That's some stinky bait!

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Real Estate Agent with Prado Real Estate South UT DRE# 6541633-SA00
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That's some stinky bait!That's some stinky bait!

A potential buyer told me,  “Whoever brings me the most ‘smoking deal’ is the one who will write the contract." He must have thought his offer was very alluring and that I was eagerly awaiting such an opportunity!

 

“Do YOU work for FREE?" I asked. Of course, he answered "NO" but yet, he is willing to put someone else in that position, if allowed. He refused to sign a Buyer/Broker Agreement when asked because:

  • He was stringing other agents along

  • Of his blatant disrespect for the industry

  • He thought a team gains better results

 

I am glad to live in a small community where REALTORS® look out for each other. I’m thankful another agent called to inform me of the situation. I most likely would have wasted more time, resources and energy.

 

 

This is a business, my business, not a game Mr. Potential Buyer. There are others who will take that stinky bait. Not me, I'd rather go fishing, use my own and have better luck!

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Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Good Morning Wanda,  Some people just do not get it that we are in a business.  Hope you win, keep us updated!

Aug 30, 2013 01:09 AM #1
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Will, I hope he was able to achieve his goals but was not willing to stick around and find out! Recommends are trickling in...crossing my fingers!

Aug 30, 2013 01:29 AM #2
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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Wanda,  I had a similar experience recently.  No way is that ever going to happen.  Like you, I'd rather spend the time doing something I enjoy ... like working with clients who get it, trust me and respect me ... or getting a pedicure or a massage.  Ahhhhhh ... the joys of self employment. 

Aug 30, 2013 02:09 AM #3
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Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
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Those kind of people just make me sick.  They think they are so smart and know the business so well.  

Aug 30, 2013 02:27 AM #4
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Kathleen, Thankfully, we are able to manage our business the way we see fit. and know that when I do a great service, the rest follows!

Gene, Once he refused to sign an agreement, I knew that was my cue to move on!

Aug 30, 2013 03:09 AM #5
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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Youi are money ahead by walking away. 

There was no guarentee of seeing anything come of your work.

Aug 30, 2013 07:00 AM #6
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Wanda,

Good for you, the guy who trained Ron used to say, "Don't be a VW (Volunteer Worker).  Have a great weekend, and I love your stinky bait analogy.  A

Aug 30, 2013 07:03 AM #7
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You are right about that Bill!

Alexandra, Ron's teacher was a smart one! I learned early to get a commitment and if the answer was no, there most likely was a hidden agenda.

Aug 30, 2013 07:58 AM #8
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AJ Heidmann ~ CRS
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Wanda - I wonder how that buyer actually thought that was an enticing proposition???  I agree with you; go out and fish / read a book / workout / spend time with family rather than invest any additional time with him.

Aug 30, 2013 08:23 AM #9
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AJ, Not sure what he was thinking but it didn't work for me. Finding a buyer a home does not involve a team of agents falling over each other to get to the finish line when only one is rewarded!

Aug 30, 2013 08:40 AM #10
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Wayne Johnson
Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS® - San Antonio, TX
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WandaThere must be a lot of agents who participate in the cattle calls for busines. Maybe something from an investment seminar tactic.
Aug 30, 2013 10:12 AM #11
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Wayne, I prefer the one-on-one approach myself. It is more effective! Enjoy this wonderful weekend!

Aug 30, 2013 10:39 AM #12
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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I had a similar experience recently......and before that. Sometimes you do have a buyer for that area and I just need to match them. Yet, some buyers expect a better terms for a pocket listing, so basically it is probably not the best and highest...Not a good game for a seller.

Aug 31, 2013 05:10 AM #13
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Ralph Gorgoglione
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It comes down to ethics. Of course stringing agents along is legal, but ethical-- uh not. Good job educating this client.

Aug 31, 2013 01:44 PM #14
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Inna, Sorry you are experiencing this too. Ask up front for a commitment to avoid wasted time and resources. If they say no, move on!

 

Aug 31, 2013 03:41 PM #15
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Ralph, People who know our work ethic understand how hard we work.

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