Paul S.  Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.)

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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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Yes... and I've had cross-sales with agents where a TC is involved and they don't have a clue as to what is happening once the file is dropped in the TC's lap. (I just hate it when that happens. And that's when I start calling the agent for everything until he or she gets the hint.)

Aug 28, 2017 03:55 AM
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert
scape·goat
ˈskāpˌɡōt/
noun
 
  1. 1.
    a person who is blamed for the wrongdoings, mistakes, or faults of others, especially for reasons of expediency.
Aug 27, 2017 11:44 PM
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Bob Crane
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Some folks have a problem with taking responsibility for their actions and their business.

Aug 27, 2017 11:07 PM
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
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No, I haven't seen this before, but an agent who constantly blames their assistant for everything probably won't have that assistant, or any assistant for long. 

Aug 28, 2017 02:52 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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No, because I would not accept that excuse!

Aug 28, 2017 05:10 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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Sounds like a cop-out to me

Aug 28, 2017 04:30 AM
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Jay McHugh
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It is called passing the buck.....too many chefs spoil the dinner....

Aug 28, 2017 04:20 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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It has happened.

Aug 28, 2017 03:52 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

LOL!  I've had several transactions where the transaction coordinator on the other end was a worthless sacks of carbon and caused more headaches and hassles than they were worth!  That's why I don't use TCs.

 

I've had transactions too where the TC was useless and the other agent even more so!  Hence why I love to double side things.

Aug 28, 2017 09:57 AM
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Mike & Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
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"cross sale"?  "challange"?

You are too polite...You really mean "pissed off".

Yes, like most transactions.

Eve

Aug 28, 2017 07:54 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Yes, and I remind them that their assistant is not the agent representing the client. 

Aug 28, 2017 07:51 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Yes, it's pathetic.

As an owner, I own my teams mistakes and praise them for our victories.

It's a tough role to be a leader, the group gets the wins and you get the blames, but that is (part of) leadership/ownership.

Aug 28, 2017 07:17 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Oh yes...

Aug 28, 2017 06:02 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I've never encountered it in real estate but only only a couple agents have assistants. It's a common tactic in every field.

Aug 28, 2017 05:21 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Not that I recall.

Aug 28, 2017 05:00 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

No; however, if that assistant was not licensed I would quickly remind them of that.

Aug 28, 2017 04:56 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Dave Halpern nailed this one!

Aug 28, 2017 04:55 AM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
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no fortunately not

Aug 28, 2017 04:38 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Ultimately, she is responsible so the answer is really ridiculous. 'I didn't do it' is a 2nd grade answer.

Aug 28, 2017 04:33 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
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get ready for more !

Aug 28, 2017 03:22 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Some people just can not take responsibilities well, they blame anyone else. I would not be surprised if she goes around and blames you too. 

Aug 29, 2017 10:29 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Paul S. Henderson, CRS, REALTOR®, = well said, I don't play the blame game...

Aug 28, 2017 10:39 PM
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Happened this summer and guess what? Her client came to me, the listing agent, for their next purchase. For which I was also the listing agent. It's been a great summer. Keep screwing up, agents, I have no problem with that!!

Aug 28, 2017 04:30 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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I am with you on don't blame do something to get it right.

 

Aug 28, 2017 02:39 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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Yes quite often

Aug 28, 2017 02:33 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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No.

Aug 28, 2017 12:57 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
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LOL Dave Halpern has this one right!  Sounds to me like the agents has done a terrible job of either training her/his assistant or just a whiner.

Aug 28, 2017 11:59 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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I don't play the blame but have run into situations where the assistant did not relay information or dropped the ball. It all worked out in the end.

Aug 28, 2017 10:41 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Paul, the occurrence happens far too often for my liking and not limited to real estate.

Aug 28, 2017 09:23 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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I can't say I've heard the blaming but there have been a few cases where a TC made some pretty big goofs, and clearly the agent wasn't monitoring or even aware of what they were doing. It used to happen in the corporate world, too!

Aug 28, 2017 08:03 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Yes, unfortunately. 

Aug 28, 2017 07:56 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Paul,

We always took responsibility for those we hired...A

Aug 28, 2017 07:12 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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no, I can't say that I have...but if we had problems, I'd be dealing directly with the prime agent so there would be no excuses....

Aug 28, 2017 07:05 AM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Excuses are made by the weak.  Take responsibility!

Aug 28, 2017 07:04 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

This is found in all walks of life and is one of the banes of mankind

Aug 28, 2017 06:47 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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Hasn't happened yet, but that agent does not understand that they are ultimately responsible for the failures of an employee.

Aug 28, 2017 06:40 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

No, can't say I did but I know lots of people who are always blaming someone else for their mistakes or bad decisions.

Aug 28, 2017 06:24 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Paul S. Henderson, CRS, REALTOR®, Good for you!! It's the licensee who should take responsibility for their actions. This is why most assistants aren't licensed.

Aug 28, 2017 06:11 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

No, never have.  

Aug 28, 2017 06:02 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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Stuff happens.   There are no shortage of excuses for some people.  

Aug 28, 2017 05:51 AM