Finding the Perfect Match

avatarthumbnail.jpgNo, we’re not going to break into an ad for Match.Com or eHarmony or another one of those online dating services. You’re on your own there. Rather, here are a few rather rhetorical questions borne of actual questions and situations over the past month …

If you believe the best value you can find is a short sale (and it’s probably not, but that’s a different story for another day), and your agent refuses to show you short sales, why are you working with that agent?

If you have time to look at homes on a Sunday and you want to look at homes on Sunday, why are you working with an agent who doesn’t work on Sunday? (Actual quote – “My REALTOR doesn’t work Sundays so I don’t want to call and bother him, but I want to see this house so I called you.”)

If you’re working with an agent to find a home in a given area, why are you using the search on another agent’s site to find a home?

Put another way, why aren’t you searching on your agent’s website instead of mine if you already have decide they’ll be assisting you? And if they don’t have a useful homes search on their website and can’t meet your needs, why are you working with them?

This last one came up twice yesterday … anyone who wants to do is welcome to use the Phoenix Homes search here. But I do sell real estate for a living, as some of you may have come to realize. I don’t think it’s inappropriate to ask for the chance to earn your business, especially when it’s clear a need of some sort’s not being met.

I’m just saying …

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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

  • Charleston real estate blog 10 years ago

    I’m just saying … you are absolutely right.

    And thanks for the birthday greeting though I couldn’t translate it 🙂

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