DEAR BOB: As a real estate broker for 17 years, I especially enjoyed that recent letter from a home seller who was unhappy about her four-month listing with a "bad agent." You gave an excellent answer, explaining what constitutes "due diligence" and suggesting the seller meet with the brokerage's manager to perhaps transfer the listing to another agent. However, my question is, who judges due diligence by a real estate agent? Some home sellers will never be satisfied, especially in the current slowing market in most areas, no matter how hard the listing agent works. --Evan R. DEAR EVAN: Great question. Unless the listing dispute winds up in court for a judge or jury to decide if there was lack of due diligence by the listing agent, it is up to the home seller to decide if he or she is sati...
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