How to fire a real estate agent?

01/Nov/2005

Anyone know? ‘Cause I’m fired up.

Big time.

Hi

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Comments

  1. Oh, i hate moving.  i hate everything about it.  showing your house, the uncertainty of offers, jumpsuit realtors (LOL), and buying a new house. is it a money pit? who knows!  I hate that crap!  I hate ALL of it!

    best of luck??

    By Little Miss on 2005 11 01

  2. Sounds like you need to can her ass! Get a new agent! Doesen’t sound like she’s really looking out for you guys!

    By kelli on 2005 11 01

  3. Ditch her. Seriously. For how much money she stands to make off you, you need to find someone who will work for YOU.

    By candice on 2005 11 01

  4. There is no way you should have to give her anything, since it sounds like she has done NOTHING!!  I have yet to meet a real estate agent I like, so good luck with that!!  (I’m sure there HAS to be some good people out there, so maybe the next one is a winner.)

    By Holly on 2005 11 01

  5. Has she ever called you on the phone?  If not, fire her by email and cc it to her company.  If that’s possible.

    No suggestions about agents though.  Ours was okay, but not stellar.  Once we signed the closing papers he disappeared.  We got the keys from the previous owners, we did the final walk-through by ourselves, etc.  Still a little pissed about that.  Only cool thing about him was that he sold Dennis Franz a house up here a few months before us.

    By lanna on 2005 11 01

  6. Ha, I like Lanna’s approach, e-mail her sorry ass that she’s fired and let it be known to her company how inept she was. They get too much freakin’ money to suck like that.

    So far our Realtors been OK, at times she’s seemed a little flaky but she found us a house so she’s OK by me smile

    By Sarah on 2005 11 01

  7. Well I just went through a mess with our real estate agent and it almost became a lawsuit.  We settled (for about 1/2 of our damages) and have signed a confidentiality agreement not to badmouth this guy or the company (local franchaise of it anyway). 
    On your initial listing agreement, the one where the 6% is mentioned, there’s an end date for the listing—probably six months.  They can do a cancellation form, but they’ll probably try lowering her commission (we went to 5% before ditching our guy, but then an agent bringing a seller only gets 2.5%, so not as eager for clients to buy your house.)  Our place also tried the “let the guy you no longer trust sell your home for no commission.”  We figured he would have zero motivation to do anything and said no….$700 in real estate lawyer fees later, we got a settlement and now own TWO houses! 
    Anybody want to buy in Bellingham?!?

    Our new agent follows up with agents showing the house and is marketing extensively.  We learned that for most agents, open houses serve to bring in new clients for themselves;a low percentage actually make offer from open house.

    By Amy_M on 2005 11 01

  8. Here is a link to the Realtors Code if Ethics specific to Oregon:  http://www.oregonrealtors.org/Legal/Code_of_Ethics/CodeofEthics.html

    Review that and report her if she is not in compliance.  She i making A LOT of money and it sounds as if she is NOT doing her job. 

    The State Agency on Real Estate is designed to help you in this situation, here is there link:
    http://www.oregon.gov/REA/consumer.shtml

    So.  Watchout realtor lady, the President of the Junior League Dropouts is after your ass.

    By RB on 2005 11 01

  9. HOLY CRAP! Y’all ROCK (as usual).

    Dude.. best bloggies ever. EVER! grin

    By Mrs. Flinger on 2005 11 01

  10. just start calling new ones and tell them how long your house has been on the market and then meet with the present beeotz and tell her it’s not working out, that it’s not HER, but it is ya’ll. you just don’t deserve her.

    cough.

    seriously, give skanky the boot if she sucks!

    By texasbelle on 2005 11 03