Avoid Leaving a Career Slime Trail

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Real Estate Agent with Red Rock Real Estate UT DRE# 6541633-SA00

Avoid Leaving a Career Slime Trail

 

A brisk market can bring out the worst behavior in many real estate agents. Some become complacent, make excuses, lack follow through or forgo the spirit of cooperation.

 

The level of professionalism can always be higher. Buying/selling consumers must be able to discern who will diligently go to work for them to achieve their set goals. 

 

Successful habits in any market, means:

  1. Showing up to work on time, rather than 20 minutes late because your lunch conversation became more important than arriving on time to meet buyer clients at a scheduled showing.
  2. Consistently engaging clients as they move through a house, rather than having your eyes glued to the cell phone, texting the entire time, while they wander from room to room.
  3. Learning everything about the product you sell, knowing construction standards, systems and functions to better inform clients. Being ignorantly blasé can send you packing!
  4. Thinking ahead when submitting offers, negotiating terms and conditions effectively plus setting appointments for appraisal, inspection, final walk-through to closing.
  5. Adhering to deadlines while practicing the spirit of cooperation among peers and affiliates for the overall success of buyer and sellers clients who are dependent upon you. 

 

Agency is much more than just signing paperwork, showing homes or putting a sign in a yard. It includes intentionally serving clients as a true professional to help them achieve their goals.

 

Besides, who wants a trail of slimy behavior to follow them everywhere they go? Ewwwww....!

 

 

Looking to buy or sell a home in southern Utah? You need a top producer to help guide an informed real estate decision. Call me because Wanda Can help!

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Comments (36)

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

A brisk market seems to do that Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty. Thankfully, we can control what we do!

May 06, 2021 06:29 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Yes, it is in a way, the Power of Attraction Ron and Alexandra Seigel. I expect everyone to be ethical and forthright in their business dealings but must be realistic as well! Not everyone is or does.

May 06, 2021 06:31 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

It tends to do that Kathy Streib, even if the person cleans up their act moving forward. Best to be honest in business and life in general!

May 06, 2021 06:34 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

You are very kind with your words Hannah Williams, thank you so much!

May 06, 2021 06:34 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Some people would be shocked at what is happening in some cases Sheri Sperry - MCNE®! We only find out if someone puts in a complaint or if it happens to us.

May 06, 2021 06:36 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

I call it Chasing the Money Ed Silva and that never serves a client well!

May 06, 2021 06:37 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning Wanda! Yes, you are my kind of agent. I feel the same way.

May 06, 2021 06:38 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Being present matters in business Erik Hiss. Chronic lateness, texting while showing property and not knowing the product or how to correctly write a contract are great examples of poor business practice...some understand and then...

May 06, 2021 06:41 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

As mine does Kat Palmiotti. People in our presence need to know that they are important and matter. 

May 06, 2021 06:45 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Shannon Jones, good business practices make clients for life!

May 06, 2021 06:59 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Seasoned agents know the ups and downs of the industry and are here due to our collective experiences and ethical practices Jeff Dowler, CRS!

May 06, 2021 07:00 AM
Dorte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Wanda,

Almost nobody who does as you described will last in this field. Two years after getting a license just about 90% of new licenses have dropped out and are doing something else. It takes a lot of self control and stamina to make it as a Realtor.

May 07, 2021 07:17 AM
Sharon Miller
RE/MAX Platinum - Crane Hill, AL

Wanda,

Great write! I particularly like your mention of the act of "follow through"! For whatever reason, this seems to in a decline with business in general. For those who wonder why they rarely receive a referral......maybe the "slime" factor continues to be nipping at your heals!

May 07, 2021 08:07 AM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

It's true they do leave a slime trail. Then they wonder why buyers & sellers avoid them.

May 07, 2021 10:37 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Yes, pereverance and honesty go a long way for industry professionals to continue practicing Dorte Engel!

May 07, 2021 11:55 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Lack of follow through is so prevalent Sharon Miller, especially when an agent goes MIA during negotiations to never return a call, text or email message! That is so unprofessional.

May 07, 2021 11:57 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh, you absolutely nailed every single line item, Wanda. I believe the key is intentional service - when we practice The Golden Rule and intentionally do so. I know that I would NEVER want anyone on 'my' clock to have their attention on anything but, our business together...therefore, I serve in kind!

May 08, 2021 10:10 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Some agents fail to realize their bad habits are offputting to clients until it is too late and are shown the door out. Being attentive while present, matters and clients must feel they are very important in a business transaction and you and I understand that very well Debe Maxwell, CRS. Thanks for stopping by!

May 08, 2021 10:54 AM
Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area

We all know agents who have a poor reputation!  Word gets around!

May 08, 2021 11:55 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Indeed it does because of their actions or lack of Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR. Thank you for stopping by today!

May 08, 2021 12:12 PM

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