Thanks for asking!!
1. He smokes, though not immediately around me. Always talking about wanting to quit.
2. He is constantly saying how busy he is and all the things he has to do like close this or that deal, complete paper work, deal with his children, etc
3. He is always advising me to offer asking price when he knows I like to bid agressively low.
4. He talks too much - wastes alot of time. (Hello, I just want to look for a house. Can we talk and walk at the same time?).
5. Many times not prepared when we meet, meaning he takes out his laptop and looks up the house we want to see and then looks up a google map so we can find it. Why wasn't this done ahead of time?
6. Seems annoyed sometimes when I offer my views about things like what a house looks like and says, "well personally that would not concern me if I were a buyer, but..."
7. If I want the owner to cover costs for something he immediately says that he knows the business (meaning he knows more than I do) and "seriously doubts" that would be considered by the selller.
I hope you realtors are listening. The best thing you can do for your client is listen and develop a positive relationship with him/her. If someone tells me he/she is about to buy a home and do I know anyone who can help, my answer would be, "Well my realtor wasn't that great..."
I think I ask more questions when I feel the realtor is not trying to push a sale, to you could even say, "Feel free to ask any and as many questions as possible. I am only here to help and not to push or pressure you. Also, if I feel I am not taking up time or wasting a persons time, I will stay and talk more, which makes for a happy and positive experience.