O-M-G! You'll never guess what happened...

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

O-M-G! You'll never guess what happened...

 

Part of the Code of Ethics talks about by keeping client/agent conversations confidential, rather than sharing with fellow agents, the client's family members and anyone outside of the transaction.

Other COE duties include:

  • Loyalty
  • Care
  • Obedience
  • Accounting
  • Disclosure

Relaying client/agent information to a willing audience on social media sites without the express consent of a buyer/seller says much about the author but also opens that person up to potential litigious action.

 

We can all use more inspirational stories of dealings between clients, agents and affiliates. They fail to gain quite the same amount of attention as wildly flourished, over-exaggerated or salacious interactions. Right?!

 

Attention-mongers willingly spin stories online to be in the good graces of like-minded people, for clicks and 'Likes' on Facebook. For them, it satisfies the inner need for adoration and might increase followship.

 

Thank goodness, honesty, integrity, and professionalism still remain in the real estate industry. Clients want to be assured that you are representing them well and confidently have their best interests in mind. 

 

Need to vent? Talk with a broker or write it out in a journal. There is no need whatsoever, to go online and put them on blast. My goal is to close every transaction with smiles all around, so far, so good!

 

And mum's the good word!

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Comments (45)

Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho  loved your reply to my comment very funny drive by comment:)))))))))

Apr 20, 2022 09:31 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!

That was good Endre Barath, Jr. and Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho!

Apr 21, 2022 10:30 AM
Kris Collis, Associate Broker
Smart Way America Realty - East Stroudsburg, PA
Professional Results you Expect 570-801-5525

Wanda, such an important reminder.  New agents may talk in the office about transactions in order to get input and feedback on proceeding on certain matters.  Important point you raise to take it to the broker to honor the Code of Ethics.

Apr 20, 2022 10:11 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

I thought the two dogs gossiping were perfect Jan Green. This post does get the message across quite clearly. I remember once where a client's son wanted to be privy about transaction details and it did not happen because he was not part of the contract!

Apr 21, 2022 10:28 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Anything said in a public discussion or online forum can be used against the people who insist on putting everything out there. Not wise Kris Collis, Associate Broker. Thanks for stopping by!

Apr 21, 2022 10:33 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Catchy title - good post - cute pic!  An all out success.

Apr 21, 2022 03:28 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Thank you Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, I appreciate the support! Wishing you a wonderful evening.

Apr 21, 2022 03:55 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

In a time when people feel the need to report every little thing, they do on their social media sites people should realize that not all news is meant to be announced to the world.

Apr 22, 2022 04:19 AM
Dorte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Wanda,

That is why ActiveRain is so cool. If you need an example to share with a client, you can use one from an agent in another state, not your client's cousin. Definitely not good to jeopardize their position in any way.

Apr 22, 2022 07:33 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Some have a free spirit attitude that will get the wings clipped eventually by thinking everything flies on social media sites, Ed Silva. Have seen very little attention to that myself. 

Apr 22, 2022 08:33 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

ActiveRain is an informed source for all things real estate, Dorte Engel and for that, I am very grateful! Thank you for stopping by.

Apr 22, 2022 08:34 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

It is probably a good idea for many users of social media to compose their entry, check it for spelling and punctuation, proof read it and  delete it  before hitting the POST button.

Apr 22, 2022 09:24 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

That is a good practice John Juarez that will keep people out of trouble. Valuable lessons will be learned by those who are unable to resist letting go!

Apr 22, 2022 10:07 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Loved your post Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! ! So many agents do not subscribe to the code of ethics. Thank goodness I am blessed to work with many excellent agents as my goal is always to have a smooth transaction throughout the whole process. That being said in a multiple offer situation and identical or almost offers I can tell the one who will get the nod..the agent whos practices their ethics ...not the drama queen or king!!

Apr 22, 2022 11:07 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Like you Dorie Dillard Austin TX, I prefer to work in a drama-free zone and prevent my clients from feeling the unecessary stress that can bring. It make a huge difference in the journey to the closing table!

Apr 22, 2022 11:45 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

When you do the door knock in farming, some dog come and greed you. Arf arf arf...

The Ring video will be displaced on Neighbors as it is illegal to knock.

Apr 25, 2022 09:45 AM
Stella Barbour
NoVa Brokers LLC - Vienna, VA
Principal Broker, Serving Virginia and Maryland

I see this happening all of the time and hope agents will realize that it is inappropriate and re-look at their code of ethics and learn to follow by them. This will keep them out of trouble.  

Apr 26, 2022 05:48 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Just don't let the dogs out Sam Shueh!

Apr 26, 2022 06:14 AM
Sam Shueh

The small dogs are just afraid of realtors as realtors are afraid of these dogs.

Apr 27, 2022 06:54 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Too much information is shared for all to view for some, Stella Barbour and until there is recourse, it continues!

Apr 26, 2022 06:22 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

You really got my attention with the pic of the two dogs...great graphic!

Apr 26, 2022 02:32 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Thought it would be fun, glad you liked it Sharon Tara! The pup on the right looks like our Grand Baby girl, Peanut.

Apr 26, 2022 04:45 PM