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Rainmaker
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

I am friendly throughout the deal-why would anyone be otherwise?

Jul 23, 2015 10:27 AM
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1,351,605
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I try to keep it civil when friendly is unavailable.    Sometimes, agents forget it is their clients' deal, not their own.  And others can't leave the ego at the door.

Jul 23, 2015 09:12 AM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

I like to keep it friendly.  Some Agents as just asses.

Jul 23, 2015 08:57 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I always have a friendly and good attitude toward other agents unless and until I think they are out to cause my clients harm in some way. Then the gloves come off.  Mind you it's very rare in my market that we're not friendly and very cooperative.

Jul 23, 2015 01:37 PM
Rainmaker
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Nope, we are after the same thing.  Happy Buyers and Sellers.

Jul 23, 2015 01:28 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

We are a small board with less than a thousand agents and most of us know each other and are very pleasant during the transaction but we still represent our clients first.

Jul 23, 2015 01:03 PM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

I don't see why not.  Especially when the transaction gets difficult, it is much easier to deal with and get through when everyone remains pleasant.

Jul 23, 2015 11:30 AM
Rainmaker
3,604,361
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Most of the time it is, but there are some that think the transaction (and the world) revolves around them...

Jul 23, 2015 10:20 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Richie, I fail to understand that..
Afterall we are working together for a common goal.

Jul 23, 2015 09:31 AM
Rainmaker
1,168,134
Margaret Goss
Baird & Warner Real Estate - Winnetka, IL
Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

I always strive to have a pleasant relationship - friendly is the best way to get our jobs done.

Jul 23, 2015 08:38 AM
Rainmaker
860,708
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Richie - I don't see why not. I have had some transactions where I was very impressed with the other agent, and we worked very well together. Then again, I have had other transactions where the other agent acted like they hated me and had to one up me on everything.

Jul 23, 2015 04:15 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

As you know I live in an extremely rural area. I do deals with agents I'm friends with all the time. I like this. We can usually work well together. At times, though, we do have to remind ourselves that each of us is working for our buyer or seller and not to take it personally. 

Jul 23, 2015 02:55 PM
Rainmaker
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Just answered a post that is similar. I say stick with business bonding and not personal bonding. As REALTORS® we should stay clear headed, be ready to be the buffer, as well as the voice of reason.

Jul 23, 2015 11:06 PM
Rainmaker
3,297,663
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Most of the time agents do get along, communication and doing what you are suppose to do, goes a long way in keeping it friendly. 

Jul 23, 2015 09:45 PM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

None, as far as I'm concerned, Richie. I work very hard to be collegial with all cooperating brokers and truly love a transaction where I know one well and whom I consider a friend. We really work harder then to make it an easy transaction for all involved.

Jul 23, 2015 09:34 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Its better for everyone if they are, negotiations work so much better for all with a spirit of friendship and cooperation.

Jul 23, 2015 02:07 PM
Rainer
166,785
Demarco & Marisa
Remax Kings Realty - Riverside, CA
"The Choice is Clear!"

I try my best to keep things cordial and friendly at all times. Some agents lack negotiating skills so they seem to think bullying or yelling or "I've been in the business X amount of years" will work and when that happens, things tend to become unfriendly quick! ~Marisa

Jul 26, 2015 04:09 AM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

NO...as long as they know where the lines are drawn.

Jul 24, 2015 03:19 AM
Rainer
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Richard Robibero, e-Pro, ABR, SRS
Panorama R.E. Limited - Toronto, ON
Selling Your Home as if it were My Own!

No there is no reason. Although I start getting my back up when I know the other Realtor is playing games.

Jul 23, 2015 11:21 PM
Rainmaker
3,875,992
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

No.  Both should do their best to keep the transaction on track and keep their emotions out of the deal.

Jul 23, 2015 10:33 PM