Do Agents Have Beans in Their Ears ?

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams 414-525-0563

 

beans in their ears Remember the song..."I think that all.....have beans in their ears....".....and sometimes I think that there are agents who have that same vegetarian mallady....be they office mates, managers, co-brokes...the art of listening is sometimes lost. Or..the ever popular...hear what you want to believe.  We find this to the case most especially with short sales. Wehen we got a call from an agent about one of our short sale listings....we used to begin the conversation by saying: "Do you understand that this listing is a short sale...? Are you familiar with short sales?? The answer always YES OF COURSE I KNOW ABOUT SHORT SALES.  Then the conversation continued and the longer it went on....the more we knew...they didn't know anything or at least not enough to work with a buyer on a short sale. The comments were..

  • My buyer has a house to sell
  • Aren't the sellers going to_____________re-paint, Fix the______________
  • We need to close in 30 days.....
  • Of course if it's a short sale, it must be vacant_______-
  • Well, that means the lender will take anything we offer....

  We've stopped letting agents embarrass themselves and ask a few probing questions to determine if their buyers could possibly be qualified....Know what you don' t know....No harm in saying you don't know...we are happy to answer any questions you have about a short sale...Call us anytime: 414-525-0563....Prompt service, proven results.

 

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Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael) - Saint Michael, MN
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The agents who call with a buyer who has a house to sell always crack me up.  If you don't know how to purchase a short sale, keep looking.  There are a number of agents with beans in their ears.  I certainly don't have the resources or time to educate them.  It is too bad that their brokers don't either. 

March 26, 2009 06:35 AM #1
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS

Hey Suzanne...what's worse is when the brokers think they know...and we know they don't....grrrrr

March 26, 2009 06:47 AM #2
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Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

I don't know the song about beans in the ears.  I get a pea in one of my ears often in the spring.... the first time I felt it I had gone to a women's conference in Dayton Ohio and a bunch of us bunked together at a hotel...  I woke up the next morning with the sensation of something in my ear, I said a spider had crawled into my ear, but I pretty much knew it was allergies. A spider is kinda creepy but could unfortunately happen.   Since then when it happens I say it is a pea in my ear.  A bean would be waaaaaay too big.

Agents and their buyers have done this for years with transferees homes that are owned by a third party.  It's your turn now. 

Beans would be entirely too big... I bet it is seasonal allergies and they just have a little pea in their ear that keeps them from hearing.

I need to find the beans in your ear song lyrics now.

March 26, 2009 06:57 AM #3
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS

I will find it...I think it's "I think that all Grown Ups Have Beans In their Ears"....We are on a mission!

March 26, 2009 07:14 AM #4
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS

For everyone who wants Beans in their ears...or to learn the lyrics...use it as a ringtone on their cell...here it is:

 

http://www.lyricstime.com/the-serendipity-singers-beans-in-my-ears-lyrics.html

March 26, 2009 07:18 AM #5
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Debra Kukulski, Broker Associate
RE/MAX Unlimited Northwest - Cary, IL
SFR,CDPE;GRI;ABR;e-PRO Realtor, Northern IL

I think any good Realtor that wants to stay in business needs to learn about our current market, including REOs, foreclosures and short sales. 

March 27, 2009 08:49 AM #6
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS

True enough Debra...and if it is not an area that you wish to work in...refer it....

March 27, 2009 08:54 AM #7
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Tom Boos
Sine & Monaghan Realtors, Real Living - Grosse Pointe Farms, MI

I had a bean in my nose once, but never my ear.  Seriously, you're right that far too many agents still are misinformed about the "ins-and-outs" of short sales.  If you don't know, find out before you get your clients involved in listings such as these.

March 27, 2009 09:14 AM #8
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS

Ewww...my sister was famous for nose stuff...pussy willows...vitamin pills...all surgically removed in the ER...maybe surgery is the answer for real estate, hmmmm ?

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