"Today, it's just a house - Tomorrow, it is home."
The curiosity questions about the Real Estate Etiquette protocol for how sellers and buyers interact.
So, When your house goes on the market, you're not only opening the door to prospective buyers. But sometimes to unknown vendors and naive or unqualified buyers. As with any business transaction involving multiple groups. There is an expected Real Estate Etiquette for how sellers, buyers, and their respective agents interact. Should you find yourself in a sticky situation, alert your agent so they can address and remedy the problem.
The aggressive agent: When your agent puts your house on the market, typically, all promotional materials state clearly that your agent is the primary contact. However, sometimes a buyer's agent will contact a seller directly to either win over their business or cut the seller's agent out of the deal. This is not reputable behavior, and you should report it to your agent immediately if it happens to you.
The unscrupulous vendor: Have you ever started a business or moved into a new house and suddenly found your mailbox full of junk mail? Unfortunately, this can also happen when you put your house on the market. It necessitates new purchasing decisions when you sell your home, and unethical vendors are keenly aware of this. Though organizations enforce rules on how information is used, companies have found ways to cull information from sources to produce mass mailing lists. If you find yourself regularly emptying your mailbox of junk, let your agent know. They can tap the appropriate sources to prompt an investigation into the matter.
The naive buyer: Yard signs, Internet listings, and other advertisements can generate a lot of buzz for your home. However, some prospective buyers will be so buzzed to see your home that they'll drop by. When this happens, no matter how friendly these unexpected visitors are, it's best not to humor their enthusiasm by discussing your home or giving an impromptu tour, following the Real Estate Etiquette protocol for how sellers and buyers interact. Politely let them know that your real estate agent will contact them and provide them with the agent's contact information. Don't attempt to handle these surprise visits on your own. You might inadvertently disclose information that could hurt you during negotiations down the road.
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