Realtors..We're suppose to be messengers....not competitors.

Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Sundance Realty
How many times have we dealt with Realtors who seem to have an emotional attachment to their buyers and their buyers property. Sometimes develop an adverserial relationship with the other Realtor, even though we both have the same goal. To sell the house. Offering un-asked for opinions, except in warranted situations, is uncalled for. PRESENT THE OFFER. Let the customer decide.Please don't do it in a negative manner .Remember,we both get paid if the deal goes through.Be PROFESSIONAL in all that you do.Guide you customer through the a positive manner.Respond to any offers in a timely manner.Represent your customer as you would want to be represented.

Comments (6)

Gene Dexter
Asset Realty - Seattle, WA
Seattle Realtor

So true, thanks for this clear and simple message!



Oct 22, 2007 04:27 AM
Midori Miller
Talk 2 Midori, LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
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David-great post and oh so true...keep your personal feelings out of it and just relay the info.  Why do agents insist on verbalizing their mere mortal opinion?  Today I dealt with just agent getting emotional during a transaction....why....I say just get it done!
Oct 22, 2007 04:36 AM
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County
Davide- We are conduits to the transaction. We should represent but not get emotionally attached to the transaction. Good post.
Oct 22, 2007 05:38 AM
Lysa Napolitano
Daytona Beach, FL
Well put David.
Oct 22, 2007 11:30 AM
Nancy Moeller
Seven Gables Real Estate - Anaheim Hills, CA
Excellent point David. We are their advocates, but not their parents.
Oct 23, 2007 12:46 PM
Lori DeLoera
Century 21 Sundance - Port Orange, FL
Well said.  So articulate and concise, yet true and to the point.  Bravo.  I wish all Realtors would take this sage advice.
Oct 29, 2007 01:55 AM