I have been writing about the seller’s market and lack of homes for sale for a few years now. It has changed the dynamics from the days when we used to “woo” buyers.
Yesterday I sent an email with a question a buyer has about a home that is being listed by a big real estate team. I got an immediate reply from an autoresponder thanking me for my offer.
I am still trying to reach the team. I think they will get offers and they don’t care about the question.
Some listings have information about which days they will look at offers and present them to sellers. I contact my home seller clients as soon as I receive an offer. I work around my clients schedule not my own.
The real estate buying process has changed a lot. There are rules, deadlines, and ultimatums being set by sellers agents. If these agents can spend less time and money on each listing they can make more money.
Real estate agents represent their clients. Often the buyer is ticked off and even distrustful of the seller and frustrated with the process before the seller even gets the offer.
I know several successful real estate agents who treat everyone fairly and with kindness. No one has to hire a jerk to get their real estate sold.
There isn’t any advantage to home sellers in having an agent who is a jerk. I can not see any business reason for treating other agents or their clients any differently than we treat our own clients.