I saw a Youtube video, a young guy ranting and raving about his real estate experience. Mostly he was badgering the buyer agent, WHOM HE DID NOT PAY A DIME. He ranted about how the agent called to let him know a good home had just come on the market, and he rudely replied that, “NO I can’t go look at the house, I HAVE A JOB!” Not realizing that the agent WHOM HE DID NOT PAY A DIME also has one that doesn’t end at 5 pm nor start at 8 am. The real estate agent, WHOM HE DID NOT PAY A DIME, works 24/7, often for brats who don’t have a clue what real estate agents do, how hard we work, how much we try to satisfy the needs of buyers who don’t appreciate us, or even realize that THEY DON’T PAY US A DIME.
He further ranted that when he DID decide to stoop to look at the house, the agent, WHOM HE DID NOT PAY A DIME, told him the house was under contract. Well I WONDER how many times the buyer agent told this child that the market is HOT and there’s no time to goof around. You snooze, you lose. If YOU have on your big boy panties and think you’re tough enough to buy a house, then you need to do what it takes to pull it off. Whining does no good to anyone.
Then, the spoiled brad made fun of the buyer agent, WHOM HE DID NOT PAY A DIME, because he got a GIFT, from someone he disrespected, made fun of and…youuuu guessed it…DID NOT PAY A DIME.
So listen up: That agent did not HAVE to give you squat. The SELLER paid her salary, you DID NOT PAY A DIME. Furthermore, that big salary you think she got? Pay ATTENTION NOW, that commission amount is for BOTH COMPANIES. How many times can I say this? COMPANIES. The agents, who drive you around, keep watch for your special needs, wake up at the crack of dawn to check the market, callS you to find out if you’re in the MOOD to look at a house, takes care of all of the details, keeps you informed, spends her/his money to take care of you, gets NOT ONE DIME from you. And the commission you are jealous about? That goes to the COMPANIES, paid by the SELLER, not you. Your agent, whom you did not deserve, based on your own behavior preserved on video made much much less than your small brain can imagine.
Did YOU thank her? Did YOU GIVE HER A THANK YOU GIFT? No, you didn’t. Do do me a favor. Sit down and shut up.
And answer this for me? 1) Whooooo pays commissions? 2)Whoooo gets the commissions? That’s right 1) not you; 2) THE COMPANIES.
I feel better now. It’s Sunday, and I’m off to work. What are YOU doing?