Contractual Agreements and Family Obligations. Are You Cheating?

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Real Estate Agent with Meritus Group Real Estate SD 14808

I get your call during floor time and you ask some information about a home. It turns out you want to see it later. It is not my personal listing but a colleagues, so yes that is fine. I do my normal spiel and ask if you are working with any other agents and you say no. The showing comes and the showing goes and you say you love the house. I try to call you later to check in and never can contact you again. Your not cheating on me are you??

 

I meet you at open house and we chat for an hour. You want to know more about listings in the neighborhood. I ask if you would like a customer portal to see the newest listings and you are excited about the possibility. Great I love your excitement it makes me job fun! I set up your portal and then I never hear from you again. Your not cheating on me are you?

 

I get a call off of my website since I offer a free Comparative Market Analysis. I come and meet you and look at your home. It is a beautiful place! I go home and take an hour or two to do the report. Then I come back later to present it. I leave my hard work behind and leave with a good feeling. I later drive by and see a sign with your same last name on it. Your not cheating on me are you??

 

As much as I love to help you I really don’t like finding out that you called me just because your agent wouldn’t answer their phone exactly that minute.  As much as I love to talk to you and let you know about our market conditions if you have no intention of opening up the email to get into the client portal please let me know! They take time to set up that I could use to do something else that needs done. If you have no intention to use me to list and already know that you are going to list with Aunt Jeanie then please don’t use me to double check her numbers.

 

As much as I love my job I do not like feeling like a tool! My car takes gas and I have to pay for it just like you. The time I am working on your assignment is time I could be working for actual clients whom I have relationships with. I also have this thing called a family who would kind of like to see me as well. Time is money and we only have a limited supply of both! So please don’t cheat! 

If you are looking for an agent to bend over backwards to help you in anyway I can then please by all means call me! I would love to go to work for you!

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Rosalie A. Evans                                                                      

HJN Team Real Estate

101 W. 69th St.

Sioux Falls, SD 57108

Cell 605-366-7242

rosaliesellssiouxfalls@gmail.com

 

                                       

 

   

 

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Comments (7)

Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Solutions - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

Hey, darling ~ this is a song as old as people have been doing this business.  Your Cheatin' Heart is a great choice to go with this post . . . cute . . . AND FRUSTRATING!

Nov 14, 2011 01:24 PM
Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Solutions - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

Oh, and I keep meaning to tell you how much I like your new profile picture.  Love the hair color ;)

Nov 14, 2011 01:24 PM
Didi Doolittle
Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate, Eagle Office - Vail, CO
Vail, CO Realtor 970.232.8225

Perfect song to match this post, Rosalie!  This is one of those issues that comes up a lot here in a resort community.  People are only here for short visits, and they don't seem to realize that time is money to us who work on commission only.  Wish there was a quick fix.

ps- I agree with Mimi, great new photo!

Nov 15, 2011 07:05 AM
Rosalie Evans
Meritus Group Real Estate - Sioux Falls, SD
The Evans Group, Sioux Falls, SD Homes For Sale

Mimi darling hope you are having a great week! I am glad you like that picture because I am not convinced that I do. I have always loved Patsy Cline. 

Nov 15, 2011 09:44 AM
Rosalie Evans
Meritus Group Real Estate - Sioux Falls, SD
The Evans Group, Sioux Falls, SD Homes For Sale

Didi- I can only imagine how bad it would be in a resort area! Glad you like my picture! 

Nov 15, 2011 09:53 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Hi Rosalie, You're so right in all of those scenarios. We have to abide by our ethics to be loyal to our clients, but they have no such ethics and also very little conscience. They see us as tool to be used for their own good

Nov 15, 2011 12:51 PM
Rosalie Evans
Meritus Group Real Estate - Sioux Falls, SD
The Evans Group, Sioux Falls, SD Homes For Sale

Ed- I know right! As much as I love my job sometimes it can really stink!

Nov 15, 2011 02:38 PM