Most Real Estate Agents are professional and ethical.
However, as in any business, there are some who are less than forthright. One tactic of an agent who might try to 'buy' your listing is suggesting an inflated listing price just to get your signature on a listing contract. Then later, after your home has fewer and fewer showings and is still not sold, they will suggest bringing the price down considerably. By this time, your home will have stayed on the market longer than it should and likely developed a stigma as to the possibilities of what might be wrong.
The highest volumn of buyers will view your property within the first three weeks. The end result is that you, as the seller, may end up selling your house for even less than what you might have received had your property been priced properly from the beginning. There are countless examples of such cases.
Should this happen to you, it would probably be a good idea to change agents. Why reward an agent who employs this tactic?
By the way, a change of listing agents could give your listing a fresh, new look and could be easier to explain away any negative impressions left by the previous listing.
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