The adjoining photograph is the same as one that I recently came across on our local MLS. Notice the little Google Man in the bottom right corner? This agent didn't even make the effort to take a … Don't Let This Happen to You...
Client Bill of Rights:
10 Guarantees Unmatched Nationwide!
Note: This is NOT a list of cliché Realtor promises - In fact, I challenge any other real estate brokerage in Minnesota to match these ten commitments to their clients. 90% won't get past the first three!
1. Cancel Any Time You Want
Most real estate representation contracts in our market include terms that lock you, the buyer or seller, in for at least ninety days and often up to six months! What if you realize later that your agent is no good, or that you just don't get along? How do you like the idea of being stuck with that agent for another three months?
All of my representation agreements include a clause that allows you to cancel any time for any reason. If you decide that you're not 100% happy with my services, you can simply cancel - no questions asked.
2. No Dual Agency
Dual agency is created when a single agent or two agents from a single brokerage represent both the buyer and seller in a transaction. When dual agency is created, your real estate company will be limited as to the level of representation that it can provide to you, and your agent will be prohibited from advocating exclusively on your behalf.
Dual agency is so perilous that it is illegal in a number of other states. Nevertheless, its still regularly engaged in by every single one of the major brokerages in Minnesota.
When you work with me, I will always advocate for your interests exclusively, and will never endanger your interests with dual agency.
3. Professional Photographs Taken of Your Home (at No Extra Charge to You)
After ten years as a full-time real estate agent, I am still dumbfounded on a daily basis, by the unbelievably low quality of many of the photographs that are uploaded to the MLS. A large percentage of agents don't even bother to post the maximum number of photographs allowed.
I simply cannot comprehend what it is that so many real estate agents don't get about the importance of pictures when selling a house. In my opinion, there is just no excuse for poor listing photographs.
I guarantee you that, when selling your home with me, your home will be photographed by a professional photographer, and your MLS listing will show the maximum allowable number of photographs. They will be bright, attractive, appealing, and designed to get you the maximum number of home showings by interested buyers. And if the seasons happen to change, new pictures will be taken to make sure your listing stays current.
4. Your Listing On ALL Local Search Sites PLUS Trulia, Zillow, and Realtor.com
Recently, one of the largest real estate brokerages in the state decided that it would no longer share its listings with the three most popular home search sites in the country, Trulia, Zillow, and Realtor.com. The CEO of this brokerage admitted that the company made this move with the purpose of boosting web traffic to its own company website.
As a listing agent, I appreciate that my purpose is to sell your home, not myself. You can, therefore, depend on the fact that, when you list your home with me, your home listings will appear on the big national search sites and all local home search sites INCLUDING, Trulia, Zillow, Realtor.com, RE/MAX, Coldwell Banker, TheMLSonline, and countless others.
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UPDATE: Recently, Edina Realty has re-considered the policy described in this earlier post, and is once again sharing its listing data with national search sites. For more information, read the … Sellers Beware...