Kathleen Daniels has challenged us to share one of our pet peeves as a real estate agent. We all have many but some just irritate more than others.
My pet peeve is assumptions made and voiced by other agents and brokers. Specifically assumptions based on who I work for. I work for myself, I own my own company, we have a great name for my service area, we are independent, not franchise related.
Before opening my own brokerage I worked under two other hats, big names. So what, that makes me better? I don't think so.
Because I don't work for one of those box names or franchises, apparently I am pretty useless. I just do not understand why agents and brokers at big name companies automatically assume because I don't do what they do, that my side of a transaction is now going to become more work for them.
There are good, bad, brilliant and indifferent agents and brokers in every company. None of us should be labeled based on the hat under which we serve.
"The only people that need consider my competence are future clients and it should be based on my service record."
As agents and brokers we have the universal right to decide who we want to work for. It can be a big box name, small company or start our own. It's more important we get to do want we want, and different companies offer different things.
I am comfortable with the service I provide my clients, I don't over work, I can take time away, I am fully capable, experienced, licensed, and choose to work with who I want to, which just happens to be my company.
I just cannot see why that makes me a liability in the eyes of other agents and brokers. So to the agents and brokers that do assume.......stop it! It's not a fair judgement at all.