Just make stuff up! Friday Fun!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Phoenix Property Shoppe AZ Broker BR030809000


So you're rolling around and life is going smooth.....and then you hear an absolutely ridiculous statement that someone thinks is true but you know it's not. What do you do? My answer would be - it depends on the situation. Which makes sense.  If the made up stuff is said in a line at a grocery store I'd probably have a silent chuckle and smile and not say anything.  There's so much made up stuff these days...... it's just not worth it to chime in and get involved in the drama. That's just me. You do whatever you want! Some folks like to stir the pot and actually that is interesting to watch as you know they're doing it on purpose! BUT if it's a continuing bashing then....no thanks....count me out.


But what if it's a client making stuff up that so isn't the way things work in the real estate world?  What would you do?  Again it depends on the situation.  If it's my client, I'd calmly ask them to restate what they just said and see if it comes out the same as before. Often times a client means one thing but says something else. Once I've got a  better understanding of where their thought process is going.....I can, again calmly, share with them how it really works and the reasoning behind it. And the conversation can go back and forth as long as it needs to in order to help them see how things really work. The key is to stay calm and educate the client to help them roll along smoothly in the process of buying or selling a home!


That's it - short and to the point stuff for Friday. Enjoy your weekend!


Just make stuff up! Friday Fun!

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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

"Some folks like to stir the pot and actaully that is interesting to watch as you know they're doing it on purpose!" 

I deal with someone almost daily that does this, and it can be exhausting to deal with.  Fortunately, it is a person at the health club I go to, and not family or business associates.

Aug 02, 2019 05:08 PM #1
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Anna- I have a friend who at times is like that. They will argue (and loudly too) about a point and sometimes all anyone else wants to do is walk away. 

Aug 02, 2019 05:58 PM #2
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

Myrl Jeffcoat totally agree if it is a 'constant' then I find a way to skirt around the annoying person and just let it go and do my thing. It's amazing that their employers don't realize how annoying they can be to customers.

Aug 02, 2019 06:09 PM #3
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

Hey Kathy Streib oh yes we all have a few like that kind. I do walk away, especially if it's a pattern that never stops. Who needs that craziness.,,,

Aug 02, 2019 06:10 PM #4
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Anna - these are certainly pot-stirring times so you can find me in "it depends on the situation" camp as well.  

Aug 02, 2019 07:09 PM #5
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886 - I have delt with some of these people. It is best to defuse it. 

Aug 02, 2019 07:26 PM #6
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Oh, I totally agree, Anna! I prefer to avoid the drama and keep my folks (clients) away from it too!

Aug 02, 2019 10:21 PM #7
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Drama on the big screen, maybe popcorn to watch the movie - good!

Drama in business, home, or personal - disastrous, distracting, and dangerous too!

Aug 03, 2019 03:20 AM #8
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Anna. The key is to remain calm. A daily journey for me. Enjoy your day!

Aug 03, 2019 04:55 AM #9
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Like Michael Jacobs stated, we are in the "it depends camp".  And that is one of the many reasons we are cable free, commercial free...Media noise free...our news comes for Reuters which is the source of most media...they take it and give all kinds of spin on it...and then people repeat the spin.  A

Aug 03, 2019 07:12 AM #10
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Yes! We are working with a client right now who says a lot of things that just aren't true regarding real estate. We gently remind her that it's not the  way it works, and try not to make her feel misinformed, as we correct her. I will tell ya, she is testing my good nature of late. Lol. 

Aug 03, 2019 07:58 AM #11
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Anna... your title certainly piqued my interest. So much of our work includes "gently" reminding clients that their information is wrong or that they are depending on the wrong people for it. It's an art.

Aug 03, 2019 10:34 AM #12
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

I avoid people that love to stir the pot.  I left them behind in my former life. 

Aug 03, 2019 10:34 AM #13
Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire


Such sage advice especially when working with clients. Way toooooo many today just launch into usually an over zealous rebuttal. cheers cvcc

Aug 03, 2019 01:40 PM #14
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Anna I have been in that situation a time or two.  Thankfully for me I had everything documented and e-mails to back me up.

Aug 03, 2019 04:14 PM #15
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Anna Banana,  Stir the POT, I always love that quote from people I know.  Make it a great day!


Aug 04, 2019 08:16 AM #16
Jim Patton
Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816 - Modesto, CA
Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties

Hi Anna - I'm agree with the "it depends" theory too.  If it's a client that repeats something they heard something 3rd (or 4th) hand then that's something that most times needs correction.

Aug 12, 2019 03:18 PM #17
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Hey there, Anna! Just popping in to wish you a Wonderful Wednesday!! 

Aug 13, 2019 10:47 PM #18
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

If it's political or it's religious I look the other way and pretend I did not hear what was being said. The gospel truth has a whole new meaning these days Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886 

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