I’d recommend staying away from Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway real estate franchise in Oregon, if you are considering selling your home. In our experience the Berkshire Hathaway agent – Diane McKillop – was not only rude and unprofessional, but more than one week transpired (subsequent to her viewing our property) before McKillop finally got back to us about comps and an appraisal. Of course by that time we’d lost any interest in working with BH folks. Subsequent to that, we’ve had the house on the market with a reputable agent, however a BH agent called about viewing the property…. and then promptly failed to show at the time promised. And in fact failed to show at all. That was subsequent to much work done preparing the house for viewing. No phone call from the agent… nothing. I know Buffett’s franchise folks normally go with short sales, foreclosures, and distressed properties. Understood and our property does not qualify for that. But then consider that Buffett’s folks acquire distressed properties in this terrible market for pennies on the foreclosed/bankrupt taxpayer dollar. However, that’s no excuse for agents to behave unprofessionally and fail to communicate with sellers. Consider this advice: go FSBO if you are in Douglas County and considering the sale of your property, ie do not go with any agent. But if you must list with an agent, I’d urge you to leave Buffet’s disrespectful crew off the list… whether in Roseburg or anywhere else.
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