Most people don’t enjoy firing others whether it’s individuals or a company. Although, it’s usually slightly easier when you’re breaking off an agreement with a company. You feel more removed from people when dealing with a firm and it can be less emotional. Of course everyone is different. Either way, dumping an unresponsive Realtor Vancouver professional is a necessary step in some cases.
It might sound obvious, but make sure that you’re not firing your Realtor Vancouver professional on a whim. We all have bad days, including real estate agents. Sometimes, it’s worth remembering the time and effort taken to start any professional relationship. You’ll be back at square 1 once you’ve fired your Realtor Vancouver professional.
What does an Unresponsive Realtor Vancouver professional Look Like?
- Lack of Progress
Clearly, an unresponsive agent was never available. It doesn’t matter what time you call them or when you email them because you just don’t seem to ever get a response. When you do eventually manage to talk to them, they always seem in a hurry to move on to something else. This behaviour often goes with an overly relaxed, ‘shoot from the hip’, attitude.
There’s nothing worse than feeling belittled by a professional partner or getting the impression that your project is simply not important enough. This becomes even more frustrating when you’re also given lots of excuses as to why there’s no progress. Of course things can be difficult but at the same time, there’s always a solution.
If your agent can’t give you a strategy that works for you within the current market then they’re probably not right for you. In addition, Realtor Vancouver professionals tend to work fast. Therefore, if you’re only hearing from them once a week and it’s been over a month, then you need to rethink.
How to Fire Your Realtor Vancouver Professional?
You’ve now seen a consistent lack of progress and communication and you’re ready to fire your agent. Where do you begin? The following themes are the main points to consider:
- Review any existing or signed contracts
- Request to be removed from Mailing List
- If all else fails …
Contracts and Agreements
Most Realtor Vancouver professionals get you to sign either a Buyer’s Agreement or a Listing Agreement if you’re a seller. It’s important to review your termination clause and make note of any potential termination fees. However, some contracts may have termination clauses linked to poor performance that you can leverage. That way you might be able to hopefully reduce some of your termination fees.
It’s important to stay professional, regardless of how frustrated you are by the time you’re ready to fire your Realtor Vancouver professional. Make sure that no one can ever fault you, especially if you live in a litigious country. You’re still dealing with a human being and they might have a multitude of reasons for being unresponsive. Either way, openness and honesty always work better for all involved.
An initial verbal communication by phone or face-to-face is a good way to start because written communication can be easily misunderstood. Also, you never know, they might take the feedback and offer you something in return. However, don’t back down and make sure you persist in breaking off the relationship. It’s your decision and it’s not for them to try to sway you. It’s worth following up with a written statement though to make sure things are clearly stated.
As part of your termination, confirm with your agent that they’ve removed you from their mailing list. Real estate firms tend to send marketing emails on a very regular basis and these can be very frustrating.
If all Else Fails
Some real estate agents and Realtor Vancouver professionals are very pushy and don’t like to accept terminations. You might find that they keep trying to email or call you. Some continue to persevere long after you’ve asked to be removed from their contact list. However, make sure that you’ve been professional throughout and that you’ve paid any required termination fees. Once you’re happy everything is cleared from your side then you can simply block their email addresses and phone numbers. However, this doesn’t happen so often anymore and most people will respect your wishes.
Final Thoughts on Dumping an Unresponsive Realtor Vancouver professional
It’s sad when it comes to the point that you’re ready to fire your Realtor Vancouver professional. Although, there could of course be many reasons for the breakdown of the relationship. Either way, it’s frustrating because you have to start your whole process again. Nevertheless, we learn something with every disappointment. What can you do differently next time you hire a Realtor Vancouver professional? Perhaps you’ll ask more questions at the start of the next process and maybe you’ll look at the agreement you’re signing more carefully. Either way, this is all part of the journey of your real estate experience.