How using the wrong/right language makes a difference... READ.

Real Estate Agent with Du Rite Realty, Co.

Hi Everyone,

 I truly love all the experinces I have in Real Estate....

  When I am working with a buyer some times I e-mail the listings  to save some time on both sides, and usually include a friendly professional  note  to them and explaine all te details and at the end,I USED  to say "we will go and see any listings that is in your interest TOGETHER."

I sent an e-mail to this male buyer and included the clause  above to the end of my e-mail. The next thing I remember is having a phone call back from this person and he started talking a little off and said I woyuld go anywhere with you and see anything with you and ....... My God I felt so insulted and angry.

The next day I handed the  buyer to the oldest male in office so he wouldn't think other wise any more.

 For a while that was a nice joke around the office.

 Ladies becareful how you talk or write your e-mails do not make the same mistake I made... or just maybe that person was  not mormal...



Sharona Du Rite Realty, Co.

Comments (5)

Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos

Hi Sharona,   You were right to trust your instincts.  I would also add that some of the women's fashion probably send an inappropriate message.

Jun 19, 2008 05:32 AM
Angelia Garcia
Pure Realtors - Dallas, TX

A woman's world is not safe in Real estate. You have to be professional at all times or you could give off the wrong idea. You and I both know that we have to be careful with what we wear as well. Take care.

Jun 19, 2008 06:00 AM
Julia Bridge
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Phoenix, AZ
Epro, GRI

Last week a colleague of mine was on "floor duty". A 35ish male walked in and said that he would like to list his townhouse, just minutes from the office. She went into the conference room and talked with him, then he wanted her to "see"the townhouse. Oh, ok, she said. As she walked outside, she got a gut feeling! She called the Receptionist and told her that she was really uncomforable. Well, thank God our great Recpt..asked Steve to go with her. When they go to the townhouse, there was very ltitle furniture, and a new bed with no sheets. She came back shaking! She felt like it was a rape waiting to happen. WE LADIES MUST TRUST OUR INSTINCT. AND, we should always get a copy of his DL, don't ya think? On a cold call such as this, I think we should always have a partner with us...preferably one of the opposite sex! I am NOT a feminist at all...I see the value in our males! Anyway...Safe saleing to you ladies.

Jun 20, 2008 01:21 PM
Doris Freeman
Zach Taylor Real Estate - Gallatin, TN
Broker/Agent, 615-961-7799

It's always better to be SAFE THAN SORRY, in todays's world you just never know.

Have A Great Day

Jun 21, 2008 03:49 PM
Sharona Hannuka
Du Rite Realty, Co. - Whitestone, NY

  Bill:  You are right you never know what is waiting for you. thnak you for your comment.

Angela:  The clothing part you are right I have seen women wearing white pants in the way tou could reallllllllyyyyyy see their thongs.. that is terrible. Thank you for your copmment. 

Julia:  Thank you for your comment and I am so happy that nothing happend to your colleague. You never know what is there waiting.

Doris: Thank you for the comment.  And yea it is always better be safe than sorry. I never show a house if I am not comfortable with the client.

 Thank you all for sharing.

Jun 22, 2008 02:08 AM