Hawaii Randy's Real Estate Opinions: December 2008

Scrooge Real Estate Agent

I was thinking about an experience I had on Christmas a couple years ago. 

I got a call from an agent who wanted to show one of my listings on Christmas.  They not only wanted to show it that day they wanted to show it on short notice.  The same year that happened, I read a similar account from another agent on Active Rain.

What would you do?  I told them I could not make the appointment for them, but could schedule them for another day.  It is Christmas and my clients have guests over.  The seller's asked for no showings for the couple of days while they had guests, which I posted in the listing under showing instructions. 

Not accepting my response he pressed me further, all but demanding I call me clients and interrupt their holiday gathering.  I declined to make the phone call, which made him irritated.  I said it is Christmas and I will not disturb them.  After making some unpleasant remarks about professionalism and religion he hung up.  I never heard of the agent before that day and have never seen or heard of him since.   I am guessing may not still be in the business.

I wonder how many listing agents would have actually called their clients.

 

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Randy L. Prothero, REALTOR®

Principal Broker, ABR, AHWD, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, MRP, SFR

Island Style Realty Inc.

Team Leader - "The Prothero Group"

Randy Prothero is well established as an expert in working with military / VA clients and first time home buyers.  His home seller's (listing) campaign is one of the most aggressive marketing programs in the area.

Based out of Mililani, Hawaii. Randy services the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) Performs mediations and ombudsman services for the Board of Realtors.  To improve overall professionalism in his area Randy also offers classes for real estate agents. 

www.HawaiiRandy.comOahu (Honolulu County) Property Search  Hawaii Military Relocations

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