Realtors’ bad behavior at another realtor’s brokers tour/open house
Yesterday during a broker’s tour, I was reveling in the good and positive comments from agents and neighbors who came to see my newest Alameda listing. As always, I served Chinese dim sum, which helped provide a festive atmosphere where agents lingered and talked among ourselves.
Here comes Ms. Sourpuss. She didn’t say hi, and proceeded to complain that I should have put on the gate what the access code is to enter. I told her that I provided that info under confidential remarks on the MLS listing, and again in the tour listing. Obviously, seeing many agents on the premises, they got there without any problems.
But oh no, that wasn’t enough for Ms. Sourpuss. She said she doesn’t print the MLS listing details, and just goes by charting a map. She kept on grumbling that I should have provided that code with the instructions.
One of the words I totally dislike using seems appropriate at this time: “Whatever!” But I bit my tongue -– and I wish she did, too --- and just turned to speak to someone else.
Most realtors know that one of the best benefits of holding open houses is to engage potential clients.
One realtor came through and started asking all kinds of questions. Answering a few of his questions was fine, but when he wanted to engage me on a full scale discussion amidst many people wandering around also wanting to ask questions, I had to tell him to call or email me with his questions later.
Another realtor started pointing out – in a loud voice, of course – things he found wrong with the property. Perhaps he was trying to show his knowledge, but all he succeeded in doing is show his ass!
We are in this profession. How we behave reflect on all of us. If we are to be regarded and treated with respect, let’s be on our best behavior not just towards our clients but each other as well.