Real Estate Agent with Forefront Real Estate/ Forefront Mortgage

I have been around pretty much since the advent of dirt. And I have to be honest, I recieved a reply from yesterday's blog entry, ATTENTION LISTING AGENTS ,that left me speechless. Being of Irish decent, I don't find myself afflicted with that problem very often. Luckily, it didn't leave me fingerless, so here I am. Please take a moment to read that blog entry above. The following is the actual reply I received from it.  

I'm guilty of this. Here's our problem...We have an offer (or many offers) and we sent one to the bank. We are waiting for the bank to respond to the offer to see how they respond. At this point, we don't even know if the buyer is still around. Although we are supposed to put it in "backup mode", we need the days of market to accumulate and to show active so the BPO can reflect this info.

Now here you come and want to see the property. The reason why you don't get a quick response, is because we don't need you at this time until we know what the bank wants and if the buyer is still around.

Is it unprofessional? Yes. However, just move along to another short sale listing is all I can say.


Satar - Amiri Property and Financial Services Corp.


Now, here is my reply to Mr Amiri:

Satar-Some how, I'd bet you feel neither guilty nor have the conscience to do so. Hopefully, you'll find your way out of the business as quickly as you found your way in. I think it's safe to assume that will happen when you realize that neither this business, nor the rest of the world, revolve around you.

Pat Palmer-REALTOR, Upland, CA 91786 (Forefront Real Estate/ Forefront Mortgage)

I would love to know how you feel about this?

Comments (5)

Carlos B
TreeHouseForRent.Com - Exeter, CA

Yeah, it was harsh. The level of courtesy received always seems to be inversely proportional to the amount of business available. With all the forclosures though, there's too much work for some people to care. He might even think that he was being nice by responding to your quieries the way he did. Go figure?

Jan 27, 2010 12:13 AM
Lois Kubota
Keller Williams, Walnut Creek, California, DRE#01865028 - Walnut Creek, CA

Would it be too hard to call back and tell you that?  What happened to professional courtesy?

Jan 27, 2010 12:13 AM
Pat Palmer
Forefront Real Estate/ Forefront Mortgage - Upland, CA
Realtor - Upland, CA 91786

Carlos: If he's too busy, hire, fire or hold. And I'm going to assume "nice" to be similar in structure to" guilt".

Lois: THAT'S funny! Or at least attach it as a supplement on his MLS instructions. That way, I would know to filter out his listings to start with.

Jan 27, 2010 12:26 AM
Mike Carlier
Lakeville, MN
More opinions than you want to hear about.

I can't imagine a more appropriate reply.  One thing my clients seem to understand is that the listing agent's competence, accessability, and cooperation are all necessary in completing a short sale transaction.  They are usually happy to pass when a listing comes from an agent who doesn't appear to have all three.

Jan 27, 2010 12:27 AM
Pat Palmer
Forefront Real Estate/ Forefront Mortgage - Upland, CA
Realtor - Upland, CA 91786

Mike: Thanks  a lot. I'm sitll kinda' shaking my head over that one.

Jan 27, 2010 09:01 AM