There are sites where I publish my “made for TV” opinion and analysis stories. Louisville Homes 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’s my Top 10 Realtor pet peeves about other Realtors.
#10 Realtors who typing 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 a 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 lock-box
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
Some people just do their job better than others. The loafers bring me down because now I have to pick up your slack.
#3 Realtors who try to take my commission with a spurious procuring cause claim
This doesn’t happen often but when it does… ooohh man… my blood starts 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. ;^)