Do All Realtors Cry Sometimes?

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX ELITE 290581

I had only been in real estate for one week.  I was a buyers agent at Re/Max here in Hendersonville and my boss gave me a lead.  It was a call from one of her signs.  I met the lady and her mom at the property.  My husband happened to be with me that day the lady had a question about the HVAC and I asked Maury, my husband, to look at the unit.  He answered a few questions and that was it.  Later that day I got word at the office that one of the other RE/MAX agents wrote up a contract on the house I showed for the people I showed it to!  I am a pit bull when it comes to 'fair" so I called the agent and told her that I had showed the house earlier in the day...yada...yada...yada.  I think she used the term "bless your heart" which in the south means, "you idiot". 

I have only been in real estate for three years, it do love it most of the time, but for you vets who have not hardened your hearts and continue to plug away in our industry my hat is off to you.  Real estate is the place where I have felt the full pendelum of sad and overjoyed!  I'm looking forward to what's ahead

Comments (5)

"The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW.
President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc. - Kissimmee, FL


Yup. "Bless your heart" is a come back from someone who doesn't give a crap. I am in Florida and hear that expression all the time. They might as well say "bite me" with a big smile on their face :)

Damion has a good point. You need to find out the facts before you draw any conclusions or make any assumptions. It could very well be that the "Bless your heart" lady is their agent and you unknowingly played a game of "go-fur".

Remember showing a house does not give you procuring cause. I have owned a Real Estate Company for 12 years and I am well versed in procuring cause. I sat as a Director on our local BOR and procuring cause involves way more than "I showed the house. So I should get paid" :)

Hang in there. It gets better. Trust me on that. SVW (smiling very wide) 



Jan 19, 2007 12:15 AM
Mario Levesque
Advantage Avenue Real Estate - Wesley Chapel, FL
Tampa Realtor

I have had similar experiences Ann,

The first questions I now ask: 

1) Have you talk with a loan officer to see how you qualify for a Mortgage?

2) Are you presently working with a Realtor?

Welcome to Active Rain by the way!

I joined recently and I do not know of an Instruction documents per se for the ActiveRain Networking website but a lot of people have posted helpful blogs on how to do
things and how the website really works.  I have included the links
below for your reference.

Hope this helps

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ActiveRain FAQ

Setting Up Your ActiveRain Profile

The Official Unofficial Guide to Getting Involved on Active Rain...

Blog categories - Where should I put my post?

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Jan 19, 2007 03:43 AM
Ann Buchanan
RE/MAX ELITE - Hendersonville, TN
2014/2015/2016 Sales Associate of the Year

Thank you for the encouragment.  I was just to new and to excited.  I managed to ask before showing the house if she was working with another agent.  She said "not at this time".  That is not a no.  That's what I look for now.  I did start doing Buyer/Agency agreements after that.  It was my first real  e s c r a p e.  Still loving what I'm doing looking forward to the future.

Jan 19, 2007 04:31 PM
Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate
Welcome to Active Rain, Ann!  Live and learn, you are much better now three years later but what a tough lesson so early in your career.
Jan 19, 2007 10:24 PM
Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

I think I'd make the case a little stronger. Procurring cause is part of our Ethics Rules and I'm not sure I'd give up yet. Welcome to the Rain btw. Fun place to interact with other agents. 

Oct 07, 2014 04:38 AM