Full Time Realtor

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Real Estate Agent with Frank Rubi Real Estate

It's early August and traffic in my home is hot and heavy.  I guess first time buyers seeking that $8,000 payday from Uncle Sam.  We accepted an offer from an agent who's card stated in big bold letters at the top FULL TIME REALTOR.  OK I'm impressed, really you got my attention.

What else got my attention was the Hawaiian shirt you were wearing.  Looking kind of casual today are we?  I am the first person to tell you neck ties suck.  But neck tie withholding, one can still look more professional than this.  I think he just left the country club after eighteen holes of golf.

Second was the contract he wrote on our house.  Twice he marked the wrong selection box describing if the offer was contingent on selling another property.  He marked "NO" twice when in actuality it was. 

Third he marked the seller was to purchase a warranty for the home.  Twice again he marked that neither the buyer, seller or any agents were going to pay for this warranty.  I guess his friends at the country club were going to pony up.

I just kept my mouth shut laughing at the slogan on the card.  I was thinking to myself to check your ego at the door next time and pay attention to what you are doing.  Full time Realtor or not you have an obligation to your client to represent him or her not yourself so much.

 

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Comments (6)

Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hi John,

It is amazing what is masquerading as a full time agent in today's market! 

Nov 02, 2009 07:10 AM
Lisa Heindel
Crescent City Living LLC - New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Real Estate Broker

Tee hee....takes all kinds, eh John?  Hope your November is great :)

Nov 02, 2009 07:22 AM
Linda Ferrara
Coldwell Banker Enchantment Realty - Silver City, NM

I have met ALL KINDS of Realtors in my 9 years in the business. I guess I shouldn't bust your chops that your photo is of you in a t-shirt.... Gotcha!  Don't feel bad, I'm wearing a pair of jeans while I write this.

Nov 02, 2009 07:32 AM
Ken Tracy
Coldwell Banker Residential - Naperville, IL
Helping clients buy and sell since 2005

Hi John.  I was thinking of writing on this topic too...

What is the definition of a full time Realtor, anyway?

Thanks for writing,

Ken

Nov 02, 2009 08:15 AM
Carol Hamilton
Prudential Ambassador - Omaha, NE
Prudential, Real Estate, Omaha, NE

You are so right, John.  It doesn't matter what ones puts on their card.  Their behavior will tell the truth for them.

Nov 02, 2009 09:07 AM
John Mulkey
TheHousingGuru.com - Waleska, GA
Housing Guru

John - "Full Time Realtor" doesn't necessarily mean professional or competent.

Nov 02, 2009 01:15 PM

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