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  • mcho7688
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    Hi all,

    Have anyone come across rude property agents like I did today? I was trying to liase time with him to inspect a property in outer south of Brisbane and the way he talked sounded very impatient and very blunt… He's the only agent out of all property agents I dealt with so far to have thought that he should have brushed up their communication skills before selling properties.

    Profile photo of Jamie MooreJamie Moore
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    Hiya

    Like any profession – there's good and bad ones. 

    Cheers

    Jamie

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    Profile photo of jmsracheljmsrachel
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    Maybe it was that time of the month for him.

    Profile photo of Scott No MatesScott No Mates
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    It is Saturday, the busiest day of the week. If you want to arrange time for an inspection call on Monday/Tuesday to find a slot for the weekend, don't wait until the last minute to see if he will drop everything to accommodate you.

    Profile photo of DerekDerek
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    You meet them in all walks of life – it is a people thing.

    Profile photo of PropertyGeniusPropertyGenius
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    Unfortunately feels a little too common with agents, but I guess it goes hand in hand with any sort of sales related industry. Some handle the stress well, others fail miserably – he was probably just having a bad day.

    Profile photo of DWolfeDWolfe
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    I have met some real rubbish ones. I went to an open and basically got told to get out as the property was looking like being sold that weekend (at auction) well duh. That's why you have an auction.

    It's not just agents, had a waitress give me a lecture for 10 mins on why it wasn't her fault she gave my meal to another person and refuse to give me a $10 refund. People are people, some function well, others not so great. 

    Unless the house is a crazy bargain, that you can never buy again (ha) vote with your feet. Theres always someone else who will treat you with respect, take the time and at least offer to meet you at another time if they are busy.

    Good luck!

    D

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    Profile photo of SebastianJefferyJonesSebastianJefferyJones
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    Generally speaking, I never try to rationalise humans.  Too much brain pain.

    Profile photo of Jacqui MiddletonJacqui Middleton
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    Ultimately a lot of selling agents work on commission only.  Not everyone is prepared to do so, and so the employer is prepared to put up with "personalities".  It's the nature of the beast and will always be so as long as the remuneration model is the same.

    Jacqui Middleton | Middleton Buyers Advocates
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    Profile photo of Richard TaylorRichard Taylor
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    That's why i don't use PM's i employ my own member of staff too manage my portfolio.

    She covers everything from regular property inspections, interviewing new tenants as well as providing me with a portfolio statement any day i ask for it.

    In saying that i understand not everyone can afford or justify to employ their own PM.

    Cheers

    Yours in Finance

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    Profile photo of dave70insydneydave70insydney
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    What is the average amount you pay for property management ?

    Profile photo of Jacqui MiddletonJacqui Middleton
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    dave70insydney wrote:
    What is the average amount you pay for property management ?

    Hi Dave

    The standard fee is normally around 7% plus gst.  More remote locations charge more.  If you have a few properties managed through the one agent, you can negotiate the rate down a little.  Emphasis on a little.  You don't want to be paying so little that there is no incentive for them to put in any effort looking after your properties.

    Jacqui Middleton | Middleton Buyers Advocates
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    Profile photo of dave70insydneydave70insydney
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    Ok thank you Jacqui.

    Can you help me find a property and or property manager.

    Profile photo of Jacqui MiddletonJacqui Middleton
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    Hi Dave,

    The short answer to your question is "yes", as Buyer's Agents do indeed assist with hunting down property.  I'm not 100% sure what sort of help you are after since you seem pretty new to the forums so I don't know much about where you are at with your investing.  (?)

    Jacqui Middleton | Middleton Buyers Advocates
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