Joseph Doohan, I offer business strategy advice for realtors (Joseph Doohan)

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Rainmaker
2,972,861
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I'd rather not opine on this in a public forum. As you didn't make this a members only question, I'd rather not discuss such issues where the public can see them. Such airing of "dirty laundry" does not enhance our professional standing.

Sep 21, 2018 05:18 AM
Ambassador
3,184,673
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Lack of communication from agents...by far the #1 for me!

Sep 21, 2018 04:22 AM
Rainmaker
522,271
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

People who think we get paid too much for what we do. If they only walked a day in our shoes...

Sep 21, 2018 05:42 AM
Rainmaker
249,149
Lesley Wilson-VanGoethem
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Winter Springs, FL
Residential Real Estate Broker Associate

Lack of education.. This should be aminimum 1 year apprenticeship and additional mandatory real world classes.
A new agent needs to know the timelines of the transactions and the repercussions when timelines arent met.
Many of the new agents have no clue and little to no supervision..
This affects all of us, not only in having to help educate them when we are in a transaction, but also the public, as they deserve more

Sep 21, 2018 06:03 AM
Rainmaker
1,504,877
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Many agents don't know what they are doing & cause their clients harm.

Sep 21, 2018 05:00 AM
Rainmaker
552,314
Peter Mohylsky, SoWal Is HOME.
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Let me help you find your path to the beach.

Plethora of inexperienced agents who don’t know what they don’t know. 

Sep 21, 2018 04:50 AM
Ambassador
4,055,294
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I dont let myself focus on negatives so I have no peeeves.

Sep 21, 2018 08:58 AM
Rainmaker
3,240,082
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Right now.  Your question.  Reported but your question still exists.  Why not focus on the positive---your query offers none. 

Sep 21, 2018 08:55 AM
Rainmaker
2,763,274
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

People.  In one form or another, it always boils down to people. What people do. What people say. What people don't do - what they don't say.  

Sep 21, 2018 07:36 AM
Rainmaker
2,893,538
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Incompetent agents.

Sep 21, 2018 04:58 AM
Rainmaker
610,404
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Oh the list is long but today I'll go with the poor commitment to quality service from the great majority of agents that then negatively impacts the industry as a whole. 

Sep 21, 2018 04:51 AM
Rainmaker
1,024,327
Valeria Mola
SIB REALTY - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty

Communication

Sep 21, 2018 09:47 AM
Rainmaker
910,972
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

That our value is constantly under attack by discount brokers that trivialize the complicated work we do.

Sep 21, 2018 07:15 AM
Rainmaker
1,024,102
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Agents not answering their phones and not returning phone calls for days.

Sep 21, 2018 06:39 AM
Rainmaker
4,796,501
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Dishonest agents and customers.

Sep 21, 2018 05:41 AM
Rainmaker
3,166,196
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Incompetent agents who don't know what they don't know and are still sponsored by a broker! 

Sep 21, 2018 05:12 AM
Rainmaker
1,447,813
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

I agree with all answers - Communication.

Sep 21, 2018 09:52 AM
Rainmaker
442,536
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Realtors not answering their phone or returning calls in a timely fashion.

Sep 21, 2018 08:33 AM
Rainmaker
1,210,729
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I'm with Nina Hollander 

Sep 21, 2018 08:29 AM
Rainmaker
526,059
Mike & Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

Dumb agents...

38% of agents in central florida have been in business LESS than one year...and they think it is more important to chase a listing then take a class.

Eve

 

Sep 21, 2018 07:54 AM
Rainmaker
5,263,549
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Too many unqualified agents.

Sep 21, 2018 07:33 AM
Ambassador
2,344,189
Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 NAR

Sep 21, 2018 07:03 AM
Rainmaker
576,873
Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

The list is long... unethical agents, agents who do not return phone calls about their own lisitngs,  a real disservice to their clients,  lack of education, and agents who don't know what they don't know.

Sep 21, 2018 06:44 AM
Rainmaker
1,563,520
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I'm retired now Joseph Doohan but I can't say that I really had any one thing stick out as a "pet" peeve.

Sep 21, 2018 06:17 AM
Rainmaker
2,941,290
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Agents who do not answer their phone, return messages or email. 

Sep 21, 2018 05:27 AM
Rainmaker
743,252
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

The predation of agents....

by other agents....

by their brokers and their 'pass it on' junk fees.....

proliferation of referral enterprises not qualified to receive referrals fees....

The profession AS A WHOLE accepting misrepresentation, deception, false data, stolen intellectual property as business as normal and the cowardice that concedes nothing can be done.

And this is perpetrated by the veterans, not the newbies. So, bring on the newbies and maybe change can occur.

REMINDER: this is about the INDUSTRY, not the agent.

Sep 21, 2018 05:06 AM
Rainmaker
261,128
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

I'm with Nina Hollander and Jon K. JuddJoseph Doohan

Sep 21, 2018 04:37 PM
Rainmaker
822,678
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I'm with Nina Hollander on this one - better to not say

Sep 21, 2018 03:41 PM
Rainer
91,232
Jon K. Judd
Keller Williams Realty - Central Delaware - Dover, DE
GRI, e-PRO, SFR, Delaware Homes

I'm not sure if this question and responses are visible to the general public, for that reason alone I'd not post an answer here...

Sep 21, 2018 10:11 AM
Rainmaker
1,521,231
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

As so many others have already noted

Sep 21, 2018 10:06 AM
Rainmaker
3,064,899
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Lack of professional agents.

 

Sep 21, 2018 09:18 AM
Rainmaker
4,868,361
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

we're listing agents and our greatest "pet peeve" is when we are delivered an offer from a buyer's agent who is known for dropping the ball.... we represent the seller but we are forced to deal directly with the buyer....that buyer has no representation!!

 

Sep 21, 2018 08:49 AM
Rainmaker
4,312,032
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

We do not focus on the negative aspects of this business.  The more you focus on negativity, the more you will attract it.  A

Sep 21, 2018 07:18 AM
Rainer
222,367
J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I like Nina Hollander's response. I will side her.

Although, as a Rainer I suppose it can't be public.

Sep 21, 2018 06:09 AM
Rainmaker
280,079
Jeanne Gregory
RE/MAX Southwest - Sugar Land, TX
The most important home I sell is YOURS!

Inexperienced and somewhat ignorant agents who just don't care.  And the brokers who hire them in hopes that someone will "hit a homerun". 

Sep 21, 2018 12:35 PM
Rainmaker
2,423,778
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Biggest doesn't allow for all of it to come out. Its complicated, overdone, inadequate and is in need of changes. Unfortunately outside forces are being used to usher this change in instead of the industry self-correcting itself

Sep 21, 2018 11:20 AM
Rainmaker
1,817,266
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Rather be positive

Sep 21, 2018 09:19 AM
Rainmaker
984,184
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

CA DRE is not strict enough. People take a class or a name change after their license is revoked is back again.

Sep 21, 2018 08:23 AM
Rainer
20,225
Romylio "Romeo" Cordoba - NSB Realtor
Adams Cameron and Co. Realtors - New Smyrna Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate Agent

Agents that do not call back after leaving a voicemail.

Sep 22, 2018 12:14 AM
Rainmaker
650,626
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

"Disruptors" who want the public to believe that that is no longer a need for experienced Realtors because it is all about how low the commission rate should be.

Sep 21, 2018 09:05 PM
Ambassador
779,083
Mimi Foster
FALCON PROPERTY SOLUTIONS - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

NEW AGENTS who aren't being trained properly. 

Sep 21, 2018 06:48 PM
Ambassador
1,611,213
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

REALTORS®

Sep 21, 2018 05:01 PM
Rainmaker
4,431,983
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

None.

Sep 21, 2018 05:00 AM
Rainmaker
3,977,611
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Agents that do not answer their phone

Sep 22, 2018 07:46 PM
Rainmaker
724,099
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Agents not acting ethically or following rules.

Sep 22, 2018 01:15 PM
Rainmaker
3,763,542
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Nina Hollander has a valid point!

Sep 22, 2018 07:48 AM
Rainmaker
1,273,442
Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Agents who don't know what they're doing and brokers who don't manage them.

Sep 22, 2018 07:47 AM
Rainmaker
4,019,878
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Professionalism by agents.

Sep 26, 2018 06:39 AM