April 16, 2014, Wednesday. There Has to Be a Better Way! Yesterday, just by chance, I opened the website that schedules real estate showings and saw that we were scheduled for one at 3 PM. We received no phone call, which we are supposed to get whenever a showing is set up. So we got everything fixed up, headed out the door at 2:30 and took some stuff over to Phaeth and did some shopping. We got back at 4:30 and again, just by chance, looked at the scheduling website. Now it said the same agent will show the house from 4:30 to 6:30. Again no phone call! So we had to put away the food and get out ASAP. So we got kicked out of our house for 3 hours yesterday and don't even know if the house was shown since they took no literature, left all the lights on and the agent left no card.
Selling a house is so extremely disruptive! I have complained about this to our agent several times now. In my humble opinion real estate agents really don't do a whole lot of work and waste one hellva lot of time - their own, their client's and the seller's. They don't talk. They don't listen. They don't do any kind of analysis of what their buyer wants. They could save a lot of time, gas and energy by sitting down with their clients and find out what they want and using the photos that are taken of houses and previewing them with their clients. Then and only then they can select two or three houses to show. Currently they "meet" their clients at a series of houses and the time wasting begins there. Showing numerous houses and hope they "hit" on one they might like.
Our house has been show two dozen times now and I AM SICK AND TIRED OF THE FUTILITY OF THE PRACTICE! GAAAHHH! We are not even given the courtesy of a business card not a comment of whether their client liked it or not. Has everyone abandoned simple manners?