What should I expect from a realtor?
May 15, 2011 5:09 PM Subscribe
What, exactly, should my realtor be doing?
posted by po822000 to Home & Garden (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My wife and I put our house up on the market three months ago, and we hired the realtor that originally helped us buy this house. During the first six weeks or so, we had between 15-20 showings and a couple of open houses with decent traffic, but no offers.
In the last month, there have been no showings. No open houses. We don't hear from our realtor unless we reach out to him first. Before I confront him about what I perceive to be a lack of effort on his part, I want to know what a typical realtor would/should do with a house on the market.
For what it's worth, we're not asking a lot for the market we're in (Indianapolis) - in fact, we're the cheapest house in our neighborhood for sale (four others for sale), both in terms of total price and price/sq. ft. Only one of the other four have sold, but it was a bit of a bigger home. We get feedback with every showing, and most of it is generic "the house shows well" feedback. The only quibble people might have in the feedback is that the two non-master bedrooms are a bit small.
I realize, too, that it's a tough market to try to be selling, but again - no contact from our realtor, hasn't done anything to market the home outside of posting it on MIBOR, maybe comes around once every other week to fill the flyer dispenser out front.
We have an agreement in place with him through the beginning of August, but that's at the tail-end of prime house-buying season in our area - we don't want to muddle through this summer with half-hearted effort.
What should we be asking of him? What would you do?