There must be a strategy for some agents that don't like their job. You know. The ones who seem to really make an effort to NOT work with their Real Estate Industry peers nor in the best interests of their clients.Well, a sure way to alienate everyone is the agent who makes sure:
- They let everyone know that they know it all (and they've been in the business for a few months).
- They are know it alls (and had a total of two transactions within a five year period)
- They don't ask questions (I run from those as they are a liability and just jump head on into everything because.....they know it all)
- That they talk down to all agents because they are better than them (but all along through the transaction they keep messing up and forgetting to do pertinent and important details)
- They never return calls until 5pm (they either have another job or they believe this is good business....???)
- They want both sides of the listing (so they don't call back other agents for showing appointments)
- They have assistants ...whom they instruct to not bother them with minor details. (and we never hear from them since the acceptance of the contract)
- Not to follow up with the fax or email they sent (that we never got and when it is the day of the deadline we finally call and they say, "You never got it?"
And the list goes on; although the majority of the agents I have met along the way (at least the ones I seem to gravitate to more) do just the opposite. They are courteous, return calls, ask if they don't know something, and really think in the best interests of their clients.
.....And this pertains with all industry related peers as well. Loan Officers, Escrow and Title Officers, the other agent, the assistant, the peer in your office, the home inspector, the pest inspector and that list goes on.
After getting discouraged and writing Hello?????...... Do You Think It's Possible to Get a Showing Appointment? I am still in awe. I've worked feverishly since Sunday to get as many appointments as possible so my clients who are Transferring from Virginia to Hawaii will not have to live out of suitcases for months. The want to be IN CONTRACT by the weekend....... And I still haven't gotten return calls or emails from 2/3 of them.
Bottom line is this:
- We remember when others have treated us with respect.
- We remember when you were thinking in the best interests of your clients and mine.
- We know we will cross paths with you again....this island is way small.
- How you perform will make all the difference in the world for continued success in this business
- Team work makes for a smooth transaction and all involved are happy campers.
- ..........We all sleep well at night :)
We are INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS. It's what you make of yourself and how you treat your client's and peers that will make you a successful agent.
Do you burn bridges? Alienate your peers? Your clients? Or do you think in the best interests of everyone involved?
Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman is a Realtor-Associate® and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) with Century 21 Liberty Homes in Mililani, Hawaii. With a sharp understanding that a listening ear is the key to a client's needs she serves the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) and all Hawaii Military Relocations, Hawaii Retirees, Hawaii Job Transfers and Hawaii Residents, Home Buyers and Sellers.
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