Does Your Mother, um, Agent Know That You’re Out?

avatarthumbnail.jpgLast night sometime just after 10 p.m. local time, ABBA Radio’s second run on Sirius came to an end, giving way not to Hanukkah Radio (beginning at 2 p.m. today) but rather an endless stream of promotions for Hanukkah Radio. Which leads to the ancillary question, why start the promos 16 hours in advance when there was more music to play?

That question has nothing to do with anything, of course, but you never know if someone from Sirius might be reading this website.

In fact, it’s often interesting to look and see who does come to this and my other websites and register for the home search. Especially interesting are those folks who come to where I am to look at homes even though they’re already working with another agent. If you’re not receiving this kind of information from your agent, why are you working with them?

This isn’t to say that every real estate agent in the Valley needs to have a map-based search and a separate site just for bank owned homes. I count on the fact that they don’t. But at a minimum, they ought to have their buyers on some sort of automated listings update, the kind available through the Arizona Regional MLS site.

Then again, as we discovered last week, some agents may not realize there is an MLS website and are still looking for the hand-printed books.

I also wonder what these agents say in defense when handed stacks of printed listings straight from my website. (This answer I actually know: “Thanks!” Moving on, now.)

Still, wouldn’t it seem logical that an agent consistently presented with information from another agent’s site would then want to bring their own web presence up to speed? For each client who loyally hands you these listings, how many are picking up the phone and never letting you know they’re doing so until they say you’re no longer needed?

These agents don’t know that they’re clients are out and won’t until they check the tax records and discover their buyer already has purchased. And that’s much too late.

Such are the thoughts that cross one’s mind on a Sunday morning as a cold seems to be creeping into my system as inexorably as a storm front moving across the Midwest.

Or maybe it’s just withdrawal systems now that I can’t here Dancing Queen in German.

[tags]Phoenix real estate[/tags]

Jonathan Dalton

Jonathan Dalton is a 40-plus-year resident of the Valley and has been helping folks buy and sell homes since 2004. He can be reached at 602-502-9693 or info at

1 Comment

  • Missy Caulk 9 years ago

    Well……….you would think, wouldn’t you?

    I see it quite often, they use the best site and work with someone with no presence.

    We welcome them anyway.

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