Here’s why I ask. My real estate practices are very aggressive. Without a doubt I have pissed a few agents off over the years.
Some agents have called my buisness practices unethical, illegal, unprofessional, moronic, deceitful, bait and switch, confrontational, self indulging and blah, blah, blah…..I could go on but you get my point.
By the way, did you know accusing a REALTOR® of using unethical or illegal practices when they aren’t is in itself a violation of our CoE (Code of Ethics)? Don’t believe me? Go check it out. SoP (Standard of Practice) 15-2.
The reality is that I am just looking out for “my peeps”. I’m doing what it takes to get the job done. I’m doing what they have hired me to do. I work for Sellers and Buyers. I do NOT work for other agents.
If agents get pissed off because they don’t agree with what I’m doing then frankly that’s their issue ….not mine. My business practices are and always have been legal and ethical. I wouldn’t handle my business any other way. Would you, yours?
Have you ever held back from taking a listing or working with a buyer because you didn’t want to upset another agent? Even though you knew they were doing a bad job and you could do better. Pampering.
Have you ever divulged information about your customer/client or their deal because the other agent was your friend? Or they worked in the same office? Pampering.
Below are a few of my business practices (old and current) that other agents may believe to be unethical or illegal: (If you want to have some fun go read the posts and the comments on then in).
I will not change the way I handle my business just because it may upset some agents. More than likely most of the agents I have done deals with are no longer in the business anyway.
The failure rate amongst REALTORS® is somewhere between 70% and 90% during their first 2 years in business. I may never do a deal with them again. I will however get referrals from my customer/clients for years to come.
Now folks, having said all of this I do want to work WITH other agents. I whole heartedly believe in helping my peers in their business. I will bend over backwards to assist them if asked. BUT…it will not be at the expense of my customer/clients.
Let’s remember who we work for and who is paying us. That’s where our loyalties need to be.
I’m a protector of the public NOT a pamperer of agents. Which one are you?
***The video is for those few people who didn’t appreciate our last video of me tearing up a counter offer. Maybe this technique will be more appealing to you. As always the video is the property of ROAR! Productions. Get off it.
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