Some relationships were not meant to last. On occasion persons are just incompatible with each other. It can be understandable.
Unfortunately, this is not immune to the real estate industry. Today, we are hearing more and more horror stories of buyers and sellers having poor experiences with their real estate agents. Most of the time these issues stem from one core theme, communication breakdown.
More often than not, a communication collapse is to blame for the deterioartion of a client/Realtor relationship. Being a service oriented professional, the Realtor should make every effort to offer clear lines of communication at all times. But, mistakes do happen. So what do you do?
Clearly stating what you expect from your Realtor, will help keep the both of you on track. If you expect your Realtor to hold open houses on your home, ask the Realtor if that is reasonable. If this is agreed upon, you can expect to have open houses.
Clearly stating when you expect certain actions from your Realtor, will help hold your real estate agent accountable. If expect your Realtor to hold open houses on your home every 2nd & 3rd Sunday of the month, ask the Realtor if that is reasonable. If this is agreed upon, you can now expect to have your timelines met with that action.
If these clearly defined expectations and timelines are not met, then there is clear grounds for termination of the professional relationship.
If a Realtor/client relationship must end, often times it is with mutual agreement and on good terms. The client and Realtor simply cancel their representation contract to make it official. We don’t like to hear of these situations because they are the exact scenarios which give Realtors a bad name.