Realtor’s bad behavior at another realtor’s brokers tour/open house

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Realtors’ bad behavior at another realtor’s brokers tour/open house 


Broker’s tour

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. 


Open house

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.

Comments (5)

John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

There is always an ass inevery crowd.  Don't sweat it Pacita.

Jan 22, 2014 10:01 AM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

someone always has to stand out for their less than stellar behavior and you wonder how they attract clients...maybe they do not !

Jan 22, 2014 07:40 PM
Atlanta's Home Inspector, David Lelak IHI Home Inspections
IHI Home Inspections 404-788-2581 - Canton, GA
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I hope the rest of the open house went off without a hitch. Some people just don't stop to think before they speak or act. I can't imagine a client would be impressed with an agent that would let them get a word in edgewise or one that would only use one method of research and information. 

Jan 22, 2014 11:52 PM
Carol Zingone
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS

Pacita, I'm sorry you had some negative comments. At a recent broker open I had, one agent was somewhat dismissive of the finish choices the original owner had made, particularly the granite, and I felt it was a bit ot of place, but to each their own. 

Jan 23, 2014 02:51 AM
Pacita Dimacali
Alain Pinel - Oakland, CA
Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA

John --- I tried my best not to respond to unpleasant people....

Sally and David --- I'm sure we all have had our share of dealing with clueless people

David --- the upcoming house should be good. It's a great location with a fabulous view. 

Carol --- funny thing is, some realtors play the game that by saying negative things about a property, people overhearing them won't be interested in it. Which is what they want to happen because they want to write an offer for their own clients and they don't want the competition. Nasty practice, if you ask me.

Jan 23, 2014 05:17 AM