What if you decide to work outside the contract to achieve your goals? If your exclusive replacement doesn`t work as expected, the last thing you probably want to do is put good money after bad. That`s exactly what could happen if your exclusive contract went south. On the other hand, agents who are consultants in the area of client engagement would not turn around or complain. Also, they wouldn`t stop you from getting the best results available. To protect yourself, the risk of penalties or litigation, your best bet is simply to refuse to sign an exclusive contract. By signing an exclusive agreement, you commit to working with someone from start to bottom, with no guarantee of good service. Their property is already in a state of agitation that is correlated with risk. Why add additional risks by immersing yourself in something that might not be perfect? Also consider the scenario in which your landlord is unwilling to terminate the agreement. If this were to happen, you will find it difficult to find another agent who will even talk to you, forcing you to manage the process on your own. Landowners and landlords rent For good reason, rental specialists.
A skilled and proactive agency brings real added value by disrupting the rental process more smoothly, cheaply and as minimally as possible for the customer. However, there are still a few dinosaurs out there who have not accepted any promise of guarantee of service, and will try to seduce you into an exclusive contract. Any service provider who is committed to being a true advocate for your goals should have value and, at the same time, have confidence that fair compensation will follow. Agencies that have this way of thinking have the confidence and desire to prove their worth by trusting that you reward their efforts instead of relying on a restrictive legal contract to protect their investments over time. Conversely, agencies that claim to require an exclusive contract may simply involve insecurity in an open market. In an increasingly complex world, people need service providers who are committed to building lasting relationships on the basis of trust and performance. This is the next generation of service model, an agency striving to be a long-term partner and not someone who can simply help with a single transaction. This abandonment of the traditional real estate model means that agents begin to function as other professional vertical services and act as teams where committed professionals treat each relationship as a permanent consulting commitment. At Residential Renters, we welcome the open market and our growth is inspired by building relationships of trust based on performance. We promised to keep an eye on your goals first! Requiring non-exclusive risks are much greater than the perceived benefits of the exclusive restrictive contract. The best results are derived from a free and open market place. If you set restrictions for working with these, the element of the competition is simply removed.
An exclusive contract offers little or no guarantee that your ultimate goals will be achieved, while the service provider will be reassured that the alternative results will not be integrated without recourse.