The Numbers Tell the Story - Combatting Unethical Real Estate Agents in Your Marketplace | Country Club of the South

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Around Atlanta GA RE License #296541

Q: How do you ethically combat the unethical agent(s) who bad-mouth you around your own neighborhood and/or community?

A: You publish that stats that prove that person wrong!

 

It took us a long time to get to this point, but we finally decided to strike back. After months and months -- years, really -- of dealing with negative and slanderous comments by a fellow REALTOR® (yes! A REALTOR®, even!) in our community, we decided that the best way (and the most ethical way) to strike back is with the truth - and the truth lies in the numbers.

So when a real estate agent tells you that he or she sells more homes in your neighborhood, area, or city than anyone else, ask for proof. Ask to see the numbers, because the numbers will tell the story.

Even more importantly:

  • When a real estate agent tells you that he or she won't show your home if you don't list with them...
  • When a real estate agent speaks negatively to you about another real estate agent while trying to secure you as a client...
  • When a real estate agent agrees to list your home at an unrealistic price just to get you to sign the listing paperwork and list with them...

...ask is he or she is a REALTOR®. If they say yes, ask them what the Code of Ethics means to them

We're not perfect, but we are ethical and that's why we have the track record that we have. If you have any questions about buying or selling a home in Country Club of the South or in the North Metro Atlanta area, please call The Gebhardt Group - we'd love the chance to prove to you that we're the right choice.

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Maura Neill, ABR, CRS, MA
The Gebhardt Group
RE/MAX Greater Atlanta
10220 Medlock Bridge Road
Johns Creek, GA 30097

(770) 238-0595
email: Maura@GebhardtGroup.com
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Maura Neill
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Hi, Erica! Thanks for reading and commenting. It's unfortunate that the few unethical agents give the rest of us the negative reputation that real estate agents seem to have. As they say, one bad apple can spoil the whole bunch!

~Maura Neill

Apr 14, 2009 02:38 AM #2
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Evelyn Johnston
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How do some of these unethical REALTOR's (r) sleep at night?  How in the world can you know what your client will or will not like?  The common saying is a buyer will say they want a two story in a subdivision for $275,000-their maximum price, yet they walk into a condo or ranch at $325 and fall in love.  They don't even know what they want until they see it.

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Hi, Evelyn! I completely agree with you - thanks for stopping by and commenting!

~Maura Neill

Apr 21, 2009 11:53 AM #4
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