Real Estate Agent with Alpha Global Associates


My broker sucks, and I can give you several reasons why.Bad language

First, she's not like me at all!  She doesn't understand that just because it works for her, that doesn't mean that it will work for me!  Who does she think she is?  Just because she's been in the business for over 20 years doesn't mean that she knows what's best for me.  Humph.  The NERVE!

Do this and that, go here then thereAnd some of the stuff she wants me to do from our coaching sessions!  Good grief.  I don't even have time to sleep for goodness sake!  She is telling me that 20% of what I do will bring me 80% of my business.  In this market that just doesn't sound correct.  And on top of that, there are client phone calls, calls to other agents to follow-up on showings or listings, emails and community notices for the neighborhood to my A-List, and BLOGGING for goodness sake!  When am I going to find time to all of this, and take care of my clients and listings?

And, Women's Council and Chamber of Commerce meetings and events don't count in my 60-80 hour per week time commitment?  Who is she kidding?  Hey, I'm just an ordinary guy, not SUPERMAN!Which way do I go?

To be perfectly honest, I was in a bit of a slump over the past few months.  And, yes, everything was NOT MY FAULT!  I was really, really good at rationalizing everything that I was doing, and justifying everything that I wasn't doing.  So guess what, my broker decided that what I needed was some 1 on 1 coaching!

Well, I could say that I dug my heels in and said NO WAY!  However, my broker suggested initially that I start doing some daily reading and journaling.  Yeah, like that's going to help.  Well, the short version is that she suggested a good book for me to read.  Reading this book challenged me to reflect on some things, especially my ATTITUDE, and that got me moving in a different direction.

Stay tuned, to learm more about why MY BROKER SUCKS! PART 2 OF 3!

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Tracy Lee Parker
Experienced Broker & Property Managers Since 2006

As a broker , I had to read this....glad to see it was "tongue in cheek". Be thankful she cares for you:)

Nov 16, 2010 04:45 AM #6
Anna Banana Kruchten, CRS
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!

Hey You - what are you talking about.  Your broker thinks you are a great agent!  She's doens't think of you as a victim - or at least she won't let you get away with it for long!!!

Nov 16, 2010 07:06 AM #7
Andrea Swiedler
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Ken, I have had this talk with YOUR broker, and she is not even MY broker, LOL. 

You are blessed my friend, and you can tell her I said so....

Nov 21, 2010 05:47 AM #8
Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos

Hi Ken, I suspect we all take our brokers somewhat for granted.  Good selling to you !

Nov 21, 2010 07:18 AM #9
Karen Crowson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Rancho Bernardo, CA
Your Agent for Change

Love the tongue in cheek approach. That alone tells me your attitude shift will work wonders.

Nov 21, 2010 07:33 AM #10
Judy Jennings
The Green Company - Ashland, MA
Broker - The Lanterns at Warren Woods - Ashland MA

What kind of attitude is that? Oh... I see it is a bananatude!!! We should all have such "sucky" brokers. Great post.

Nov 21, 2010 07:39 AM #11
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good afternoon,

Pat has your post as one of her favorite for the week and I can see why. Sorry I missed it are lucky for having such a "sucky" broker!!

Nov 21, 2010 09:40 AM #12
Lizette Fitzpatrick
Lizette Realty - Lexington KY - Richmond KY - Lexington, KY
Lizette Realty,Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes -

Unfortunately there is no time to sleep if we want to be successful. I feel your pain.

Nov 21, 2010 01:01 PM #13
William James Walton Sr.
WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group - Waterbury, CT
Greater Waterbury Real Estate

Oh, man. When I saw who you worked for, I was hoping that this was a joke...

I'll read on to see what's next...

Nov 21, 2010 01:16 PM #14
Teri Deane
RE/MAX 100 - Columbia, MD
Realtor, ABR, CRS, SFR - The Deane Team

Sounds like my broker!

Nov 21, 2010 01:19 PM #15
Elizabeth Cooper-Golden
Huntsville Alabama Real Estate, (@ Homes Realty Group) - Huntsville, AL
Huntsville AL MLS

That was great!  I"m a Broker so I couldn't wait to hear what you had to say.  I too have weekly coaching sessions with my agents that need it...funny thing is, the one that REALLY needed it wouldn't do what I advised, lol.  I now walk around with ear plugs in when they are around me. Ha!

Nov 21, 2010 01:32 PM #16
Leslie Ebersole
Swanepoel T3 Group - Saint Charles, IL
I help brokers build businesses they love.

Well, about 30 lines into my comment I realized that I created a post. So I"ll just say "good luck" and invite you over to my place for my two cents.

Nov 21, 2010 02:20 PM #17
Pat Tasker
Shorewest Realtors - Germantown, WI
Your Milwaukee Metro Area Agent (WI)

this job could suck up the entire week if you let it...balance is one of the hardest things for realtors to practice.  especially when sales are harder and harder to get to closing...we feel like we should always be  there "making something happen"

Nov 21, 2010 11:00 PM #18
Lorraine or Loretta Kratz
Crescent Moon Realty, Inc. & Land N Sea Auctions. - San Marcos, CA
Certified Negotiation Consultants

I as a independent broker I agree with comment #6. Many times my agents are in need of a kick in their physiological pants. To often I find thumb sucking not to be very productive.

Nov 21, 2010 11:30 PM #19
Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC
Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC - Rockledge, FL
... a small office, delivering big service!

Like a child who resists the direction of someone who has been there...eventually the light comes on!

Nov 22, 2010 01:01 AM #20
Kathy Opatka
Serving Ocean City, MD, & The Delaware Beaches
Good tongue-in-cheek! What's the book she suggested?
Nov 22, 2010 07:11 AM #21
Michael Emerson
Keller Williams Realty - San Juan Capistrano, CA

I'm looking forward to part 2 and 3. Brokers are not supposed to be our always understanding friends. They are there to push us to greater personal growth and professional success. And sometimes that hard works sucks!

Nov 22, 2010 09:04 AM #22
Debbe Perry
Real Living Carolina Property - Morganton, NC
828.439.3084 Morganton/Lake James NC

Great post - can't wait for part 2 and 3!! Your broker sounds like she really cares about you - let us know what book she suggested!

Nov 22, 2010 01:43 PM #23
Rosalinda Morgan
Brookville, NY
"The Rose Lady"

Ken - Are all brokers like that?  Mine is too. 

Nov 23, 2010 02:10 PM #24
Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

They say Attitude is 20% what happens to you and 80% what you do with it. I'm a glass half full person so my attitude is pretty upbeat most of the time - and btw, you have a good broker. She wants you to succeed!

Nov 26, 2010 02:20 PM #25
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