We need to break up.... Its not working

By
Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Specialists Inc.,
Crying GirlDear John,
I care about you!  We've known each other for years!
I trusted you!
I love you, I really do.  But listen.....
Its me
Its not you
You call me late at night and ask questions,
You want things explained,
You want neighbourhood details and perspectives
Deep personal back ground info
You want property histories.... What sold on the street? How was it inside?
I know you are seeing properties with other agents.
 
Stop the denial.
We need to sign a Buyer's Agency or I refuse to be your emotional information center and data bank anymore....
I cannot handle the late night emails and phone calls that demand immediate attention without your mutual commitment.
You tell me.....
I cannot commit to you without your commitment to me.
 

 

so.....
 
It's over between us...  I cannot handle the lies.
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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Classic post, David!  We don't need any one night stand showings.  Commit, or go away!

Aug 06, 2014 08:07 AM #9
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Tommy Hazleton
High Def Realty - Austin, TX

"You don't have to do anything, we found the property online.  Just need you to write the contract.  You don't have to do anything, you just show up and get paid 3%."

Aug 06, 2014 08:11 AM #10
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David Pylyp
RE/MAX Realty Specialists Inc., - Toronto, ON

Ohhhhh

 

the one night stand showing

 

Iam so gonna use that!

 

Thank you all!

 

Aug 06, 2014 08:20 AM #11
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Ann Zieve
Keller Williams Success Realty - Eden, UT
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Great post David. This is the most creative post I've read today!

Aug 06, 2014 08:34 AM #12
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

A good reminder to get a buyers agency agreement signed. There are buyers who will text/call agents all over town soliciting opinions and advice.

Aug 06, 2014 08:44 AM #13
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Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael) - Saint Michael, MN
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This is classic.  I loved the post.  I needed a couple of Dear John letters to buyers and sellers when I started out, too!

Aug 06, 2014 09:03 AM #14
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Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

BAM.  We're in this business to not only help people, but to make money and support ourselves.  People like this just aren't part of our business plan.  Good blog.  

Aug 06, 2014 09:23 AM #15
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Love it, great post.

Aug 06, 2014 11:07 AM #16
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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David Pylyp just received an email from the buyer about 'breaking the relationship' - and I did not cry! In fact I jumped with joy, because that's what I wanted to happen!

Some buyers don't deserve our agreements!

Aug 06, 2014 02:47 PM #17
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Late night surprise calls are not for business in my  opinion. 

 

All luck and friends,

Laura

Aug 06, 2014 03:21 PM #18
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Commit or get off of the pot lol. :)

Aug 06, 2014 03:23 PM #19
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Breaking up is hard to do. But without a commitment from a buyer, we are just waisting time.

Aug 06, 2014 03:25 PM #20
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Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

I can hear the song in my head now, "Breaking up is hard to do......"  Clever and fun post but oh so true.

Aug 06, 2014 09:28 PM #21
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Judy Jennings
The Green Company - Ashland, MA
Broker - The Lanterns at Warren Woods - Ashland MA

It sounds like they were not only a time sucker, but a two (or perhaps three?) timing time sucker!

Aug 07, 2014 12:40 AM #22
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Suzie Townley
Diamond Partners, Inc - Gardner, KS
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Love it! So much humor in reality! I have found that a lot of those folks just don't understand how I earn a living. Some are just jerks, and some are just takers. 

Aug 07, 2014 05:13 AM #23
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Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

This was a funny read.  Yup, you got a Play-a . . . not a Buy-a

Aug 07, 2014 03:00 PM #24
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Claude Labbe
Real Living | At Home - Washington, DC
Realty for Your Busy Life

David, this is priceless.

And you know the worst part, right?  When your play-a is playing you, he/she's playing with me.  Yup, I'm the mistress here.  I can figure that out when I've gotten 2 or 3 calls or emails from someone who's clearly a consumer and yet is asking questions or making statements that are above their pay-grade, and I know they've gotten something from someone else.

Yup, by call #3, we're in a committed relationship, or not.

Funny post. So true.

Aug 08, 2014 12:24 PM #25
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Bill Reddington
Re/max Southern Realty - Destin, FL
Destin Florida Real Estate

Some people are just obsessed. I just find myself responding at my convenience always asking for an appointment.

Aug 19, 2014 11:24 AM #26
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

David,  Sometimes we need to exercise tough love. No commitment from people means they don't get the best of us.  We are not toys to be played with. 

Aug 28, 2014 04:06 AM #27
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

You are a very gentle soul:)

I have no patience for that, not in business relationship nor in personal ones.

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