REALTOR/CLIENT RELATIONSHIPS--LIKE A MARRAIGE? Bad one many times....

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Real Estate Agent with LakeView Realty Enterprises, Inc DRE 01235311

 There are times when, after working with a client/clients, that we (Realtors) have to decide if this "relationship" is going anywhere. Worth saving!  Realtor/client relationships can be as testy as a rocky marriage. For instance: you have the "cheating" client--who Realtor hops (or has), if  you know what I mean?  When can we, if we can, learn to trust them? Or can we ever? Once a cheater always a cheater?  Or, the secretive client; never telling the realtor quite everything--So afraid if we know what their "real" budget is, we'll ONLY show them the super high-priced tag stuff over their budget. And whatever you do, don't let the Realtor know who much you like a place.   If we have done our duel-diligence (tried like heck to find the right house, hauled their buns around zillions of miles, educated them about the market, provided comps) and they are still unhappy (want to drive around another zillion miles, see another zillion homes), should we call it a day? How long should we try to hang on? Or should we just hang it up?

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Cynthia Sloop
Community Association Manager - Indianapolis, IN
Well Kathy, tht's a good question!  Only you can answer for you.  Me, I get very frustrated with the above and hope that they will buy or come clean. 
Jan 31, 2007 11:07 AM #1
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Kat DeLong
LakeView Realty Enterprises, Inc - Lake Arrowhead, CA
Realtor DRE#01235311, Lake Arrowhead Real Estate (

 Thanks, Cynthia, for your comments.  I agree about the frustration! After writing that piece yesterday--it was rather cleansing--I decided to cut my loss and let them go.  I am really going to try a new approach this year: go with my GUT. When it says "cut your losses and move on," I AM moving on. NEXT!

Jan 31, 2007 11:37 PM #2
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Brenda

Kathy,

You hit it on the head. We can only be a tour guide for so long.  At one of our conventions we had a  speaker that told us a story about driving a client around for several days.  He pulled up to a stop sign -- the client rolled down the window to yell at a lady on the curb.  When the light turned green the agent asked if that was a good friend.--- The client said: " No that was my Real Estate Agent, she has been on vacation, and I'm glad she is back"  The agent stopped the car and said ---"Get out of my car". I guess we are going to be forced to use Buyer Broker agreements from now on - so we will be able to be paid for our services.

Mar 08, 2007 08:43 AM #3
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Kathy "Kat"

WOW--how rude those people were!  Honestly, it amazes me daily the audacity some people have. KUDOS to the agent for dumping those buyers right there and then.   Thank you for commenting, Brenda. I appreicate it.

Mar 08, 2007 08:54 AM #4
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