This is What Lowlife Scumball Agents Do to Us

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Real Estate Agent with Lyon Real Estate BRE #00697006

Let me be clear that I am not badmouthing all agents. It is always just a few that ruin it for the rest of us. One thing I have noticed over my 40+ years in real estate is there seems to be a) no shortage of scumball agents and b) that puts us always on high alert that a client could confuse the good agents with those guys.

And by "guys" I mean women or men or any other combination of gender preferences.

You would think that by the time a seller has contacted an agent and indicated they want that particular agent to represent them that they would have some iota of trust in that agent. But some people don't trust anybody. They don't read reviews, either, so they automatically lump us in with the scumballs.

If you like, you can read actual examples of this behavior in my personal blog today at this link: Can I List With Another Agent if My House Does Not Sell?

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Elizabeth Weintraub is an author, home buying expert for About.com, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Weintraub is also a Sacramento Short Sale agent who lists and successfully sells short sales throughout the four-county Sacramento area with an emphasis on Elk Grove. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put 40 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at Lyon Real Estate. BRE License # 00697006.

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Mike Frazier
Carousel Realty of Dyer County - Dyersburg, TN
Northwest Tennessee Realtor

Elizabeth, those poor real estate agents(refuse to call them Realtors) definitely gives our profession a black eye. I like you try to rise to the top to show there is a big difference.

Nov 28, 2018 10:42 AM #1
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Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
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Hi Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, like you, I offer free cancellation, if they're not happy, they shouldn't have to just play the waiting game. That never happened. Unfortunately, there are some bad apples in every profession. Your clients are in great hands with you!

Nov 28, 2018 10:48 AM #2
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I'm with you when it comes to automatic cancellation with a dissatisfied client, Elizabeth.  And, like you, I've never had it happen, although I would have liked to fire my share of clients over the years.

Nov 28, 2018 04:55 PM #3
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I agree free cancellation wont harm us and all clients deserve it. 

Nov 28, 2018 05:28 PM #4
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
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Hi Elicabeth- what's unfortunate is that agents like the one you referenced can give the whole profession a bad name. Offering an automatic cancellation is a lot more professional. 

Nov 28, 2018 05:29 PM #5
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Elizabeth. So how do you really feel about this? Have a wonderful day.

Nov 29, 2018 06:55 AM #6
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Elizabeth, I so agree with you.   I had a buyer interview me, and SURE he had a bad experience with a previous agent, and now has his guard (wall) up about 10 feet! 

Nov 29, 2018 04:32 PM #7
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All I can say is that it takes all kinds, Elizabeth. I prefer working with the good ones of course.

Nov 29, 2018 05:34 PM #8
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