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How many people have a Real Estate question they want answered? Probably most of our clients and contacts, and sometimes even we (as Professionals) have questions. We have questions and want answers, and getting someone to answer these questions without obligation is what a lot of us want. We want to know that who we call can be trusted and will help us.....but what happens when we don't get that feeling, and the Agent is a "Know it all!"
The Lil Devil usually keeps his mouth shut when someone, or something, pops up that he doesn't like....but not always! And today is one of those days.
There are a few things the Lil Devil just absolutely deplores.......
1) "Know it all Real Estate Agents " that love to give advice to someone else's client or customer....you know the type:
Lil Devil- Da*n I'm Pi** ed off! A prospectiveclient emailed me about their property, and all was OK until they asked about the cost. I gave them the breakdown and was later told I was ripping them off. Why....cuz a "Friend" who is a Real Estate Agent told them so. I sure would love to tell that Agent what I think of them, and how dare they insinuate, if not out and out say I was unethical!
I am fed up with all of you that tell your "friends" what to do when they contact another Agent, show some respect for the other Agent!!!
Lil Angel- Many companies have different Business Models, and since Real Estate is a business, it too has different models. So many of the old Brokerages are used to one way of working and don't always agree with, or understand some of the other ways. How many people do you know that don't use the Internet except for the MLS, and probably email? We all know people like this, but that doesn't stop us from Blogging, Twittering, or Syndacating our listings with whatever sites we use. We don't work like some other Agents we know, but no one says we are "ripping our clients off."
2) Vendors or other Real Estate Agents that want to sell me their "newest and best" info on how to do Foreclosures, Short Sales, or Loan Modifications......
Lil Devil- Stop calling me!!!! And another thing, I don't like people taking advantage of others misery. Yes, I know that people need to know what to do if they're losing their home, or behind in their mortgage. But it won't be me charging them, I'd rather give them the info. I know what it's like to be scared, and not know where to turn. It goes against everything I stand for to charge someone when they can get this info from HUD for free! So call someone else with your scheme for getting rich!
Lil Angel- I know that every problem has a solution, and charging someone for Foreclosure info can be OK for some, it's just not OK for me. And when everything is said and done, we all have to decide for ourselves what we are comfortable with. However if you are scamming people, or just trying to make as much money as possible in this niche, accept it when I tell you I'm not interested.
3) Real Estate Agents that are a liability to their Broker.......
Lil Devil- Do you have any idea of the damage you are doing to other people when you do 1/2 A**ed work? The prices you turn in for BPO's can have a negative impact on people, so don't you think you should at least give more than just a 1/2 A**ed report?
Lil Angel- Many Agents are doing BPO's here in So Cal without their Brokers knowledge...that's against the law, since no compensation is to be paid directly to an Agent, it has to go to the Broker. There are reasons for this, and one of those is the Broker is ultimately responsible for everything an Agent does. If a rogue Agent is out doing their own thing where is the accountability, the feedback, the training? The Public and Banks are at risk, and so is the Broker!
The same goes for what we do online, or what we tell clients. I heard of someone that told a prospective client that their house was in a crime area and not worth anything....oh gawd who would like to be that Agents Broker? And imagine if you were the one supervising that Agent and got the phone call. Brokers (or Principle Brokers in some states) need to train their Agents, and Agents need to follow the rules!
The Public counts on us to be Responsible, Honest, and Knowledeable.......isn't this the way our Profession should be?
By: Kathy McGraw- Veteran, Former Peace Corps Volunteer, Former Little League Manager, Pop Warner Commissioner, Rotary Member, Foster Mother, Mother, Grandmother, Artist, Writer, and Photographer.....in other words someone JUST LIKE YOUthat sells Real Estate in Riverside County CA.
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