Emotional/abrupt/dismissive/rude agent?

Discussion in 'The Buying/Selling Process' started by paguatao, 16th Jun, 2015.

  1. paguatao

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    People have different personality types. He's not your friend and you didn't give a high enough offer so he ended the conversation so he can focus on other people.
    This can also work to get people to raise their offer too.

    Also you should edit the post to include the comment from the other thread.
     
  3. perthguy

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    Here you go Nick

    I agree with Nick. Don't take it personally. I once put in an offer over the phone and the agent yelled at me. He actually yelled! I felt like hanging up.

    In the end we worked out a price and he ended up cutting more than 50% off the commission just to get the sale done. Now that is one motivated agent.

    Still, if I had taken it personally, I would never have got the property I wanted at a great price. Lots of unprofessional agents around.
     
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    see_change Apprentice Timing Lord

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    Sounds like he was factual and to the point .

    If he has someone who's said they'll think about going over 250 and you've said you won't , who do you think he's going to talk to if the owner has indicated they want close to 260 .

    I don't know what the state of the market is like where you buying . We buying in Brisbane and at the moment we're paying at asking price or slightly over and we need to move quickly .

    Again , don't take it personally . If they're a bad communicator , I have no problems with that as they're going to be like that with everyone and I know I can be patient .

    We bought our PPOR in Sydney in late 2013 off an agent who took a week to return a phone call . Because they were a bad agent for their vendor , we got a good deal .

    Cliff
     
  5. paguatao

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    Received a text message from the agent acknowledging that our earlier conversation was "difficult" and that he was "a bit shocked at the mention of a low 240k offer but as you know I must submit all written offers..."

    Are these agents' tactics or just personality?? I did react a bit initially after his phone call (not as emotionally pro as others, but will try as it's definitely good advice). So then I replied thanks for message .... must be difficult for seller as 2 units sold last year for 270/278k .... blah blah ... still looking at other options and hopefully chat soon ....
     
  6. Truly Exotic

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    man......hope he gets some therapy

    an agent, expecting $260k and an offer of $240k shocks him

    send him a bunch of flowers and business card to a therapist
     
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    So what were the agent's bad points?