Ok. There are sites where I publish my “made for TV” opinion and analysis stories. This blog has been up and running since 2006 and gets more traffic now than ever before! (Yes, I’m tooting my own horn so sue me.)
I also write for Insider Louisville, which is growing by leaps and bounds. Better platform. Larger audience. What’s not to like?
So here on my own personal blog is where I cut loose and tell you how I really feel.
It’s getting real up in here.
So today’s topic came to me as I was looking through a bunch of listings for a client of mine. And I was like,
“Why are you doing this? Are you crazy?! What kind of drugs are you on???”
So without further ado, here are my Top 10 Realtor Pet Peeves about Other Realtors.
#10 Realtors who type the 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 listing to have more official bedrooms than it truly has.
I know someone could sleep in this room but without an egress window, closet, and door, this is not an official bedroom. Try again.
#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 lockbox.
This one could be a simple mistake but 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 on one of my listings.
Since I received my real estate license to practice in the Commonwealth of Kentucky I have given feedback on 100% of the homes I’ve shown my clients. Eat your heart out, Ty Cobb.
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.
In every profession, the largest portion is made up of average performers. Then there is a smaller group of agents that do better and a group that does worse. In the field of real estate, the loafers bring down everyone. It’s a bummer.
#3 Realtors who try to take my commission with a spurious procuring cause claim.
This doesn’t happen often but when it does… oh man… your blood will start to boil. Are you seriously trying to take the money I’ve earned?
Thems is fightin’ words.
#2 Realtors who don’t return my calls.
I am sorry to report that this happens more often than I would have thought. Real estate attorneys, home appraisers, home inspectors and other contractors fall into this category as well. Act professional people!
#1 Realtors who treat me like I’ve done something wrong when it’s really their clients causing the trouble.
And 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.
I don’t handle these situations very well. Please forgive me… I’m a work in progress too.