How Agents Act When They Are Buyers or Sellers

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Gold DRE #00697006

Nobody is really immune from normal human emotions. I don't care who you are or how insulated you might think you are. Once you are emotionally invested in a situation -- and notice I say situation, not property, even though it may be property-related -- those emotions can conflict with normal conscious thought processes. Common sense can flit out the window.

Agents might very well behave more like a client than an agent. You can read more in my personal blog today at this link: When the Shoe is on the Other Foot in Real Estate.

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Elizabeth Weintraub is co-partner of Weintraub & Wallace Team of Top Producing Realtors, an author, home buying expert at The Balance, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown, Carmichael and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put our combined 80 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at RE/MAX Gold. DRE License # 00697006.

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Hi Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents when I'm  buyer, no one needs to close me!!! if I want it, I buy it... if I don't, you could give it for free, and I won't want it...

Dec 13, 2018 11:01 AM #1
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Barbara Todaro Yes, sometimes agents get too hung up on price, and whether they are spending $1,000 more or less or whatever, and bottom line it matters whether you bought the property.

Dec 13, 2018 11:09 AM #2
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, I operate the same way as Barbara Todaro


Dec 13, 2018 11:11 AM #3
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Good moring, Elizabeth... I am from the same school of thought as Barbara Todaro and Beth Atalay. My husband I decided a very long time ago that when it came to buying or selling our homes we would not argue over the last $5,000... it all comes out in the wash at some point. 

Dec 14, 2018 05:07 AM #4
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Elizabeth, we can relate, since we both have bought a home for our own personal use.

Dec 14, 2018 05:46 AM #5
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Elizabeth- you bring up a good reminder when you have buyers who may ask those "duh" questions that you've been in those shoes before!! 

Dec 14, 2018 01:31 PM #6
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I was talking with a newer agent in my office the other day helping sellers.  They were in the middle of repair negotiations.  I heard her say sellers didn't want to do one particular repair out of fifteen requested, and that the buyer was likely to deal with that, yet somehow she kept throwing this fifteenth item on the sellers to say yes to because she, the listing agent, felt it was a safety issue.  She had inserted herself as the seller, which so many agents do.  I talked her back a few steps and said, "Are you hearing yourself?  The sellers don't want to do it, and the buyer is likely to be okay with that?  Why are you pushing this on the sellers?"  Agents don't have to the principal in a transaction to get that emotional reaction and act like they are the principal.  

Sometimes it does take someone to grab us by the shoulders and let us hear how ridiculous what we just said truly is.

Dec 15, 2018 10:09 AM #7
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