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When Buyers jump ship



In the Realtor world we refer to Buyers who we begin working with, then all of a sudden disappear or dismiss us as "jumping ship"!

Two ships = Two Realtors, what makes the second more important or better than the first for a Buyer to "jump ship"?   There are no clear answers, maybe its a personality clash, boredom, or other excuses or reasoning. 

What buyers fail to realize is when they contact a Realtor, the Realtor wants to do the best job they can for the buyer.  Remember that Realtors don't get paid unless they sell a property so there is motivation on the part of the Realtor!  A dedicated full time Realtor is going to work for the Buyer and give them attention!

Realtors also highly respect "referral buyers".  When a Realtor receives a referral, we reach out to the buyer immediately especially in the case of relocation.  Our past clients are a great source of referral business so Realtors want to take special care of that buyer or seller that is referred to them.

Real Estate is fast paced and in a hot real estate market there is not much down time for a successful Realtor.  Realtors have to manage personal and business life and it is hard to juggle that in a busy market. Realtors have a life too,  Buyers should understand that most Realtors work weekends and after hours and we arrange our schedule to accomodate serious motivated buyers.  When a Buyer contacts a Realtor to see a property right NOW in the next few minutes, the Realtor may already have an appointment or need time to schedule the showing if the home is occupied!  .............Remember that as a buyer, you may not be the "only client" that your Realtor has

Realtors do not control inventory or pricing of houses.  We show buyers what is available in the criteria the buyer provides.     An experienced Realtor will educate the buyer of the market conditions and in a booming market homes may go under contract quickly.  Sometimes there is no time to continue think about it or continue to shop interest rates or the buyer could risk losing out on the home they love.  It isn't fair to blame the Realtor  because you don't have many choices of homes to view or you find out later the home is now under contract.

So please consider all of above,  before becoming upset with home inventory or Realtor availablity and deciding to leave Realtor #1 for Realtor #2.  

Remember that Realtor #1 was a referral for a reason and probably from a respected source and Realtor #2 may just be the name on a does it really pay to jump ship??



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If you are planning a move to or from the Lake Charles, LA area, I can help!   I am a full time Realtor licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission and am affiliated with:

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4410 Nelson Road, Lake Charles, LA, 70605 USA

337-478-1578 or 337-499-9592

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Comment balloon 30 commentsMarilyn Boudreaux • September 12 2013 10:49PM
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