Knowing when to give the listing back to the owner

By
Real Estate Agent with Chase Realty LLC

   If you have taken a difficult listing involving too many family members that are dispersed all over the country..the fire has already been started. You can only work for one client while being courteous to other family members makes life interesting.

  Some who are successful in other business's believe they know how to market the property better than you could ever do it for their aging parent your client.

  Some believe you work for them no matter where you are licensed. You can work on their problems in their location as well as where the listing is.

  After trying to appease the wills of others for the last 6 months.I bowed to their wishes an placed their family home back in their more capable hands to sell.

   What do you think? Has anyone else had this type of problem before?

Comments (8)

Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Bill Lauler In our decades of experience, not this specific scenario, but I can see how you were wise to 'cut' your aggravation and move on. This group will have no doubt learned nothing from your handling of the situation.

Oct 02, 2015 01:33 AM
Rob Arnold
Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc. - Altamonte Springs, FL
Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F

Occasionally you have to fire an owner.  Any more I try to screen them out in my initial interviews.  Best to just get it done with and move on.    

Oct 02, 2015 03:01 AM
Bill Lauler
Chase Realty LLC - McLean, VA
Associate Broker,CIPS,CRB,SRES,GRI

Hi Sandy and Norm Padula, Thanks for the comment.

Oct 02, 2015 04:53 AM
Bill Lauler
Chase Realty LLC - McLean, VA
Associate Broker,CIPS,CRB,SRES,GRI

Thanks for the comment Rob.

Oct 02, 2015 04:54 AM
Mike Frazier
Carousel Realty of Dyer County - Dyersburg, TN
Northwest Tennessee Realtor

I have turned down more than one listing for several different reasons but havent given any back yet. I have fired myself from a few buyers who were "smarter in real estate sales" than i am.

Oct 02, 2015 09:01 AM
Bill Lauler
Chase Realty LLC - McLean, VA
Associate Broker,CIPS,CRB,SRES,GRI

Thanks for the comment Mike. I guess it like that old country song :" Know when to hold them ,Know when to fold them and Know when to run." :)

Oct 02, 2015 09:46 AM
Karl Hess
Keller Williams Shore Properties - Barnegat, NJ
on The Jersey Shore

I've started to refer (with a fee) these type of clients (and any expireds that I couldn't re-list) to other Realtors....with full disclosure, of course.

Oct 02, 2015 11:35 PM
Bill Lauler
Chase Realty LLC - McLean, VA
Associate Broker,CIPS,CRB,SRES,GRI

Hi Karl, Thanks for the great idea and comment.

Oct 03, 2015 12:53 AM