Demandum Dum-dum-de-dum!

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Demandum Dum-dum-de-dum!


 After a series of text mesages (a short novel) regarding repairs, the agent sent over a resolution of due diligence, then verbally said the buyers wouldn't move forward unless the sellers agreed to remediate the list.


Sellers countered, in writing, offering to credit the buyers a fair amount at closing in lieu of repairs. Buyer's agent again stated verbally that the buyer most likely was not moving forward on the transaction.


Then he asked for more money at closing on behalf of his clients before submitting the counter, saying that the buyers just may not move forward if the sellers were not willing to offer a higher amount.


I told him to submit the counteroffer and let me know what they decide, in writing. Agent: It is not your place to verbally make demands without first consulting with your clients to see if the terms are acceptable.


An inflated ego has no place in a sales transaction because it gets in the way of negotiations and creates unecessary drama. We are to help clients navigate successfully rather than impede the process.




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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Uggg indeed!  Egos boo!  I know I have been in a similar situation in the past too!

Apr 13, 2018 06:57 AM #1
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Hi Wanda:

It's up to the buyers, not the agent, and it definitely should be in writing. Good luck getting this resolved. Sounds ike someone's ego has gotten in the way.


Apr 13, 2018 07:31 AM #2
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Wanda. You are soooooooo right. Put it in writing and get a written response. Simple.

Apr 13, 2018 07:37 AM #3
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Have to wonder who is the buyer, the agent or the client he has.  Some agents forget are things being in writing.


Apr 13, 2018 07:42 AM #4
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

Good morning, Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! It makes me crazy to hear about agents who take control... decisions are not made by agents.... suggestions could be made to the client, but no demands should be made by the agent.

Apr 13, 2018 08:40 AM #5
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Wow, that is an arrogant attitude - and likely goes against the ethical and fiduciary responsibility we have for our clients.  Boo hiss. 

Apr 13, 2018 08:50 AM #6
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

You had me at "Dum-dum" Wamda! Paragraph four is one I love dealing with because they simply don't know the terms of the listing agreement.

Apr 13, 2018 11:38 AM #7
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

"An inflated ego has no place in a sales transaction because it gets in the way of negotiations and creates unecessary drama." 

I couldn't agree more with that sentence above. 

Apr 13, 2018 05:17 PM #8
Susan McCall, Everyone needs a home
Compass Realty Solutions, Portland, OR & Vancouver, WA - Portland, OR
Quickly, professionally and with a little fun!

How do you spell L A Z Y?

Apr 13, 2018 06:43 PM #9
Dörte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Wanda,

For some reason, some agents think that they can make decisions for their clients. I am always amazed at what people do & do not accept. In the end, we all want the house to get sold, so the seller can move on & the buyer can move in.

Apr 13, 2018 08:18 PM #10
Kimo Jarrett
WikiWiki Realty - Huntington Beach, CA
Pro Lifestyle Solutions

Unbelievable, yet, I'm not surprised. There are a few agents who were poorly trained or not trained and unfortunately, we might run into them from time to time. 

Apr 14, 2018 01:43 AM #11
James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Wanda.

I love it when an agent demands that I do something, or even better telling me what I can and can't do.  Want to see the ugly side of me?  Go ahead and tell me what I can and can't do...  

Apr 14, 2018 02:03 AM #12
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I recently went under contract on my home. There was a misunderstanding that could have been avoided had the buyers agent not spoken for her clients and simply let them speak for themselves.

Apr 14, 2018 03:52 AM #13
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Wanda, For all the "evils" of dual agency, at least there's no ego fight between agents :)

It's rare, but I do encounter some agents whose ego does get in the way of actually doing business.  Once I know who they are, I don't look forward to doing business with them again.

Apr 14, 2018 04:56 AM #14
Terry McCarley
REMAX Realty Team - Cape Coral FL - Cape Coral, FL

I had an agent working with a buyer on one of my listings recently that pushed ME to accept the offer.  I had to explain to them that I had to present the offer to the seller and that it was NOT up to me - the decision was up to the seller.  The agent totally didn’t get it.  Seemed to think I could talk the seller into taking the ridulous offer submitted

Apr 14, 2018 05:15 AM #15
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

THANK YOU ALL for stopping by to comment. Am spending the weekend golfing with my 82 year old father-in-law. Will answer you when I return!

Apr 14, 2018 09:01 AM #16
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
your real estate writer

Sounds like this guy thrives on making threats. I wonder if his clients know that he's hurting their chances?

Apr 14, 2018 11:37 AM #17
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Amen sister!  It's always a good idea to check with buyers and sellers since we aren't supposed to be making decisions for them! 

Apr 14, 2018 06:10 PM #18
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Some agents do believe it is all about them and their presumed expertise

Apr 15, 2018 10:16 AM #19
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Wanda- from our earliest age, we are told by our parents to get it in writing. As Scott Godzyk always says, not all agents are created equal. 

Apr 16, 2018 06:00 PM #20
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