Commission-Baited Breath Stinks!

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

Commission-Baited Breath Stinks!

 

Recently, in the Q & A, Will Hamm asked about how many touches agents made each day and how. Some may phone daily or weekly, others practice a once a month routine or send out mailings to remain top of mind.

 

There is no right or wrong way to retain or bring in new clientele, unless it egregiously interferes with established real estate relationships. Some agents are ultra-aggressive, marring or crossing ethical lines to gain more business at any cost. Many think they'll never get caught or be reported.

 

Some Examples of Commission-Baited Breath:

  • A fellow member bypassed me on FB, directly private messaging a friend who asked for an agent referral to buy a house in her area. Friend contacted me. I confronted agent and, of course she denied it!

 

  • Buying a cell phone roster of unknowing consumers, then failing to scrub the list and ends up calling under contract clients aligned with local agents. They continue, until a discussion to stop is warranted.

 

  • Agents that talk to buyers and sellers already working with an agent, whispering sweet nothings, making over-the-top promises to encourage them to cancel the signed agreement and go with them.

 

Commission-Baited Breath must stink to high heaven, maybe a little like a snake oil salesman and rotten sardines mixed with 💩. Thankfully, I've never had it or will get it because of excellent business hygiene habits!

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Comments (20)

Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Wanda,  I would never Baited and switch customer, but I do lots of marketing and you make some great points to share with us here in the Rain.  Hope you have a super day my friend!

 

Jul 08, 2022 08:56 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! 

I recently took a listing through a referral from a loyal past client. They were sharing how aggressive the other agent was. When that agent was told they were not getting the listing, they continued calling and reducing their commission to get them to change their mind. That's what I call "commission breath."

Jul 08, 2022 09:05 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Wanda - helpful information is welcome but the self serving things are easily spotted.

Jul 08, 2022 09:21 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Remaining to the professional side gains positive results, Will Hamm, anything other than that builds a reputation that will eventually fail!

Jul 08, 2022 10:39 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 great example of Commission-Bated Breath Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400. That agent sounds unrelenting, I've met a few of those as well. Congrats on the listing!

Jul 08, 2022 10:41 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

We all strive to be helpful in our daily business, Grant Schneider. Overstepping and overriding boundaries is not acceptable by any means!

Jul 08, 2022 10:42 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Wanda, for sharing some of your observations.

Have an outstanding weekend.

Jul 09, 2022 05:28 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

It really is sad the things people will do for a buck but unless they are held accountable for their actions, they will not stop.

Jul 09, 2022 06:29 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Thank you for stopping by and offering a comment, Roy. Wishing you and Delores a fantastic weekend!

Jul 09, 2022 08:30 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

You are so right! While unable to control other people's behaviors, for me, ethical is the way to go every single day, Brian England

Jul 09, 2022 08:35 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Bingo! "There is no right or wrong way to retain or bring in new clientele" the voice of reason. 

True professionals have more to offer than snake oil, BS, and Bull 💩 designed to deceive. 

Excellent business hygiene habits are something that escapes those with commission-baited breath Miss Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! 

Jul 09, 2022 10:39 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

FEATURED IN CRAP-TACULAR

 Mr. Crappy Says

Flush Commission-Bated Breath!

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Jul 09, 2022 10:44 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

So true, Wanda- I will never forget a home i consulted on with an agent. The seller was out of town. I couldn't believe that the seller would have left their home in this condition if they were ready to sell. The seller called me and it turns out they weren't but felt pressured by the agent to sign a listing agreement even if they weren't ready. 

Jul 09, 2022 11:16 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Ethics breaches have always been around, it just that more seem to be participating, Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist. I keep my distance from them to avoid getting too close to the stench!

Jul 09, 2022 01:30 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 so much for the feature in CRAP-TACULAR, Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist . Mr. Crappy has a nose to uncover those with Commission-Baited Breath, I say P. to the double U. to them!

Jul 09, 2022 01:33 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

It's unfortunate that so-called professional push or pressure clients to do something when they are not ready, Kathy Streib. That reminds me of high pressure Time-Share sales tactics and it is so unacceptable!

Jul 09, 2022 01:35 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Wanda,

I'm so glad that Carol Williams featured your post. Not sure how I missed this one. High pressure tactics are the curse of our industry and give us all a bad name. Agents need to stay in their own lane and act professional.

Jul 09, 2022 03:39 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

This element is in every business unfortunately, Dorie Dillard Austin TX. Thankfully, ethical agents far outweigh those with unsavory business practices!

Thank you so much for letting me know that Carol Williams featured this post. 

Jul 09, 2022 04:16 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Real estate can be very rewarding, but it is hard work and one needs to be constantly self-promoting. The fast talkers soon run themselves into another line of work.

Jul 11, 2022 02:58 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Have enjoyed my career, especially when helping clients move in or move on, Ed Silva. The unethical aspect of the industry I can definitely do without!

Jul 11, 2022 03:31 PM