Hawaii Randy's Real Estate Opinions: October 2011

You Might Consider Another Line of Work

Jeff Foxworthy has, “you might be a redneck.”  I have, “you might consider another line of work.”

If you are a real estate agent or a loan officer and:

1)      You don’t put your client’s needs ahead of yours; you might consider another line of work.

2)      You don’t return phone calls on a timely basis; you might consider another line of work.

3)      You are not getting properly trained; you might consider another line of work.

4)      You don’t like people and you can’t treat everyone exactly the same; you might consider another line of work.

5)      If you are not willing to work as many hours as it takes to get the job done; you might consider another line of work.

6)      If you turn off your phone on the weekends; you might consider another line of work.

7)      If you can’t follow a timeline; you might consider another line of work.

8)      If you think a closing date is only an estimate; you might consider another line of work.

9)      If you think a deposit is the opposite of posite; you might consider another line of work.

10)   You believe a deed is something a boy scout does at least once a day; you might consider another line of work.

11)   You think a closing is when they turn the lights out at your office and lock the doors; you might consider another line of work.

12)   You order a survey and they e-mail a list of questions to your friends; you might consider another line of work.

13)    You think a carport is a truck that carries several cars; you might consider another line of work.

14)   You believe a counter offer is used to buy a counter; you might consider another line of work.

15)   You think a short sale is a fast one; you might consider another line of work.

16)   You think an addendum tells you who the speakers are at a meeting; you might consider another line of work.

17)   You think a covenant is a religious cult; you might consider another line of work.

18)   Last but not least, you think escrow is something you get in a French restaurant; you might consider another line of work.

The behavior of many loan officers and real estate agents has gotten pretty bad.  I can’t tell you how many phone and e-mail messages a week I send, that go unanswered.  My time and my client’s time seem to have little value to many.  You know they are not returning their client’s messages either in these cases.

The number of poorly written contracts and untrained agents is mind blowing.  I have crossed swords with many loan officers who do not care about the unnecessary stress they put their clients through. 

 

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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. 

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Comment balloon 66 commentsRandy Prothero • October 02 2011 04:21AM
You Might Consider Another Line of Work
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Jeff Foxworthy has, “you might be a redneck ” I have, “you might consider another line of work ” If you are a real estate agent or a loan officer and: 1) You don’t put your client’s needs ahead of yours; you might consider… more