Professionalism in Our Industry - Multiple Offer Response

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Harry Norman, REALTORS® #331379

Thank you June Piper-Brandon for your original blog. 

Original content by June Piper-Brandon MD RE License 579412

Professionalism in Our Industry - Multiple Offer Response

I had the unfortunate opportunity to help one of the agents in my office file a complaint against another agent. 

In a multiple offer situation tempers can run a little hot but we, as professionals, must keep our cool.  Our industry has a reputation that is just a little better than used car salespeople so it is up to each and every one of us to police ourselves.  My colleague received 9 offers on a listing.  In that situation, we would ask all parties for their highest and best offer if it was warranted or not if one offer stood out head and shoulders above others.  Then notify all the agents, whose offers had not been accepted, that their offers were not the lucky one.  

At that point, the correct response would be:  "Thank you for considering my client's offer, should anything change please let me know." and leave it at that.  😱 What you shouldn't do is refer to the listing agent in any derogatory terms by text and you shouldn't call them and leave a voice mail telling them where to go and how.  

I put a call into the agent's manager, who was just as shocked as I was, and it was dealt with.  We are all adults, you have to be over 18 to be an agent, why are we speaking to each other like this?  Nothing can make this situation okay.  I am appalled by this behavior.  We need to elevate ourselves above this.

 

 


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Comments (5)

June Piper-Brandon
Houwzer Inc - Baltimore, MD
Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time

Thank you for the reblog Anthony, I know, no one in our Activerain community would ever behave in such a way.

Mar 10, 2021 06:53 PM
Joe Manausa
Joe Manausa Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Tallahassee Real Estate

Thank you for sharing this Anthony!

Mar 10, 2021 07:39 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Anthony, very good report about professionalism in our industry, multiple offer response.

Mar 10, 2021 09:06 PM
Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

Yikes, telling someone where to go is never a good response for sure.  I always try to treat others how I want to be treated for sure.  Great choice of re-blog, thanks for sharing!

Mar 11, 2021 04:37 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great information.  Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day!

Mar 11, 2021 07:15 AM