My 2 Cents Worth

Real Estate Sales Representative with Apex Results Realty Inc.Brokerage

Can I Have Your 2 Cents Worth?            


I find that once people learn that I am a Realtor many times I get “Can I ask you a question” My first reaction is always sure why not, maybe I will get some business. The majority of the time it is, what is the market doing, how are prices, we have been thinking of moving, all good questions might even get me excited, possible business, maybe a chance to make money. Sure you can have my 2 cents worth. The reason they are asking is because I am a professional at what I do, I work the market, I take courses, and I take time to stay current with the market, all things that cost more than 2 cents. And what are the closing remarks, yeah we have our house listed; my friend is in Real Estate, I follow I know what is going on, did I just get short changed ? 

I realize that this is part of the business and sometimes you win and sometimes you do not, but should we be so free to give away our expertise and time, I am not sure if there is any other profession that just gives away their knowledge like Realtor's, at least it would be nice to get the 2 cents worth.



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Victor Zuniga
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Properties - San Diego, CA

You have a very positive and professionl attitude towards your business. :)

Mar 07, 2012 12:54 AM #1
Pamela Seley
West Coast Realty Division - Murrieta, CA
Residential Real Estate Agent serving SW RivCo CA

It does seem to go with the profession. I give out information often for free often without a commitment. That's only once. After that I need a commitment. 

Mar 07, 2012 12:54 AM #2
Beth and Richard Witt
Long Island Cash Home Buyer - Center Moriches, NY
Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940

I got a son that's a Doctor... wanna talk with him about giving away stuff... and also ask him about all the laws suits and the insurance they have to pay... We don't have it so bad compared to some...

Mar 07, 2012 12:56 AM #3
Jo Olson
HOMEFRONT Realty - Kettle Falls, WA
Retired - HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt

Tibor, I hate when people do that.  I do give my information freely.  But if they get an attitude or do the "my house is listed" thing - I ask them if they have had a chat with their agent.  

Mar 07, 2012 12:56 AM #4
Stephen Proski
RE/MAX Scottsdale, AZ Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale Homes For Sale

Tibor that seems to go with the territory and consumers today have access to just about everything they need to know from sites like Zillow, Trulia,, but what they don't have is a professional REALTOR to guide and direct them.

Mar 07, 2012 01:36 AM #5

Thanks Victor

Pamela good policy to have

Richard we could be worse I agree but we really should keep our level of service of value

Jo then I go continue to say I should not be having this conversation because of ethical reasons

Stephen that is the reason we shouldn't be just giving away our expertise at the drop of a hat

Thanks everyone for sharing your thoughts

Mar 07, 2012 02:59 AM #6
Rob Lang
At Home Kansas - Lawrence, KS
Local Expert in Lawrence Kansas Real Estate Homes

Tibor, this reminds me of a humorous story about a graphic designer that gets hit up by fellow employees for his services and gives them a hard time for the same reason. Check it out if you have a second!

Mar 07, 2012 03:34 PM #7

I like the red hat hope she found her cat.

Mar 07, 2012 10:23 PM #8
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Tibor -- as others have stated --it is an occupational "hazard" and an opportunity to showcase your talents.  Stay positive and be well.  

Mar 10, 2012 02:53 AM #9
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