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Do you really want a mongrel real estate agent?

Hybrid canna lilly

I have shown photos of these canna lillies before, but looking at the plant today I noticed how one flower is totally red and the rest are yellow. As Trudy said, they cut and splice bulbs together to make different hybrids or a mongrel flower, mongrel is a term used originally to describe two different breeds of dogs that have been mixed.

Made me think of all those real estate agents who have become mongrels, one part Realtor and and seven parts working another job to pay the bills. Can they really keep up with all the changes to the contracts, make sure their negotiation skills are sharp, know the inventory and the neighborhoods if they are spending most of their time at another job. Having two or even three jobs to make ends meet is honorable, and I applaud those who do, but it can also be dangerous if your client is depending on you to keep them straight and legal through a complicated process, making sure they hit their contingency deadlines, and second deposits on time so they are not in breach of contract. If you are so busy with other jobs can you really give your clients the attention they deserve, can you be reached easily, do you return the calls of your colleagues quickly, I am afraid from what I hear it is not the case.

So just maybe you don't want a mongrel real estate agent, but you want one who does this full time and is focused on their career and on your interests above their own.

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Comment balloon 2 commentsNick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 • August 23 2011 10:23AM


I can understand that agents have to work a full time job in this market but you are so right. How can you keep up with all the legal changes, attend seminars, and go to manditory trainings, caravans, etc. if you are working?

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realty) over 7 years ago

Kristin, so right, we need agents who are proefessionals and act professionally towards the public and to each other.

Posted by Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) over 7 years ago

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