- What's the listing price?
- How long has the property been on the market?
- Is there a lock box?
- Do you have a disclosure package?
- Are you under contract yet?
- What is the lowest price the seller will accept? (give me a freaking break...)
With the exception of the last question, I've never been asked a question by a buyer's agent that wasn't answered in the listing. EVER. When I get the 15th or 16th call in a single day with stupid questions like these, I'm amazed by the depth of my patience.
However, it is very difficult to know why others respond as they do. I have been guilty of associating rudeness to one whose life existed in chronic pain. Now, I see what was previously rude, as heroric in all measures.
When showing the 7th house of the day, an agent may call me for the location of the lock box or CBS code although they are clearly recorded in the showing instructions. If I were in their shoes, I want the agent I call to be understanding and provide the information rather than blurt, "It's in the showing instructions. Can't you read?"
We are all busy. We are all pressed to the wall with the amount of work required to close every transaction. Each of us press our shoulders against the ever increasing weight of responsibilities and expectations of our clients and community. Even under such stress, we need to be vigilant that opportunities to encourage and refresh those we encounter are not neglected. Offer fresh cool water at every opportunity and fresh cool water will be returned.
Just be nice.
ReMax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL
727. 420. 4041
Unfortunately, we sometimes encounter rude and unprofessional agents in our industry. It's beyond frustrating when others stand in their own way of being successful and serving their clients needs, but it happens. Continue to take the high road and you'll come out on top. :)
I have only sold in my area for 3 years, of course I have sold in other areas for many more. Last year I called an agent who's listing I was writing up. (She is a long time agent in my area.) I called and introduced myself and who I was with and that I would like to know how she wanted to receive my offer. You know what she said to me? "I don't know you" - I thought to myself oh, geez Louise here we go, some old battle axe going to give me some attitude! I couldn't help it - I just said, "I don't know you either" - lol! I think she got the point. I do not tolerate this behavior!