“RCE” = REALTOR Communication Etiquette
Effective and efficient REALTOR to REALTOR communication is essential if our collective goal is to serve our public impeccably, right?
After all, we ARE “Real Estate Sales Professionals,” and as “Professionals” we pride ourselves in our ability to communicate.
We don’t all have to always agree, the occasional dropped ball is excusable, and we know that “Pacing” communication can sometimes be an extremely effective negotiating strategy.
What about those foibles that are unnecessary, sloppy and exasperating to “the rest of us?”
- Assuming your Technology can replace communication
- Letting Electronic Signature platforms do your negotiating for you
- “Dropping Bombs” by email
- Sending offers without having a conversation
- Blatantly violating rules
- Failing to follow MLS rules about changing status of listings in a timely manner
- Practicing “edgy” marketing and ignoring the rules
- Hyper-aggressive badgering of withdrawn or expired listings that might still have exclusive agency agreements
- Day to Day nuisances
- Ignoring voice mail messages (Not returning calls)
- Negotiating by text (or Direct Message)
- Failing to provide feedback from showings
- Showing without setting an appointment
- All talk – No listen
FHA’s Streamlined 203(k) program permits homebuyers to finance up to an additional $35,000 into their mortgage to improve or upgrade their home before move-in. With this new product, homebuyers can quickly and easily tap into cash to pay for property repairs or improvements, such as those identified by a home inspector or FHA appraiser.
Find out more about the Streamlined 203(k) program by reading HUD Mortgagee Letter 2005-50, enhancements to “Streamlined (K)” Limited Repair Program.