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Can't we all just get along?

By
Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Holman Premier Realty

Really, I mean it.

We are all in this together, so can't we all just get along?

People can be short, intolerant and just downright mean.   But business is business, put your game face on, suck it up and extend at least a bit of professional courtesy. 

Some excerpts of comments that have come my way lately:

"You need to push your client to get those closing documents signed RIGHT NOW." - from a loan officer who failed to understand that my client was in the midst of a personal crisis.

"We are $30,000 apart and if you cannot make a decent offer, don't bother me with garbage offers." - from another Realtor.

"I will find someone who will be more friendly about it." - from a phone contact who wanted to make some really low offers that did not have a prayer.

"I just won't show your property then. {hangs up}"- from a Realtor that does not have a SupraKey and wanted me to open one of my listings she was sitting in front of.

 "If I needed extra time to respond to an offer, I would have put that in the remarks." - from another Realtor when asked how much time I should give for a response to an offer.  And by the way, she missed the expiration of the offer!

"I don't have time.  If your buyers want it, you will have to fix it." - from another Realtor who listed a property for over 4 months that did not have legal access. 

Can't we all just get along?

 

Wayne Weaver
ERA Team VP Real Estate - Bemus Point, NY

It is amazing how some people make it in this business! 

Apr 29, 2009 09:22 AM
Cindy Edwards
RE/MAX Checkmate - Johnson City, TN
CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee 423-677-6677

Unbelievable!  I just had one 2 minutes ago.

Apr 29, 2009 09:24 AM
Karen Monsour
Coldwell Banker Fort Lauderdale Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
REALTOR, SSRS - Sells FL Waterfront, Short Sale Expert!

OMG, Don't you just love it.  I just went through the same type of situation, the buyer's were in one country the seller's in another and neither one were tolerant as to the time change...the other agent was the same as most of your comments above.

Why can't we just all place nice.

Apr 29, 2009 09:25 AM
Wanda Phillips
Success Investment Realty - Altamonte Springs, FL

It is nice to know it isn't just me who gets so many nasty comments from Realtors.  In good times and bad - I am surprised at how surly some can be and still be successful. 

Apr 29, 2009 09:29 AM
Peggy Wester
Realty Executives Integrity - Grafton, WI
Real Estate Agent Ozaukee & Washington County

Wow...And how do these people stay in business? Who are the customers/clients that work with them? Sigh...

Apr 29, 2009 09:30 AM
Darlene Humphreys
Coldwell Banker Holman Premier Realty - Klamath Falls, OR
I love my job!

Oh good, I'm so glad it is not just me!  I don't know how these people stay in business and who is working with them.  Baffles me!

Apr 29, 2009 09:47 AM
Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

I know the feeling-It is hard sometimes to just let it ride. I believe what goes around comes around.

Apr 29, 2009 10:57 AM
Karen Monsour
Coldwell Banker Fort Lauderdale Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
REALTOR, SSRS - Sells FL Waterfront, Short Sale Expert!

Darlene,

Me either, do the people they represent know how they are treating the other agent who is either trying to present a buyer/sell their home for them?  Amazing.

Apr 29, 2009 01:09 PM