She doesn’t look very happy does she? Maybe it’s you she’s mad at? Let’s hope not!
Want to know what I hate? You don’t care? Doesn’t matter… here we go. My top 10 Realtor pet peeves about other Realtors. It’s going to shock you.
#10 Realtors who type listing descriptions in ALL CAPS
What’s annoying in an email or text is just as annoying on the web. For goodness sake, please refrain!
#9 Realtors who misrepresent their home to have more official bedrooms than it truly has
I know someone could sleep in this room but without an egress window, closet and a door, this is not an official bedroom. That’s 101 stuff there. Your deception will not go unnoticed, trust me.
#8 Realtors who don’t listen to the voice message I just left them but instead call me and ask about it
Spending two minutes bringing you up to speed on our deal wasn’t something I did for myself, it was meant for you! Don’t call me and ask me to do it all over again. Crikies!
#7 Realtors who give out the wrong code to their listing’s lock-box
This one could be a simple mistake but c’mon… it’s important! If you make me look bad in front of my clients, I’m not your friend. (Just kidding, I’m still your friend… just don’t let it happen again.)
#6 Realtors who won’t give me their client’s feedback after they show one of my listings
Since I received my real estate license to practice in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, I’ve given feedback on 100% of the homes I’ve shown my clients.
Other agents? Not so much.
#5 Realtors who pretend that a patently obvious problem doesn’t exist
Well… because we have to get that document signed by all parties in order to have an accepted contract, it’s fairly important, dontcha think?
#4 Realtors who are lazy
The law of averages dictates that some people will do their job better than others. I get that. But some problems exist solely because the Realtor was lazy. Thanks to you, Mr. Loafer, I have to pick up your slack.
#3 Realtors who try to take my commission with a spurious procuring cause claim
This doesn’t happen often but when it does… ooohh man… my blood starts to boil. Honestly, you’re seriously trying to take the money I just earned?
Thems fightin’ words.
#2 Realtors who don’t return my calls
I’m sorry to report that this happens more often than I would have thought. Real estate attorneys, home appraisers, home inspectors and other contractors all fall into this category. If it strikes a chord with you, you might want to start acting like a professional.
#1 Realtors who treat me like I’ve done something wrong when it’s really their clients causing the trouble
Drumroll please… my number one pet peeve about other Realtors is when the so-called professional gets all bent out of shape and yells at me about something that’s either their fault or their client’s fault. The nerve.
I don’t handle these situations very well, nor should I. It’s OK to admit that you’ve made a mistake. After all, we’re all human.