A Businesslike DecisionSwitching Your Las Vegas REALTOR

A Businesslike DecisionSwitching Your Las Vegas REALTOR

    It’s true of any commercial offering: sometimes a perfectly saleable item doesn’t move off the shelves as rapidly as predicted. Real estate is no exception—not every town home is sold as quickly as its owner and the property’s REALTOR® wish. When that happens, and the term of the original listing expires, an important decision must be made: should the listing be renewed, or should another Las Vegas REALTOR be enlisted to try a different approach? 

    If you have been dissatisfied with the amount of effort your current area REALTOR has demonstrated up to now, the decision will be easier than otherwise—especially if you have already communicated your impression and been less than overwhelmed by the response. You are right to expect that your town REALTOR will have posted attractive, accurate listing material for the MLS, has included your property in the advertising program that goes out to the community, and has been diligent and professional in showings and (if it was agreed upon) open house presentations. You should have been able to contact her or him within a reasonable amount of time when communications were called for, been satisfied by the punctuality of appointments when scheduled. 

    If performance in any of these basics has been unsatisfactory, it’s entirely reasonable to entertain a change in representation. On the other hand, if your REALTOR has not disappointed in any dimension, you are left in a problematical situation—one which has no clear-cut solution. Whether or not your inclination is to stick with the team in place, to make the right decision you need more information. The best guidance is—get it! 

        • Before you decide whether or not to extend the relationship, ask your agent to review the days on market (DOM) for similar nearby Las Vegas properties. An analysis will show whether yours is the only slow-moving property, or whether it has simply hit a lull in neighborhood activity. 

        • Ask yourself whether you have paid attention to the suggestions offered by your current REALTOR. If you have chosen to bypass any of them, this could be an appropriate point at which to reappraise. 

        • If you have had many showings with few offers forthcoming, it’s a pretty good sign that your asking price is higher than prospective buyers believe is justified. If that’s the case, changing REALTORs alone isn’t likely to have the desired effect. You’ll need to fix whatever problems visitors are seeing…or else lower the price. 

    If a hard-headed analysis tells you that switching Las Vegas REALTORs is warranted, don’t worry too much about the reaction you will get. Most REALTORs are very professional; they know that clients do occasionally change the representation for some reasons, and that hard feelings are simply not warranted. Be ready to interview several agents and to compare what they offer. Pay extra attention to how they propose to stimulate activity—you are well-positioned to appraise their ideas! 

    For my clients, in addition to an energetic marketing approach, I put a premium on keeping the highest quality communications flowing at all times. Give me a call whenever you have a Las Vegas real estate query!Image title


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Dated: July 16th 2015
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About John: John Gafford, as seen on NBC’s The Apprentice, is a listing specialist. As the Broker Owner of the...

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