Challenge, REAL ESTATE AGENT HAS FIFTY/HUNDRED LISTINGS, Fantastic, I say. Why haven't they sold? How many support staff does your agent have to service that many listings? And, when I call that listing agent and ask for more information about a specific home will I get this reply, as I have so many times before, "I'm sorry I have too many listings to remember the details of that house." This actually happens Mr. and Mrs. Sellers.
Challenge, READERS CHOICE AWARD, This is a tough one. Over the years and throughout various cities I've lived in, I've come to believe it's a flip of the coin in regards to whether this is a reliable award. In my opinion this is strictly a popularity award and not a true measure of business qualities.The quickest way to win Readers Choice Award anywhere in the world is to beg for votes. Now days, it's really simple to do on social media, especially when promotional items are being given. This is one award I no longer trust since the advent of social media because shameless self promotion gets people elected by voters who have never used their services.
Challenge, MULTI MILLION DOLLAR PRODUCER. I recently saw an agent win a 10 million dollar producer award from their real estate agency. I thought, I know this agent and I know for a fact they didn't sell 10 million dollars last year; much less ever total time combined. Sure enough, upon investigation and validation, the real estate agent had closed $4.1 million in sales. Which is awesome in itself BUT why did the agent's agency flat out lie not only to an impressive black tie crowd but the entire city? And, not just about this agent, but others in the agency too. It's not difficult to be a multi-million dollar producer in real estate if you are experienced but in areas with affordable housing challenge $10+ million dollar statements especially in this economy.