How To Fire a Buyer if you need to!!!

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Real Estate Agent with ReMax 10

We all at some point in our Real Estate Careers we have had to fire a buyer or seller.

Here are some ways it has been done!

  • Don't call them back!
  • Give them a crazy answer when they ask a crazy question and hope they go away.
  • Cancel showing appointments, hope they get the message.
  • Find an excuse, any excuse not to follow up with them.
  • Tell them politely,you are referring them to another agent.
  • Don't tell them you are referring them to another agent, but do it anyway.
  • Misplace their phone number,email etc.
  • Tell them the truth, why you cannot work with them.You're Fired

OK, I know what you are thinking, who would want to fire a buyer? Many of us know the answer. There are times when it just has to be done. Realtors have pride and ethics and a code to live by contrary to what many believe. Sometimes it just not worth it.

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Rainmaker
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Kathy Toth
Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams - Ann Arbor, MI
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One agent told them she was not a taxi cab driver.  They had followed her to house number 1 and they joined her in her car.  After feeling like she was just a driver, she took them back to her office and told them to call a cab to get back to where their car was left...now that took guts!

Dec 31, 2010 10:49 AM #1
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Jenny Durling
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I've told buyers that we are not a good fit. This particular couple was listening to everyone but me, including complete strangers off the Internet. I told them that I work as  team with my clients and if they only want someone to unlock doors for them, they need to find someone else to work with. I didn't refer them to another agent because I couldn't imagine anyone I know wanting to work with them!

Dec 31, 2010 10:53 AM #2
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Randy Ostrander
Lake and Lodge Realty LLC - Big Rapids, MI
Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI

Seems these days I need a buyer screener to weed out a few of the crazy's. Happy New Year!

Dec 31, 2010 11:24 AM #3
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Suzanne Taylor
Ultima Real Estate - Corpus Christi - Corpus Christi, TX
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One of my clients only wanted to she wanted to make lowball offers and ask for personal items, glad to see the last of her.

Dec 31, 2010 11:37 AM #4
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Wayne B. Pruner
Oregon First - Tigard, OR
Tigard Oregon Homes for Sale, Realtor, GRI

These are all vailid ways, but I use the last one the most.

Dec 31, 2010 02:24 PM #5
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