Redundant Agent Questions ~ Not Always a Bad Thing!
Calling an agent to ask questions regarding information within their listing can sometimes cause distress on the listing agent side. Yes, I have to admit that I have picked up the phone to discuss a listing with an agent many times. I have often called an agent to ask about specific listing information that is clearly listed on the MLS. However, before you harshly judge me - hear me out!
In this age of instant everything it just seems that if one needs to actually "call" someone, many look at this as an inconvenience. Call me old school but sometimes I just like speaking with a real person!
Here are some of my reasons that a call is not always an indication that an agent has not cone their homework:
1. More often than not, an agent is in the car and simply cannot look up and read the information on the MLS.
2. Many times the information on the MLS is incorrect and information must be verified.
3. Not everything makes it into the MLS simply because of space. Therefore, I often learn a lot more when I call to discuss a property particularly if it is a more specialized property such as a farm or ranch.
I always welcome a phone call from another agent. It is that personal communication that can often make a big difference in a future negotiation with them. So before you grumble when an agent calls you regarding your listing and you know the questions they are asking are redundant, just go with it and use it to your advantage to get the home sold!