Unfortunately, in the real estate business, there are many lazy agents, making extravagant promises especially to absent owners; once they have your listing, however, chances are most will fail to deliver in the way they should. True, they enter the listing into the Multiple Listing® system, but often they sit back, and wait for other brokers to make the sale. It is common for such agents to require reduced commission for their service, which appears very inviting to the unsuspecting property owner. How sweet it is for the lazy agent to collect a reduced commission for no effort!
One indicator of this practice is the use of the LOCKBOX. When another agency calls to show the listing, they respond that there is a LOCKBOX on the property, and that the agent who wishes to do the showing may go there whenever they wish. The lazy listing agent will give out the security code to the box and simply not appear for the showing. They are doing you, the property owner, a grave disservice, because they are not taking care of the property entrusted to them, and they do not have first-hand feedback on the showing, needed to keep your property competitive with similar properties up for sale.
If you list with Arthur Lee Realtor, we guarantee full service of your listing all of the time.