Did That Ride Cost You Money?
Does that quality of a real estate agents car indicate quality of service? It might, in a way you never though of before. I have some friends that bought several years ago (before they met me) from another agent in town and expounded enthusiastically about how she picked them up in her BMW and how beautiful it was. For some time now I've been trying to puzzle out why a ride in a nicer than average car would so excite someone. You see, I drive a nice car. It's a Toyota...nothing to get excited about you know. A, plain, highly functional, Highlander. Nope it's not a BMW, a Jaguar or a Mercedes. You see, when I went to the car lot to get a new car I could have had any one of those, but it didn't seem sensible. It was a waste of money to get something that extravagant. I've heard the horror stories of how costly the parts are and how long it takes them to get fixed along with how often they actually break down.
Bottom line? It just didn't make sense. I wasn't going to spend more to get a car that cost more to repair and was in the shop more often and didn't have good resale value.
Let's go back to my friends that bought with the other agent. She's driving a BMW....does it make sense? How can my friends trust the judgment of a real estate agent that can't even puzzle out that a flashy ride isn't worth paying more for? You see, I help my clients make the best real estate decision possible. Evaluating every bit of information we can get our hands on and negotiating based on that information as well.
The next time you get in a Bryan or College Station real estate agents car, give it a look! Have they got the sense to make a solid financial decision for themselves? Maybe the BMW ride could cost you money.