Agent Resistance - How Would You Respond?

Real Estate Agent

Quick Question:

If you are confronted by someone  in your office how would you respond?  I am interested in your feedback.  A colleague of mine was approached by someone in the office.

Let me set the stage:

A colleague of mine sells properties using her unique sales strategy.  She sold 25 properties last year and is on track for at least 35 this year.    The agent that confronted, in the office with several people standing around said to her:

"I would never show one of your properties? Aren't you making enemies with other agents? Does your sales strategy actually work?" 


WHAT WOULD YOU DO?  What would you say?









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Comments (4)

Ki Gray LLC - Aspen, CO - the ultimate snowsport home search!

Sounds like a tough situation.  I would probably have to be there to give my response.  Hope that things turn out well.

May 16, 2013 01:20 AM
Kathy Scipione
Long and Foster Re Inc - Malvern, PA
Kathy Scipione, CRS, GRI, AHLS, ABR,


Interesting post.


My response would probably be..."I'm so sorry you feel that way.  I would hope you would re-consider.  We all work hard in this business and we would be doing a disservice to ourselves and our clients if we don't try to work together and sell homes.

May 16, 2013 01:22 AM
Bette Gottwald
UNITED REAL ESTATE | Central PA - Mechanicsburg, PA
"Bet"on Central PA Real Estate!

If I were her, I wouldn't respond at all.  Obviously she is doing something right to increase her sales by almost 30% in one year.  Be a professional, and walk away with your head up high,

May 16, 2013 01:50 AM
Joe Kerouac
Madison, NJ
Real estate agent and writer

That seems like a short-sighted statement on the agent's part.  What if one of the listings was perfect for one of her buyers?  

I would let that agent's comments go in one ear and out the other.  I've come across agents that have made some pretty rude or obtuse comments over the years, say at a broker's open or in the office.  And so often those words come out of the mouths of fairly new or inexperienced agents.  


May 16, 2013 04:11 AM