You Might Consider Another Line of Work

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Managing Real Estate Broker with eXp Realty RB-19250

Jeff Foxworthy has, “you might be a redneck.”  I have, “you might consider another line of work.”

If you are a real estate agent or a loan officer and:

1)      You don’t put your client’s needs ahead of yours; you might consider another line of work.

2)      You don’t return phone calls on a timely basis; you might consider another line of work.

3)      You are not getting properly trained; you might consider another line of work.

4)      You don’t like people and you can’t treat everyone exactly the same; you might consider another line of work.

5)      If you are not willing to work as many hours as it takes to get the job done; you might consider another line of work.

6)      If you turn off your phone on the weekends; you might consider another line of work.

7)      If you can’t follow a timeline; you might consider another line of work.

8)      If you think a closing date is only an estimate; you might consider another line of work.

9)      If you think a deposit is the opposite of posite; you might consider another line of work.

10)   You believe a deed is something a boy scout does at least once a day; you might consider another line of work.

11)   You think a closing is when they turn the lights out at your office and lock the doors; you might consider another line of work.

12)   You order a survey and they e-mail a list of questions to your friends; you might consider another line of work.

13)    You think a carport is a truck that carries several cars; you might consider another line of work.

14)   You believe a counter offer is used to buy a counter; you might consider another line of work.

15)   You think a short sale is a fast one; you might consider another line of work.

16)   You think an addendum tells you who the speakers are at a meeting; you might consider another line of work.

17)   You think a covenant is a religious cult; you might consider another line of work.

18)   Last but not least, you think escrow is something you get in a French restaurant; you might consider another line of work.

The behavior of many loan officers and real estate agents has gotten pretty bad.  I can’t tell you how many phone and e-mail messages a week I send, that go unanswered.  My time and my client’s time seem to have little value to many.  You know they are not returning their client’s messages either in these cases.

The number of poorly written contracts and untrained agents is mind blowing.  I have crossed swords with many loan officers who do not care about the unnecessary stress they put their clients through. 

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Randy L. Prothero, REALTOR®

Broker-in-Charge, ABR, AHWD, CRB, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, MRP, SFR

eXp Realty

Team Leader - "The Prothero Group"

Randy Prothero is well established as an expert in working with military / VA clients and first time home buyers.  His home seller's (listing) campaign is one of the most aggressive marketing programs in the area.  His luxury home listings sell faster and for more money.

Based out of Mililani, Hawaii. Randy services the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) Performs mediations and ombudsman services for the Board of Realtors.  To improve overall professionalism in his area Randy also offers classes for real estate agents. 

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Robert Hammerstein -201-315-8618
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Randy - So Sad and So True unfortunately in so many cases that we come across on a daily basis it seems... lol Great frustration post... and very creative..... Loved it...

Oct 03, 2011 01:49 PM #47
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Reba - Sometimes we have to lighten it up otherwise we would drive ourselves nuts.

Regina - I think upping the level of professionalism is something we should always strive for.

Sue - Good point, training in needed more than ever.

Robert & Lisa - Thank you

Oct 03, 2011 01:54 PM #48
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Randy, this one is right up there with last week's texting for geezer's post!  I love it.

Oct 03, 2011 02:27 PM #49
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Randy - Feeling a bit of frustration?  My favorite - " you think escrow is something you get in a French restaurant".

Oct 03, 2011 02:48 PM #50
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Patricia - I missed that one.  I am going back to find it.

Christine - Mine too.

Oct 03, 2011 02:59 PM #51
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Thanks for the fun!  You are a talented and funny writer but I want you to keep your day job. 

Oct 03, 2011 07:08 PM #52
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Marge - No one has offered me a night job.  LOL

Oct 03, 2011 08:45 PM #53
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Cheryl Ritchie
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This has so many true points that I cannot seem to laugh at any of them. Makes you think!
Oct 03, 2011 10:26 PM #54
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Margie Kopp Sorrell
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Returning phone calls. That's my biggest pet peeve with Agents. The three day call back in unacceptable.

Oct 04, 2011 04:32 AM #55
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Cheryl - I need to laugh to keep the stress under control.

Margie - Just got a 4-day response from a lender on a transaction that was scheduled to close 4 days ago.  They simply do not care.

Oct 04, 2011 05:49 AM #56
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Congrats on the feature.  It was definitely hilarious, and so true to boot. 

Oct 04, 2011 10:15 AM #57
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Don - Thank you

Oct 04, 2011 01:33 PM #58
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A great post to begin my day in the middle of the week! Thanks for posting this one and have a super day!

Oct 19, 2011 03:29 AM #59
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Barbara-Jo - Thank you

Oct 19, 2011 06:59 PM #60
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In a market like this one there are those that a really good and those that know nothing at all.  That is why I am LMAO on this one.

Oct 30, 2011 06:53 PM #61
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Tim - We do get all extremes.

Nov 01, 2011 01:36 AM #62
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Wishing you and your entire family a wonderful Thanksgiving Day surrounded by family and friends!

Nov 24, 2011 12:57 AM #63
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Thank you for the nice wishes.  I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season.

Dec 05, 2011 12:04 PM #64
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Randy

I love this list but really had to laugh at the short sale one. I have been asked the question about short sales being short multiple times, even recently. It's clear there are many misconceptions by consumers. And perhaps even some agents who purpost to be short sale experts.

Jeff

Dec 07, 2011 03:21 AM #65
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Jeff - In some cases, short sale expert means they are good at selling homes for less money.

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