5 Reasons to Work Well With the Other Agent

Reblogger Al Raymondi
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida BK559597
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Connie Harvey in Tennessee published a terrific post in her rant of the day and she details the reasons we should all play nice and professional and by the rules and oh yeah ......... return those calls and emails from other agents.

Original content by Connie Harvey

5 Reasons to Work Well With the Other Agent

This afternoon we will close on a property that was supposed to close on It's time to Buy a HouseMonday of this week. A two day delay is not the end of the world but it's sad that there are bad feelings probably on both sides. This could have been avoided if the Buyers' Agent had just communicated.

Without going into the details of this transaction, my thoughts go to this other agent and my first thought is I hope I never have to do business with them because it wasn't a pleasant experience.

 

Without further ado: 5 Reasons to Work Well with the Other Agent

Answer your email

 

1. The agent will surely tell their co-workers and everyone they know what a bad experience it was. When the Lender called Friday NIGHT to tell us that we were not closing on Monday, you had a responsibility to respond to emails and phone calls over the weekend. Your email Monday morning that said "I'm sorry, I've been busy and I missed that email" doesn't cut it. Besides, which of the 6 emails was "THAT"?

2. The agent will avoid showing your property and hope that you don't show theirs. When, in frustration, on Monday afternoon you got the email from us telling you that our contract would be void since you didn't bother to send and Extension to Close addendum and that we'd be putting the house back on the market, you called within 5 minutes. Do you just get the emails that worry Cleaning the Houseyou?

 

 

3. The agents clients will tell everyone they know about the experience. Monday as the Seller was cleaning the house, the power went off because you didn't give the Buyers the list of utilities and remind them that they needed to get them switched before closing. So your Buyer is getting a home that isn't totally clean.

 

4. It's not about you. It's about doing a good job for your clients. Your client did not get an extremely cheap 1 year old refrigerator because you failed to communicate with them that it was for sale. Sitting at the closing table and telling them was too late. The refrigerator was gone because we were giving you possession at closing. All personal items had to be gone.

5. Your reputation in the industry is all you have. Once you're known as someone difficult to work with other agents will go out of their way to avoid you. Agents don't like to work with agents that don't do their job, return phone calls and emails. They especially don't work well with agents that lie to them.

Just do your job. You make us all look bad when you don't.

 

My rant for the day.

 

Connie Harveyis a local agent with Pilkerton Realtors, serving home buyers and sellers in Nashville, TN, Brentwood TN, and Franklin TN. Let her help you realize your Real Estate goals. She can be reached at 615-371-2474.


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John Saari
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Nice list Al. Not to mention it just makes sense to be nice to others.

Jun 23, 2011 10:04 AM #1
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Corinne Hale
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Super post. Sow seeds the way you want to be treated.

Jun 23, 2011 10:10 AM #2
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Al Raymondi
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Thanks for stopping in to comment John and Corinne.  This post belongs to Connie Harvey and I had to re-blog it because it makes so much sense and is so well done.  Let the Golden Rule be our guide in dealing with one another and everybody will get along much better.

Jun 23, 2011 10:31 AM #3
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Michael Dagner
Brokers Guild Classic - Denver, CO
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Hi Al,

Its the kiss of death to develop a reputation problem.  I suspect that many agents will have a long memory if they've been treated well, or poorly, whichever the case may be.  Many good points, especially that the agent will avoid showing your property.  Best to you.

Jun 23, 2011 03:09 PM #4
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Al Raymondi
Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida - Ormond Beach, FL
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Thanks for your insight Michael.  You are correct and we surely do remember those that have treated us well or poorly.

Jun 23, 2011 04:39 PM #5
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Connie Harvey
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Al, It's always such a compliment to have someone read your post, much less reBlog it. Thank you!

Jun 25, 2011 05:24 AM #6
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Al Raymondi
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That's what may happen when you publish something great Connie.  Enjoy your weekend.

Jun 25, 2011 05:34 AM #7
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