3 Signs A Realtor Is Incompetent

Q: Gerald, my wife and I are looking for a good Realtor to sell our home. Our next door neighbor had a bad experience with a realtor when they sold their home–how can we avoid that happening to us? James & Susan, Morristown, NJ

A: James & Susan, I hear you loud and clear. To help you avoid working with losers, I’m going to give you 3 signs that a realtor is incompetent:

Realtor lacks experience. Having prior experience is important particularly if and when a real estate transaction doesn’t go according to plan. If you can, you and your wife should avoid being guinea pigs and allowing your realtor learn their craft while they’re working with you.
The Realtor switches brokerages all the time. A competent realtor can be successful at any brokerage, if they are moving from place to place all the time, it may be a sign that they aren’t getting good results.
A Realtor who caves too quickly under pressure. You can see how easily a Realtor will cave under pressure if you ask them to reduce their commission. If they cave fast to you, how good a job at negotiating the highest possible price for you can you expect from them ?

Thanks for your question, James & Susan, good luck.

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