Have you come across REALTORS that DON'T SPEAK ENGLISH?

Real Estate Agent with BPO Realty LLC

Have you come across Realtors that can NOT speak English?


I hope everyone understands how important it is to be able to communicate with your customer in their own language. But most importantly we should be able to understand the language of the country that we are in. It is hard for me to understand some one representing a customer here in the USA and not understanding English. If I went to China to buy  Real Estate I would like for the person representing me to understand me but most of all it would be a must for them to be fluent in Chinese.



If you have come across Realtors that can not speak the language, please share your stories. I want to feel like I am not the only one having such problems.  I find it frustrating to have to work double because I feel the party is not getting representation.

I was sent an addendum that didn’t make sense in any language. I have to go through the trouble of having them sign a No Brokerage Representation form, in their language and English because I have to explain the contract that their Realtor wrote in many cases had to re-write contracts because they didn’t make sense.


I do not have a prrblem with people making an effort coming to America to better their life styles or situations. I came from another country and had to learn English I know it is not easy. I feel like there is an injustice being committed towards the customers when they are signing papers that they don’t even understand. I was told that classes for the license was offered in other languages, I think this is very wrong, I believe it is a Law Suit waiting to happen.


Comments (2)

Donna Harris
Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com - Austin, TX
Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator
I have had that issue.  Sometimes I feel I have to talk to them like they're 5 years old in order for them to understand me.  I took an Arbitration training class last week and there was a gentleman in the class that was very hard to understand.  I am amazed that he thought real estate would be a good opportunity for him, muchless arbitrating with two parties who might get frustrated if they can't understand him.
Oct 31, 2006 11:33 AM
Rosa Elena Martinez
BPO Realty LLC - Lake Worth, FL

I wonder if there are any stats at the board or with the state on complaints made...


I even have problems getting showing instructions, and I speak several languages.

I think some one needs to take a bigger look at the problem with offering the classes in other language is doing.

Oct 31, 2006 08:50 PM