An agent in the office suggested that I should talk about this. I thought it was a great idea because it is something I have been guilty of. Have you ever had a seller you could not control? A buyer who thought they could lowball everything? Clients who were unreasonable about home inspection items? Parents of clients who stuck their heads into everything? The thing is agents on the other side of deals are dealing with these issues as well. Many times when things don't go as well as we would like with a transaction we "Assume" it is the fault of the agent. What I would ask of you and me (have a drink with Lisa and she will tell you how patient I am...) is to keep in mind our past experiences with our own clients and not to blame the other agent so quickly. As I have talked about before this business is difficult enough, maintaining a good relationship with the agent on the other side will always help. Keeping the peace is also the right thing to do for our clients.
Sales meeting today, 11:30 at That's Amore. Hope to see you there.
Enjoy the coffee,