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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

To be honest I've never really thought about having client control but as I now do ponder ...... Yes.

Great blog topic for you. 

Aug 05, 2015 06:44 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Richie Alan Naggar this could be a good blog on this topic - specially, you have a great style to discuss these concerns.

I tell my client that this is a project that we have to work together on. I will be your guide and open to suggestions. You are hiring me for my professional expertise and I'll do my best to make sure we get the best price for your home at best terms and conditions. However, I need your cooperation in showing, staging etc. Deal?

Working by referral has some advantages - one of them being non-confrontational. So when it comes to 'control', may be, I want to have the control keeping them in confidence that whatever I am doing is in their best interest and I want their cooperation.

Aug 05, 2015 05:45 AM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

It is very important! Yes, most of the time I do have it.

Aug 05, 2015 01:02 PM
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

for me its not control, or at least i dont see it like that. rather i look at it as getting the client to see themselves in a realistic light with realistic expectations. if thats control then i control the chit out of them, i prefer to look at like Ghandi,  "The weak can never forgive, forgiveness is the attribute of the STRONG" I aim to see them to a place of strength as well :)

Aug 05, 2015 09:13 AM
Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

I am not sure what client control is.  For me the buyer knows not to call the seller or the seller's agent.  But other than that I do not ask for much more.

Aug 05, 2015 08:27 AM
Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Tampa, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Tampa Home Buyers

Yes, we have it, and clients appreciate it.


Aug 05, 2015 06:21 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Richie Alan Naggar Total control is an absolute necessity. Without control, they will walk all over you. I believe I do have it.

Aug 05, 2015 05:49 AM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Have you ever gone to the Symphony without seeing the Maestro? It's a lot like that Richie!

Aug 05, 2015 05:40 AM
Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

Absolutely, I've seen agents whose clients walk all over them. And they want the business so bad, they comply. I believe clients hire me for my advice and I give it to them. If they don't take it, they need to know there are consequences. And if it looks like I get dragged into it from a liability and ethical standpoint, I have to tell them I need to bow out. My clients also learn my mantra, "keep your mouth shut" and let me deal with it.

Aug 05, 2015 05:19 AM
The Woodland Team of Texas
The Woodland Companies - Austin, TX
Land Specialists

We coach our agents to always control the transaction, which does involve controling your client.

Oct 21, 2018 03:00 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Generally, and when I dont it seldom ends well.

Apr 14, 2018 11:50 PM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Very important and Yes, we do!

Aug 05, 2015 10:19 PM