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Rainmaker
4,320,178
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Yes, It felt great, no need to relive it.  A

Aug 09, 2016 02:10 PM
Ambassador
3,045,597
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

In eighteen years, you bet, but I don't remember the negatives...

Aug 09, 2016 03:03 PM
Rainmaker
2,394,765
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Yes I have. Some were just hateful personalities. I am a very nice person and I won't tolerate meanness.

Aug 09, 2016 02:06 PM
Ambassador
3,981,962
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

It hasn't happened many times but when the working relationship isn't going anywhere it is time to part ways and use your time on more productive activities.

Aug 09, 2016 01:12 PM
Ambassador
3,917,785
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Yes. I fired a seller who wanted me to continue doing weekly open houses on a home where he refused to drop the price to where I recommended. I knew I could success in gettin ghim what he wanted, and told him so. 2 agents later the home sold for my recommendation

Aug 09, 2016 11:46 AM
Rainmaker
633,936
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I have "fired" buyers that continued to low ball offers.

Aug 09, 2016 11:16 AM
Rainmaker
823,588
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Yeppers, the stress relief felt great

Aug 09, 2016 11:31 PM
Rainmaker
2,980,542
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

More than once... and they deserved it. Each time I should have done it sooner.

Aug 09, 2016 09:41 PM
Ambassador
1,142,530
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Yes, I have fired a few investor buyers who wasted my time.

Aug 09, 2016 02:11 PM
Ambassador
3,673,447
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I've done it a couple of times, and once I felt badly months later when I realized the client had been showing early Alzheimers symptoms.

Aug 09, 2016 01:58 PM
Ambassador
4,298,246
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Oh yes, felt bad about it...... but did it anyways.

Aug 09, 2016 01:35 PM
Rainmaker
443,516
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Yes I have ... and it's  never easy.

Aug 09, 2016 01:17 PM
Ambassador
2,188,625
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I have had to do this. 

Aug 09, 2016 01:16 PM
Ambassador
1,614,024
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Not often but it happens.

Aug 09, 2016 12:27 PM
Ambassador
907,460
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
FrankRubiRealEstate.com

Both buyers and sellers. Often not worth the time. 

Aug 09, 2016 12:10 PM
Rainmaker
2,765,363
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Yes, several times. Definitely no need to relive the experience. It was enough when I fired them. 

Aug 09, 2016 12:00 PM
Rainmaker
1,523,566
Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

Yes, I was getting nowhere with her, she was totally unrealistic about prices.

Aug 09, 2016 11:53 AM
Ambassador
4,063,558
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

There have been a few that we suggested a competitor to, if they come back later is is a much better relationship.

Aug 10, 2016 12:50 PM
Rainmaker
1,523,082
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Annie Adjchavanich Yes, not a pleasant feeling. By the way; you're a peach!

Aug 10, 2016 12:49 PM
Rainmaker
4,875,200
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I fired one seller in 38 years!!!  all went well through the listing presentation and the signing of the agreement.... I no sooner left the home and the phone calls started coming in with DEMANDS IN A RUDE TONE.... honestly, only one hour after I left the property.... it was an early morning signing.... we all went to work after the signing....

I immediately returned to the home; removed the lockbox and returned the key...removed my sign....and canceled the listing in MLS.... called them and told them I did all of that....and wished him well...and hung up immediately.

he listed with another agent in my office and I watched and listened to the stories of abuse for 30 days....the property finally went pending.... 

THERE'S NO LISTING OR COMMISSION THAT'S WORTH ONE MINUTE OF DISRESPECT AND VERBAL ABUSE.... NOT TO ME!!!! I WON'T TAKE IT....

once out of 38 years and hundreds and hundreds of listings is a good ratio.....

Aug 10, 2016 05:13 AM
Rainmaker
3,072,954
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

We have all been there.  

Aug 10, 2016 04:46 AM
Rainmaker
4,796,551
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I've agreed to part ways with a few.

Aug 10, 2016 04:41 AM
Rainmaker
1,478,411
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

It happens. The reasons can be different, but I always stay professional and thank them for the opportunity. You never know, they can come back or refer someone to you. 

Aug 10, 2016 04:41 AM
Rainmaker
1,212,449
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Once in a blue moon and it feels great.  No need to relive it.

Aug 10, 2016 04:25 AM
Ambassador
2,344,889
Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Yes.  Seller was totally unreasonable, became rude and demanding.  I suggested we terminate our agreement.   She agreed.

Aug 10, 2016 02:23 AM
Rainmaker
985,479
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Yes, I was relieved. They will not put EMD after an offer is accepted. They said we will think about it.  I warned them their 72 hours is up, after showing 50 estates. 

I had to apologize to the listing agent. He was not as upset as I feared. 

Aug 10, 2016 12:26 AM
Rainmaker
1,367,427
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Annie Adjchavanich Life is too short to relive it.

Aug 10, 2016 12:09 AM
Rainmaker
1,405,648
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

Yes, and I felt relieved!

Aug 09, 2016 11:55 PM
Rainer
211,934
Jessie Cochran
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Panama City Realty Group

Nah, I have a wife who knows how to handle them

Aug 09, 2016 11:50 PM
Rainmaker
4,431,983
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

yes

Aug 09, 2016 11:30 PM
Rainmaker
2,426,097
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Yes and the reason was they had a mindset of win for them, win for the other agent and we will see what happens with me? NO...I know what happens...ME WALK

Aug 09, 2016 11:22 PM
Rainmaker
3,173,474
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Relief comes to mind. Not often, but occasionally necessary!

Aug 09, 2016 11:01 PM
Rainmaker
2,831,108
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

You bet once because the price was too high and they would not come down.  The only other time is that my gut told me the client was up to no good, which turned out to be true

Aug 09, 2016 10:57 PM
Ambassador
1,613,518
Harry F. D'Elia
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I have fired a few clients in my real estate career. Still here

Aug 09, 2016 10:54 PM
Rainmaker
2,901,863
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Yes, it happens to us all.

Aug 09, 2016 10:30 PM
Rainmaker
3,766,164
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

In 25 years..only twice and felt relieved!

Aug 09, 2016 10:15 PM
Rainmaker
3,245,917
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Yes.

It's not always easy but better than realizing that it should have happened sooner than later.  

Aug 09, 2016 10:06 PM
Rainmaker
3,049,971
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

I can't remember ever having to fire a client...

Aug 09, 2016 09:59 PM
Rainmaker
5,269,519
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I have not had to fire any client. However, I have chosen to to continue to work with some.

Aug 09, 2016 09:57 PM
Rainer
23,250
Desmond Neoh
Weichert, Realtors - North Bethesda, MD
Your Area Specialist, Multilingual

Have a thought but haven't done that. Especially on the one who "knows" what they are doing and they "think" they are better/smarter. Hard headed..

Aug 09, 2016 01:04 PM
Rainer
144,903
Andrzej Niemyjski
Realty One Group - Sun City West, AZ

Sometimes you just have to say "Its not you its me"  and have to move on

Aug 09, 2016 12:35 PM