One of my biggest pet peeves............

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes RS-78439 / BRE #01708344

One of my biggest pet peeves............


Probably my biggest pet peeve when it comes to other agents is non-communication.

How many times have you sent an offer, or emailed the agent with a request for showing, or asked a quick question, etc., and the agent never gets back to you?


I mean, isn't your job to get that property sold?  Are you not doing a huge disservice to your seller by not keeping the dialogue going with everyone interested in purchasing it?


There are some agents in our area that really annoy me.  I'm certain their lack of communication stems from their desire to try and double-pop every listing they have.  I call it "harboring" their listings.  You send in an offer, never hear back from them, and then "poof!", they are magically in escrow with their own buyer.  It's like, why do you even bother putting it on the MLS if you really have no intent in cooperating with another broker?


And come on, how much effort does it take to hit the return button on your keyboard and type in "received, thank you"?


And it really burns my hide that agents like this cause a wave of apprehension in our industry.  Why?  What happens when my buyer asks me for a status on the offer they submitted?  All I can tell them is that I have no response from the listing agent.  And what happens?  They look at me funny for one of two reasons:  either I'm not staying on top of it and doing my job (which is not the case), or they don't trust this entire industry because of one agent's lack of professionalism.


And at bare minimum, as a professional working among your peers, do you not think you're going to get a bad rep for becoming "that agent that never returns emails or calls"?

And how is that aiding your clients in the future when other agents don't want to work with you for that reason?

Anyway, venting session completed.  There ya go.

Ralph Gorgoglione - Broker / Realtor

Top 3% Realtors Nationwide

Metro Life Homes  / BRE #01708344
Maui Life Homes / RS-78439
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Ralph, I recently experienced the harboring of a listing.  I called the listing agents broker to see if she was okay ... had not heard from her in 5 days!!!  No response to email, text or phone ... Is she in a coma in the hospital? 

It's insane!  Enough to drive us bat-bonkers CrAzY. 

Thank you for participating in the contest. 

Apr 30, 2017 03:23 PM #1
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I think this ranks as the number one issue most professionals have with other agents.

Apr 30, 2017 07:05 PM #2
Ralph Gorgoglione
Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes - Kihei, HI
Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407

Kathleen, I'm so curious - what did the broker say?

Apr 30, 2017 07:24 PM #3
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Ralph, lack of communication seems to be a pet peeve for many members for this contest. Debe Maxwell also posted for this contest about communication.

Apr 30, 2017 07:31 PM #4
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Kathleen Daniels I'm curious, along with Ralph Gorgoglione what the broker said when you called?  This communication problem is a common thing amongst many of these peeve posts.....-Kasey

May 03, 2017 09:00 AM #5
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