I take the high road ------

By
Real Estate Broker Owner 01293735 CA

An out of area agent calls up yelling at me as I won't show his client a house without him there unless I have a referral agreement - I say thank you.

I have an agent who wants the keys to the house for her client before the close of escrow - I say, I am so sorry, I do not do that. It closes - you get the keys. I will be happy to meet you and client there anytime you wish to view the home.

I have a friend who calls to ask me questions about her realtor. I say - I am sorry that unless you sign with me as your agent, I cannot speak to you about the sale of your home. You need to call your agent and I am sure she can answer your questions.

I have a bank who is asking for the same short sale information to be sent over for the 4th time. I say - no problem. I have it right here.

I have a client with 542 credit who is short saling his house and needs a place to live. After being denied on 4 homes,I find him a great home for $1200 a month and he says "he wants to think about it." In a few days, I get a call from an agent for a referral for him on a home he wants to rent for $1700 a month and she wants to know if he can afford it. I tell her kindly, to check his paystubs. I do not have an agency on him for this home.

These are afew situations where I feel we as agents and brokers really need to watch ourselves and our clients. There is alot of legal liability for not only what we do, but what we say. I try to take my time before responding.

 

 

Posted by

 LORI BOWERS

http://www.loribowers.com

The Lori Bowers Group

A boutique Real Estate Office, with a full service team to serve all your Real Estate Needs

La Quinta, Palm Desert, Indio, Rancho Mirage, Coachella , Indian Wells and the surrounding Palm Springs Area.

78120 Calle Estado Suite 103

Old Town La Quinta

La Quinta, CA 92253

Phone: (760)8311595• Fax: (760)771-5327

close

Re-Bloggged 2 times:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
  1. Linda Urbick 08/05/2011 01:42 PM
  2. Don Sabinske 08/10/2011 04:36 PM
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the man to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Topic:
ActiveRain Community
Location:
California Riverside County La Quinta
Groups:
Localism Success and Accountability Group
Luxury Home Marketing
New Market Leaders
POSITIVE ATTITUDE for the Weary Soul

Comments 11 New Comment

Anonymous
Post a Comment
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the lock to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Rainmaker
667,986
Mary Yonkers
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
Alan Kells 1-814-881-7548

Lori--I agree with all the points you make here.  I am glad that Donne K. sent me here.

August 07, 2011 04:28 PM
Ambassador
745,278
Brenda Mullen
Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!!
RE/MAX Access

That is absolutely awesome Lori-  I wish more agents were like you :)!

August 07, 2011 05:23 PM
Rainer
90,309
Maya Swamy
Ph.D. Long Beach, CA - fundsavailable.com
Funds Available

I came here from Donne's post. You make some great point - other realtors should follow them

August 07, 2011 07:20 PM
Rainmaker
657,313
Pacita Dimacali
Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA
Alain Pinel

Lori ---

I'm sure there will be a few more situations that will challenge you. But no worries...you will always pick the best and most ethical position.

Do you believe in karma?

Take care

 

August 08, 2011 04:49 AM
Rainmaker
526,231
Don Sabinske
Sabinske & Associates Inc.
Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc.

Lori, I like this one enough to reblog it.  I would just hope that all my agents are as smart as you are.

August 10, 2011 04:37 PM
Anonymous
Post a Comment
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the house to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Ambassador
737,752

Lori Bowers

The Lori Bowers Group
Ask me about buying a house
*
*
*
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the folder to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase: