I'm noticing a trend in Realtors who farm an area heavily, and I'm wondering if anyone else has had this experience.I've encountered it for the third time this past year, and I don't know whether to laugh or get mad.
In the last year, 3 of the short sales I have listed (in completely different areas) were in neighborhoods that 3 different Realtors farm. With each of these listings, the Realtor has either cornered my Sellers while they were showing the house, or even contacted me directly, demanding to know why the Seller listed with me instead of them. This may not be the best approach since you're attacking the Sellers and their decision making abilities, and how exactly should that question be answered? It doesn't so much bother me when they ask why they listed with me, but in the manner in which they ask.
My Sellers have handled it beautifully (ranging from just laughing it off to defending their decisions to the farming Realtor), but should they have to? What do you think? I'd love to hear especially from Realtors who do heavily farm a particular area.