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Letter From WEA: DO YOU WANT A TEAM OF BROKERS OR ONE RESPONSIBLE BROKER?

There seems to be a growing trend for brokerages to have “teams” representing sellers on the listing of their homes. It begs the question of what is best for YOU? A team or an individual?

At WEA, we firmly believe that one responsible agent is best. When we’ve interacted with teams of more than 2 agents, it seems that no one wants to manage the listing. They all hope that one of the other agents in their team will do the job. When we’ve called teams to organize showings, we’ve frequently had to make multiple calls to multiple people in the team to get an answer. It becomes confusing and problematic. We recently did a deal where there were NINE team members, and responses to simple questions took days. I’m confident that the client they represented had no idea of the inefficiencies that were going on behind the scenes.

Isn’t it better to have ONE individual that you interact with? At WEA, that agent is not only the point of contact for showing inquiries but also the one who is immediately available (via phone, email, and text) to answer any questions and update the client on progress.

Please, tell me the value of the team because I don’t see it.