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Re: Realtors And Agents Are Going Through Alot. by Evolutionism: 5:05pm On Sep 29, 2023
Ade1177:
Well

Clients are in millions and millions

While agents are probably 1 in 100,000

Then good agents 1 in 1 million

Clients will always have more complaints about the agent than agent about the client

Well I have been both an Agent and a client

[b][/b]I stopped within just 3 months because Agent work in lagos na suffer and smilling [b]

1. Clients have an idea of the house they want but their pocket is always 10times lower

2. The landlords are greedy both new and old house
In lagos don't be surprised if you go to a house without agent

You will still pay the full outrageous agent commission tagged Agreement and commission

Without any lawyer for Agreement papers or agent for commission

3. Agent work is capital suffer
You just join and you be hearing big big money they call

By the time you successfully do one job
You will hear
Landlord cut the commission to half, then 4 people will share the remaining half then one person that hold the key will collect something

Na you go later go beg your client to help you find something

4. You can never show a client one house and person will be satisfied

Minimum of 4 to 5

You go waka and money you collect your body go hear am

5. There's high risk of falling into a dubious landlord or developer

You and police station

Because if developer or landlord fault agreement, you're the one the client will hold

6. You can only be successful agent/ realtor if you Make sales of high value properties

Anything less na survival mode just to eat

Hence 90% of agents you see are always looking like someone that just left prison


grin grin grin

One of the things i love most in this life is meeting or seeing Sane Human Beings who are very much in touch with REALITY.

I'm not into Real Estate but i hope to venture into it in the nearest future. Getting involved in high valued properties will be my main target.

Infact you finished work for this post. You are vast, well experienced, street smart and updated.

Not some delusional beings or Mama put wey full this Forum.

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Re: Realtors And Agents Are Going Through Alot. by CloudTrees(f): 5:07pm On Sep 29, 2023
WealthyNigerian:
Remember that there is no Promotion without Examination.

I have a dream that Nigeria shall soon emerge from this trying times to become the Greatest Country in Africa. Like if you Agree, share if not.

If I get a deposit of 300k for business in my bank account now, then I will believe your dream will come true
Re: Realtors And Agents Are Going Through Alot. by GideonOludayomi(m): 5:07pm On Sep 29, 2023
emmancipated:
Most agents no get truth for mouth.

Yes, because they are agents.
Re: Realtors And Agents Are Going Through Alot. by Chetas81(m): 5:13pm On Sep 29, 2023
IN THE COUNTRY WHERE GOVERNMENT BUILD HOUSE ๐Ÿก FOR HER CITIZEN,ALL THIS RUBBISH WON'T BE HAPPEN, BUT THIS IS SHITHOLE
Re: Realtors And Agents Are Going Through Alot. by SmartPolician: 5:13pm On Sep 29, 2023
WealthyNigerian:
Remember that there is no Promotion without Examination.

I have a dream that Nigeria shall soon emerge from this trying times to become the Greatest Country in Africa. Like if you Agree, share if not.

You never wan learn.

We have been hearing this since 1960.

Person wey never wan get sense after 60 years, when e won get sense again?

For inside graveyard?

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Re: Realtors And Agents Are Going Through Alot. by wittywriter: 5:15pm On Sep 29, 2023
INTEGRITYA1:
Okay
Going by your NL signature let's have your experience.



Wittyness
Re: Realtors And Agents Are Going Through Alot. by DyingFetus: 5:16pm On Sep 29, 2023
WealthyNigerian:
Remember that there is no Promotion without Examination.

I have a dream that Nigeria shall soon emerge from this trying times to become the Greatest Country in Africa. Like if you Agree, share if not.


You must be on drugs

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Re: Realtors And Agents Are Going Through Alot. by Nobody: 5:25pm On Sep 29, 2023
I get a lot of those. Maybe the yare looking up the house in faith after a powerful sermon of claiming your 2-storey building by faith.

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Re: Realtors And Agents Are Going Through Alot. by Landinvestments(m): 5:29pm On Sep 29, 2023
Some clients will not cut their coat according to their cloth.
They always want the choice houses/land but don't have the money to pay.

I've met so many of them.
Fake life

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Re: Realtors And Agents Are Going Through Alot. by Keme4Real(f): 5:34pm On Sep 29, 2023
Whenever I want to sell my property or get new tenants I always do it myself

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Re: Realtors And Agents Are Going Through Alot. by Buharidgeneral: 5:36pm On Sep 29, 2023
Greenfaces:
Lol
I'm not an agent but I introduced one supposed house owner to an agent who wanted to rwnt 5 rooms out inside vgc in lagos. Long story short I slept in cell
How ? Let learn from you
Re: Realtors And Agents Are Going Through Alot. by Donpenny(m): 5:37pm On Sep 29, 2023
If you are not good at lie dnt go into that job. They can package uncompleted building for a high ridiculous price and disappear into thin air once they have gotten their share. They do collided with landlords to increase rent so people can pack out of the house becuz they need inspection and
agent fees. That job should be criminalized, they have caused legit hustlers alot of stress

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Re: Realtors And Agents Are Going Through Alot. by Chizigreat(m): 5:44pm On Sep 29, 2023
Your Faith Must Be Anchored On This To Command Result.

Apostle Joshua Selman.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pl3JgDWy538?si=lU5sMxmgMajwSnfY
Re: Realtors And Agents Are Going Through Alot. by Badadvisor: 5:44pm On Sep 29, 2023
Dangrace01:
Mine was kind of intresting. I always bring client's to the land for Sale it always ends in ill get back to you.

Dem say I gats go spiritual make i dey use jazz
Price of this car
Re: Realtors And Agents Are Going Through Alot. by opalu: 5:44pm On Sep 29, 2023
Any Realtor who can sell our offplan houses gets a flat as a reward

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Re: Realtors And Agents Are Going Through Alot. by Ade1177: 6:01pm On Sep 29, 2023
Evolutionism:


grin grin grin

One of the things i love most in this life is meeting or seeing Sane Human Beings who are very much in touch with REALITY.

I'm not into Real Estate but i hope to venture into it in the nearest future. Getting involved in high valued properties will be my main target.

Infact you finished work for this post. You are vast, well experienced, street smart and updated.

Not some delusional beings or Mama put wey full this Forum.

Nairaland is filled with teenagers between 13 to 18

It's a faceless forum

You will know from the way they claim what they are not

Someone asking what can I do with 2m
Can I travel with 5m

Claiming alfa male in female section and defaming young girls for promiscuity

There's money in real estate but not agent work

The only agent I know that make money is the one that has been in the business for a very very long time
(10yrs or more and has a very good DIRECT CONNECTION to alot of LANDLORDS)
.
They always get the lion Share and do absolutely nothing in looking for clients Physically

They are called Principal agents/caretaker

But you can't just be a principal agent overnight

So just find another job do while you stick to High value property sales

1 sale can cover for alot of wks

But you need to build a reputation for people to trust you with millions of naira

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Re: Realtors And Agents Are Going Through Alot. by Jokerman(m): 6:01pm On Sep 29, 2023
Lol...

Female clients are the worse with unrealistic budgets for banana island kind of house๐Ÿ˜ฌ

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Re: Realtors And Agents Are Going Through Alot. by uvie66: 6:03pm On Sep 29, 2023
Tayorshd87:
No experience though but as a part term realtor I will advise you to get a job that can pay u monthly.or.daily because realtor job is not ๐Ÿšซ a job for an inpatient being like me ๐Ÿ˜Š.

But truly u can make it if you can endure the in d game
....Chai English don suffer, "PART TERM" and "INPATIENT"
Re: Realtors And Agents Are Going Through Alot. by Greenfaces: 6:03pm On Sep 29, 2023
Buharidgeneral:

How ? Let learn from you

The person rented the house from a barrister and told me he had paid for the house but that it was too big for him. I knew one guy inside ikota shopping complex who was into agency. I was soooo broke and thought of it as an opportunity to even get something.

So I told the agent. Next thing he was able to bring 4 people as tenants. One was a yahoo boy who smoked weed and another was a runs girl

Neighbours started noticing strange activities in the compound. Men (married and elderly) were bringing range rovers to sleep overnight with the runs girl. People started playing loud music and then the Neighbours called the barrister to ask him what the bells his house had turned into

That was when barrister started quoting documents about sublet blah blah blah and instructed everyone to pack out of the house. He even claimed that my friend didn't pay him cash for the house which turned out to be true

Omo... the guy seeing that his canopy had blown, just woke up one morning and ran away from the house. Tenants were asking for their money before packing out, landlord self called vgc police to lock us inside their properties inside the compound that they didn't pay water bill all along.

I was the only person they were able to fall back to. Like... where is my guy, me I no see the guy again he even stopped picking my calls. Na so I take find myself for cell oh

My dad travelled to lagos to remove me and we ended up paying evey tenant their money. I got a good job not long after the incident so I was paying monthly to the police station. Until one of them (tenant) who was a pastor forgave me his own part. That is the story

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Re: Realtors And Agents Are Going Through Alot. by rottenegg: 6:04pm On Sep 29, 2023
Frayoworld:
Ayam tired of Nigeria
I think everything ends here right now
No go end yaself ooo! Nigeria will still continue as is.
Re: Realtors And Agents Are Going Through Alot. by Looking4massage: 6:09pm On Sep 29, 2023
death to all naija agents ijn
Re: Realtors And Agents Are Going Through Alot. by Evolutionism: 6:11pm On Sep 29, 2023
Ade1177:


Nairaland is filled with teenagers between 13 to 18

It's a faceless forum

You will know from the way they claim what they are not

Someone asking what can I do with 2m
Can I travel with 5m

Claiming alfa male in female section and defaming young girls for promiscuity

There's money in real estate but not agent work

The only agent I know that make money is the one that has been in the business for a very very long time
(10yrs or more and has a very good DIRECT CONNECTION to alot of LANDLORDS)
.
They always get the lion Share and do absolutely nothing in looking for clients Physically

They are called Principal agents/caretaker

But you can't just be a principal agent overnight

So just find another job do while you stick to High value property sales

1 sale can cover for alot of wks

But you need to build a reputation for people to trust you with millions of naira.

Apt.
Re: Realtors And Agents Are Going Through Alot. by Greenfaces: 6:17pm On Sep 29, 2023
Buharidgeneral:

How ? Let learn from you

The person rented the house from a barrister and told me he had paid for the house but that it was too big for him. I knew one guy inside ikota shopping complex who was into agency. I was soooo broke and thought of it as an opportunity to even get something.

So I told the agent. Next thing he was able to bring 4 people as tenants. One was a yahoo boy who smoked weed and another was a runs girl

Neighbours started noticing strange activities in the compound. Men (married and elderly) were bringing range rovers to sleep overnight with the runs girl. People started playing loud music and then the Neighbours called the barrister to ask him what the bells his house had turned into

That was when barrister started quoting documents about sublet blah blah blah and instructed everyone to pack out of the house. He even claimed that my friend didn't pay him cash for the house which turned out to be true

Omo... the guy seeing that his canopy had blown, just woke up one morning and ran away from the house. Tenants were asking for their money before packing out, landlord self called vgc police to lock us inside their properties inside the compound that they didn't pay water bill all along.

I was the only person they were able to fall back to. Like... where is my guy, me I no see the guy again he even stopped picking my calls. Na so I take find myself for cell oh

My dad travelled to lagos to remove me and we ended up paying evey tenant their money. Trust me before my dad travelled all the way from benin to lagos to bail me, I had called all my friends and relatives and none showed up. This was a major lesson to me about life. I got a good job not long after the incident so I was paying monthly to the police station. Until one of them (tenant) who was a pastor forgave me his own part. That is the story

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Re: Realtors And Agents Are Going Through Alot. by Raphsays: 6:26pm On Sep 29, 2023
Nice thread.
I will share some of my experiences.
Make I refresh

Sun 01/23
Let me share a little experience


1. There are clients that have virtually seen all the apartments available to let in that area.
These types of clients have practically used all the available agents to help them scout for a place.
If u happen to meet a client that tells you he or she has seen many apartments u would like
them to inspect, there's no point wasting ur time. Just leave them and move on before they use and dump you.
Except you have an apartment in your yard that the client has not seen before.

2. There are also a class of clients that are not in a hurry to get an apartment but are ready to
waste your time in searching for an apartment for them. Here's what to do, let them tell you
ahead of time when they need the apartment so that you can focus on other things.

3. If you are new to this business, older agents will want to use you without compensation.
For example a client meets Agent A for an apartment and Agent A tells you to show
the client the apartment with the impression that when the client picks the apartment, you will be compensated.
I can guarantee you in most cases, Agent A will not compensate you once the client makes payment.

4. Choose the agents you can work with carefully. The truth is that many agents are criminals and
damn too greedy. It's not everyone of them you can work with.
Choose wisely so that you won't have your fingers burnt badly.

5. Never sweet mouth any client to take an apartment you know little or nothing about,
because if the client is not happy in that apartment, it will hurt your credibility and possibly
hinder your progress. And in some cases, you will find yourself in the police net.
As a rule for me, I honestly tell clients about my reservations of certain places in helping them make
a final decision.
For example, there is a lady I got a shop for in the month of June. I noticed a lot of red flags during
the negotiation and I advised the lady to let us look elsewhere, she did not agree.
Today, she tells me if she had known i would have listened to me when she started going through unpalatable situations.


6.This business is purely based on timely information. Without relevant information,
you will lose plenty of money. So many experiences around this I would love to share.
However, if possible join relevant associations in your area to be able to be part of their
whatsapp group so that you can get timely information from direct agents.


Let me stop here for now.

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Re: Realtors And Agents Are Going Through Alot. by Tayorshd87: 6:30pm On Sep 29, 2023
uvie66:
....Chai English don suffer, "PART TERM" and "INPATIENT"

Mumu can't u see am speaking broken English with good English ni ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜†

Part time and impatient ๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿ˜น

And I dey type fast soy comment can be on the first page too ๐Ÿ˜†

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Re: Realtors And Agents Are Going Through Alot. by kindlyheart: 6:35pm On Sep 29, 2023
MrsTwrite:
Dear, Realtors and Agents, share the horrible experience you've had with your client. I'll go first.

As a newbie into this Real Estate business, I got a client that wanted to buy a two story building, he sounded so genuine, told me he wants to pay at once. We fixed a date for inspection. I wasn't the only agent tho, we were 4 altogether. I gave them hope that this client will show up, we waited for 4 good hours. I kept calling this guy and his line wasn't reachable, I used another line to connect him same thing, I then realized that he must have use the flight mode button.

After I got home, frustrated and worried, I just slept off and woke up by 7pm. When I opened my WhatsApp I saw this guy's message, He was like "Hi, I was kinda busy with something and couldn't meet up".

This was same person that kept calling and calling me that he's strict with time. ๐Ÿ˜‚ What would you reply him if he sent you same message?
Meanwhile share your experience.


I have had a similar experience with a nairalander here, though it wasn't realestate stuff. Dude made me lose an important client cause I wanted to keep to my promise

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Re: Realtors And Agents Are Going Through Alot. by ednut1(m): 6:38pm On Sep 29, 2023
Do clients ask for sex
Re: Realtors And Agents Are Going Through Alot. by bolademi(m): 6:46pm On Sep 29, 2023
MrsTwrite:
Dear, Realtors and Agents, share the horrible experience you've had with your client. I'll go first.

As a newbie into this Real Estate business, I got a client that wanted to buy a two story building, he sounded so genuine, told me he wants to pay at once. We fixed a date for inspection. I wasn't the only agent tho, we were 4 altogether. I gave them hope that this client will show up, we waited for 4 good hours. I kept calling this guy and his line wasn't reachable, I used another line to connect him same thing, I then realized that he must have use the flight mode button.

After I got home, frustrated and worried, I just slept off and woke up by 7pm. When I opened my WhatsApp I saw this guy's message, He was like "Hi, I was kinda busy with something and couldn't meet up".

This was same person that kept calling and calling me that he's strict with time. ๐Ÿ˜‚ What would you reply him if he sent you same message?
Meanwhile share your experience.

Tell him to schedule you never can tell in this business, the most unserious client actually give a better deal.

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Re: Realtors And Agents Are Going Through Alot. by titusmichael27(m): 6:52pm On Sep 29, 2023
If you know what you're doing in this line of businesst then it's just a matter of time, you'll be very successful. Single rooms and selfcon. were my starting point many years ago, today I can sit at home and give you a direction to 5 houses for inspections and payment without having to move an inch. Here's the best foundation you can lay on this business; TRUST
A lot of agents are desperate, so desperate that they will kill the future for a penny. There was this client a neighbor referred to me for a single room ( single rooms are the most difficult job in this business with so much little to go home with, you go Waka till kingdom come ) I was really patient with her because she was a referral. My colleague was able to link me up with a young land lord, she like the place and paid for it. It was time for agency (commission) the lady started crying that the landlord has completely finished her with so much fees. I took part of my share and added it to my colleague so as to maintain the relationship for another job and left, not knowing that this lady has recorded this gesture. Few months later, she called and met up with me , she said the sister needed a land in a particular area and that she can only trust me for the job because I was there for her in time past and that she trust me so much. She gave me huge inspection fee, recharge my phone , and this job was my first landed property back then. Trust is very good in this business.
Try and be punctual.
Don't tell your clients that you're there when you're not. Don't post a picture of a house if you're not sure about it. Take inspection fee from your clients and pay your way to a said property, see it for yourself so that you can details this to your clients. These basic things helps you a lot.
Landed properties are not properties to joke with, never you be in a hurry to sell a land. Do your thorough investigation about a property using the details on the agreement or allottee papers. Never you allow your client to make a haste payment on a land you're not okay with, don't put your mind on agency first, agency is too small compared to the amount involved, so be very careful.
Get yourself a lawyer.
No matter how careful you are, there is always that job that put you back to square one. It will be a bit easy for you to have a say if you have someone to speak for you. Last December I sold all my colleague's property to bail him out on a deal of 17,500 but he ended paying 730k in a police station.
All these things I'm writing here is about the street agents, those who started from nothing, no school certificate, sometimes not registered, you can still make it if you observed the guidelines.

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Re: Realtors And Agents Are Going Through Alot. by emudayo(m): 6:56pm On Sep 29, 2023
A client gave me house to sell,I was the mandate and I also owned both buyer and seller together,the best opportunity to make my good 10 % from buyer and seller,but the seller ended up frustrating me in the middle of the transaction by denying what he promised to give me to give me,he also compelled me to give some one a portion of my 3.5 percent from the buyer which he also dabbled into,at the end he made nonsense of the whole thing,I said No that arrangement and he said he is not selling and my buyer is ready to pay. I just have to take it like that. It can never happen again,it was a learning point.

After then,I prepared my Non disclosure Agreement form for any transaction,no family again in business

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Re: Realtors And Agents Are Going Through Alot. by ChengHun(m): 6:58pm On Sep 29, 2023
1 house owner, 1house buyer, 4 AGENTS. It's okay
Re: Realtors And Agents Are Going Through Alot. by Lama70(m): 6:59pm On Sep 29, 2023
It's not a one way thing. People have equally gone through manipulations and outright theft from you guys too.

There's this guy in Dada Estate, Osogbo that has refused to refund my money after renting my shop and collecting payment. Mr. Arikewuyo I hope you're reading?

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