You Real Estate Agents Are A Dime A Dozen

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You Real Estate Agents Are A Dime A Dozen

Our experiences in life make us who we are...some are able to rise above the fray and others just stay it isn't so picturein the quagmire that surrounds them.  Good and bad experiences in our business and life are what forms us.  So when a potential client tells me 'you real estate agents are a dime a dozen', I had to be philosophical about his lack of respectfulness to others.  When a statement is hurled out in disrespect to others one knows that person is probably feeling inadequate in his own life.  It is not to be taken personally.
No... real estate agents are not a dime a dozen.  They do not get a paycheck unless they work for their food, housing and clothing.  They get paid on commission basis, They are small business owners that contribute to the life blood of the economy too.  They work countless hours for their clients to make the clients dream of a house become a home.
People who do not understand the value of any professional tend to be angry at the world, lash out at others because things are not going right in their lives and have alienated others.  How you hope they see who you really are is always shaded by their own beliefs right or wrong.
 In this case it seems this homeowner does not appreciate the market value of his property.  It is what it is!   See honesty doesn't come in small change amounts as far as I know.  Good luck on your dime a dozen professionals.  Next!
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Joyce Marsh
Regal | Christie's International Real Estate - Ormond Beach, FL
Regal Christie's International Real Estate

It is just important to interview your prospective client the same as they are interviewing you.  If its not a good fit, respectfully decline and move on.  There must be mutual respect.

Mar 25, 2014 09:26 AM #45
Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop
RE/MAX Advantage | Managing Broker - Chelan, WA
A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990!

Most people who have been through the process before appreciate and value what we bring to the table. However, there will always be those people who just don't get it. I fee fortunate that I've arrived at a place in my career where I don't feel compelled to convince them of my value.


Mar 25, 2014 09:29 AM #46
Bobbie Smith
Stroudsburg, PA

Next is right Ginny!

A dime a dozen. Let him try a few dozen and see how well it goes.

I had a potential client tell me today "my Agent never did all of this for me when we were selling our house."

We are definitely not "a dime a dozen."

Mar 25, 2014 11:10 AM #47
Janis Borgueta
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley - Newburgh, NY
LIC RE Salesperson

Absolutely the way it is. I have one client right now that is just impossible. I did not see this coming at the beginning, but I can't wait til its over. Enough said... so I can move on to the next.

Mar 25, 2014 11:13 AM #48
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Joyce Marsh above has it right, you interview the client to see if they are someone you can work with.  This person would have drug you down, or tried to wear you down to his level.  Next is right...

Mar 25, 2014 12:25 PM #49
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Ginny when I run into this type of person I just smile, wish them good luck, and move on.  NEXT is a good way to put it :)

Mar 25, 2014 01:14 PM #50
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


Ar hurtful, and wrong, that statement might be I suspect it's based on a bad experience or two, or chatting with friends and neighbors. And then there are some thow think they know it all. My question would be...I'm curious, what makes you say that? Problem is, they may have had a few experiences that really DID suck


Mar 25, 2014 01:59 PM #51
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

We have so much more to do when it comes to educating the public. People have no idea how much time a Realtor spends behind the scenes researching, negotiating, writing, and on and on. Working with a top notch Realtor who is educated, a skilled negotiator, knowledgeable, organized, and a good communicator is of tremendous value to buyers and sellers. When there is no appreciation or respect from a customer or client, it's time to bail!


Mar 25, 2014 02:25 PM #52
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

I do think real estates agents are a dime a dozen.  But the ones that are not are those that are ethical, loyal, aren't motivate by their own interests but their clients, understand how to represent a client, know how to negotiate on their behalf, etc. There are agents who do make us look bad.  Unfortunately, the general public does not know how to discern the differences.

Mar 25, 2014 03:02 PM #53
Jack O'Neal
HomeSmart Elite Group - Gilbert, AZ

Ginny, I must agree with you.  Good, genuine real estate agents are not a dime a dozen.  Real estate agents who don't put their all into a sale, do not call back promptly and do not seem to take a personal interest in their clients, now those are a dime a dozen.  Those types of agents give us good agents a bad name.  

Mar 25, 2014 03:10 PM #54
Jeffrey Hogue
Weichert Realtors Neighborhood One - Wyomissing, PA
Berks County Real Estate Pro

Very few Real Estate Agents. There are many licensees.

Mar 25, 2014 05:15 PM #55
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Unfortunately, there are both "dime-a-dozen" agents and agents that stand out.  It's hard for the general public to know which is which.  I'm not sure how I would have handled that situation if someone said that to me; I probably would have asked why they felt that way.

Mar 25, 2014 08:31 PM #56
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

Aah..when someone is hurling ridiculous statements at you it is better to be the calm one and just hang the phone up or respond politely...always better to take the higher road.  These people rarely have friends and are use to acting this way with anyone who disagrees with them.  No asking why here!  Next... we each choose our own direction.

Mar 25, 2014 09:55 PM #57
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

What other professionals offer to work for free until a result takes place? Good post

Mar 25, 2014 11:54 PM #58
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Ginny, That was really rude but I can see it was stated in a moment of frustration about the seller's price. So that is why we can say yay or nay to the seller too.

Mar 26, 2014 12:08 AM #59
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Ginny, I agree we should just respond politely when someone is rude. 

I tried to call you earlier to say Hi.

Mar 26, 2014 09:34 AM #60
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

That attitude bothers me too!  When I hear another inspector charges much less than I, but I have more experience or whatever, they want me but want me to match the other guy's price!  Sure, we're all the same - only price matters...

Mar 26, 2014 08:04 PM #61
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Personally, I hate that attitude... but we agents might often be at fault for it... as so many agents do not truly know how to articulate their value added to a home buyer or seller. I've found that if given an opportunity to do so, the attitude changes.

Mar 26, 2014 09:25 PM #62
Patty Blackwelder
Twins Selling Real Estate - Woodbridge, VA
Top Producing Realtor-New Home Buyer Specialist

I do not like the attitude "You Realtors are a dime a dozen! " but we see it all the time in this business. I especially saw this attitude from many of my peers in my previous position working for a National Builder. This sellers comment was rude for sure but I have heard it uttered by buyers and even new home representives.

This is why it is so important to be prepared, professional, knowledgable agent and help the consumer to we are not a dime a dozen. The Excellent agents will save a seller or buyer money, time and frustration  and stress contrary to their belief.  Realtors do not create the market we help you the consumer to understand it so you can make the best decision possible for your circumstances. It's not personal it's business and insulting me does not hurt my feelings it just allows me to move on knowing I did the best I could for you. Some people are not coach able others when they see the light become your biggest advocates.


Mar 26, 2014 10:06 PM #63
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Good evening, Ginny. I can totally understand how you feel. There are many real estate agents that feel the same way about home inspectors. It is a tough business we choose to be in.

Mar 27, 2014 09:42 AM #64
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