Last Monday, one of my best clients called.
—” 545 NE 160th TE, is ready to sell. Please set a value and list.”
I went to the property, installed the lockbox and took a few pictures.
Not to many because I couldn’t breathe because of the smell.
Yes, it was that bad. The house needs a full rehab.
We listed and received 14 offers in 2 days.
After negotiating with some, we signed a contract for $5,000 more than asking price.
$20,000 more than the amount the seller was expecting.
But what angers me are agents like Jeronimo.
He sent me this on an email:
“You will notice on the contract that Ive left blank the broker/agent info, I do this on all the deals to give the listing agent the opportunity to act on my behalf so they can collect double commission even though Im licensed.”
Like Jeronimo, another 3 agents told me the same thing over the phone.
If I would accept their offers my seller would have lost $20,000.
I don’t like cheating on my clients. It is a principle.
But what I dislike more is to know there are others that accept those unethical proposals and deceive their clients.
I dislike because it supports the public perception real estate agents are all crooks.
We are not all like that. I know plenty of hard-working & honest agents.
This principle leverages more business than $5,000 to me.
Being the person of trust of that client made me more than $37,000 in commissions last year.
What do you think? Is your integrity for sale?