tells you when the agreement ends. There are some other routes you can request. If you are not happy with your agent (now known in IL as broker), you can ask the brokerage if you can have a different agent. Or you can simply ask to be released from the agreement. Some brokerages will allow this, others will not.
Should I Fire My Barrington Listing Agent
There are reasons your home has not sold, blaming the agent may not resolve your issues.
- Have you requested an updated sale estimate or been provided one in the last 3 months? If not it’s time to look at pricing again.
- Do you know the average marketing times for homes in your village or neighborhood? If not ask, they may be longer than you think.
- When you listed for sale did you get an honest review of your home but chose to ignore any and all suggestions to make it more attractive?
We know that location, curb appeal, condition and price are the magic ingredients to the sale sauce and if those are not right, well no one’s going to taste the sauce.
Are You Unhappy With The Service Being Provided?
Having reviewed all the above and established you pass the test, perhaps you are just feeling left out in the cold to fend for yourself. This is not uncommon when homes languish on the market and sometimes a fresh perspective is needed. We too get frustrated when our listings don’t sell but marketing is an ongoing process and there’s always something that can be done, even if it’s simply a relaunch of all things online to get more exposure for your property.
Here are some marketing things that can help sell a home. Are you benefiting from these, maybe they were never provided. It all comes down to exposure to find the perfect buyer.
- A blog post. It’s like a story written about the features and benefits of your home. For example of you have a waterfront home a post could be titled, “Beautiful waterfront home in your neighborhood with walkout basement.” The post would include all the features of your home together with actually photos of the water and basement to highlight the story.
- An individual website just for your property. Again this provides extensive information about your home with a gallery photos, and also a map, school information and it’s walk-ability. We’ll title it to attract someone looking for the features of your home and the address in case they drove by and found a sign but didn’t want to call yet.
- Network across the USA. More important that many think, there’s a huge relocation market out there looking for homes where that new job is. The internet is a great place to get your home in front of thousands of other Realtors who have sellers ready to move. We’ll expose your home to this vast network called Active Rain, currently with over 320,000 members.
- Social Networks. YouTube. Syndication. These are other ways to gain larger exposure for your home. Whether it’s Tweeting, creating a video, virtual tours or exposure across multiple other real estate web sites, you need to know you’re getting the best and most exposure. We all use different methods to search online for what we need and it just takes one buyer to click and buy your house.
I don’t need any of that my home is listed on the MLS.
It’s true that 80% of sales come through other real estate professionals bringing buyers, 20% come from other means like signs but consider this. 90% or more of buyers, it fluctuates year by year, START their research online. They look for real estate listings on a number of sites, they search for specific types of property, they research neighborhoods, all gathering information and looking at homes long before they hire an agent.
So go ahead and ask your Barrington listing agent to add more marketing and exposure for your house. If you are met with glazed eyes then maybe it is time for a change, so back to paragraph two about “how do I fire my Barrington Listing Agent”.