Ok, that's a long title! It seems these days, I am hearing this more and more. Then, the disturbing part, is once we get down to the offer, the other agent say something stupid like "You were the only offer we got". This has happened probably each time in the last 5 offers I wrote...and I don't sell that many homes being the Broker. Each time the other Agent said something stupid letting me know that there really wasn't an offer.
The number one thing I dislike about our business is the dishonesty of so many Agents. I really believe that until we start truly policing our own, we will always have this bad reputation. After all, so many people, not just Agents, will do whatever they can to make a buck. I have always believed that if you do EVERYTHING with truthfulness and honesty, you will always come out on top.
I like to say, I have made millions in the past 30 years of owning different businesses. Unfortunately I have lost just a little more! However, I have always done it on my terms and I have ALWAYS done it honestly and ethically.
It's time to start filing grievances and get rid of the bad apples in our business. Look people in the eyes, do what is in their best interest and always have a smile and this business is not hard. People will want to work with you.