Hold onto my number, you might need a kidney later on!

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

Hold onto my number, you might need a kidney later on!

 

Agent gets a call from potential buyers, saying they saw her online and want to purchase in that area. Further pulling her in, they claim to have not been working with another agent.

 

  • She diligently gets started by:
  •  
  • -- Confirming they are pre-qualified
  • -- Researching all available properties
  • -- Driving to multiple, local neighborhoods

 

After showing them several homes, they find the one to buy. When it comes time to sign paperwork on their dream home, she gets a "We need to think about this overnight."

 

Phoning early the next day, checking to see if they're ready and gets..."We decided to give our niece the business since she is newly licensed and could really use the money."

 

"Thank you for your time!"

 

I guess they expected her to say..."Ok, then, good luck to you and make sure you hold onto my number, just in case you need a kidney further down the line. I have two."

 

Dishonest people use agents for selfish gain. The couple gave the transaction to a relative who wrote the contract, then got paid, based on the other professional's hard work.

 

If you see nothing wrong with this type of work model or are an agent who sends relatives or friends out to do this to other industry peers, you better check yourself. 

 

Just sayin' and I'll keep my kidneys, thank you!

 

 

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Comments (40)

Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

Wanda, Ugg, we've all been burned by people like this. We do have agency in our state and that wouldn't fly if she were under agency. Being procuring cause, the agent may have been able to negotiate a referral fee. Either way, I think about those who are more considerate. I had clients here looking who ended up moving back home. They sent me a gift to cover my time. They are the ones who offset the dishonest.

May 09, 2021 08:45 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

A great example of procuring cause and it would have served them right had  you put a buyer agreement in their hands, and then ht them with an invoice for commission earned.

May 09, 2021 01:27 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Thank you Kathy Streib for the feature in Posts Just for You, much appreciated!

May 10, 2021 06:50 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Sad that people will treat others that way Wayne Martin. Thankfully, most refrain from that behavior.

May 10, 2021 06:51 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Karma may show up eventually Grant Schneider. Beign fair does matter in business!

May 10, 2021 06:53 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

It definitely is a reflection of them and some lessons do not bear repeating Kat Palmiotti!

May 10, 2021 06:54 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

I prefer the straight forward approach, it works best Carla Freund!

May 10, 2021 06:55 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

A signed buyer broker agreement would have settled it for sure Ed Silva!

May 10, 2021 06:56 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

So sorry to hear what happened, Wanda, but it's unfortunately an experience many of us have had in our real estate lives. That's doesn't make one feel any better when I happens.

Jeff

May 10, 2021 10:28 AM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

It looks to me like step one should be the buyer broker agreement - and an explanation of what to expect if they violate it. Sad to know such things are needed in today's society.

May 10, 2021 10:29 AM
Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info - Boise, ID
Owner,Broker

That person needs to be introduced to the "Divorce Genie".  In case you haven't heard about that specific Genie, if you find it's bottle and rub it, you get three wishes; however, there is a catch - what ever you wish for, your Ex gets twice.

Wish #1 - $25,000,000 - Ex gets $50,000,000.

Wish #2 - a 10,000 sq. ft. home overlooking the water. - Ex gets a 20,000  sq. ft home with even better views.

Genie:  Careful now, you are on your last wish - use it wisely.

Wish #3:  I would like to donate a kidney . . . 

May 11, 2021 03:29 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Great title! Your point is well made. I can't imagine having that kind of nerve to do that to a business person. People can be so clueless and so cruel.

May 12, 2021 07:02 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Am thankful that the majority of people are unlike those who use others only as a means to get what without rewarding their efforts Jeff Dowler, CRS.

May 12, 2021 07:16 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

It also happens with a buyer broker agreement Marte Cliff and we have no way of knowing unless stumbling upon it by looking up their name in the county records after they close and record because they suddenly disappeared from your radar. If the agent doesn't ask if they signed documents, the buyer most often will not tell!

May 12, 2021 07:19 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

That is a good one Jim Paulson! Thank you for sharing that.

May 12, 2021 07:20 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Thank you Sharon Tara. My work standards have always been straight-forward with intention and I expect others to be the same. Most of the time they are and then you have these types who behave this way...though unable to control it, moving on is the best course!

May 12, 2021 07:23 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

We have in California something called "procuring cause" keep the kidney take the commission:)Endre

May 13, 2021 05:17 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Great title!  It's sad that these things continue to happen in our industry. 

May 15, 2021 04:30 PM
Steve Schultz
KW Smart Lakeland - Lakeland, FL

Hi Wanda, thank you for your post. This is truly frustrating. Any thoughts on how to avoid or mitigate these sorts of situations? Thanks!

-- Steve

May 23, 2021 09:36 AM
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

That's always so frustrating to hear!  Next!

May 25, 2021 04:58 PM