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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

of course - i have had a client scream at me in a darkened yard in the country at 7 at night 2 day before Christmas - 

Sorry that you encountered a crazy - I figure if I only get one every other year it's pretty good! 

Nov 18, 2015 10:22 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Oh yes and they are usually the ones that think they know it all. After a bit they settle down and get reasonable again.

Nov 18, 2015 09:12 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Amanda at VA HLC & FedHomeLoan happens once in a while!

'Oh you can't even afford to buy that home', once when the buyer wanted to write an offer for $500K home with a pre-approval of only $300K!

Nov 19, 2015 08:42 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

no one should be flipping out at an agent....we didn't create the rules.... 

Nov 18, 2015 11:44 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes. There will never be a shortage of surprises when dealing with real estate prospects.

Nov 18, 2015 11:38 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

With my last client, I had to prep him first. Listen, I have to tell you some things. DON'T REACT and just listen. Then we will have discussion. Ready? He says go!  I tell him and what does he do? Rants, raves and

Nov 18, 2015 11:34 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Not really.  If they started to go down that path I would quickly remind them who the "alpha" is.  "Flipping Out" is not an option.  Get a grip or take a hike!

Nov 18, 2015 10:56 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I often have to deliver a message I'd rather not to a prospective client, but fortunately no one has ever flipped out at me. But I work hard on the delivery of the message so that they would find it hard to flip out, as you put it.

Nov 18, 2015 07:37 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Amanda. I come from the school of, it is not what you say, it is how you say what you say. Hopefully they understand and don't shoot the messenger.

Nov 18, 2015 05:02 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Yes.  It's a "shoot the messenger"moment.

Nov 18, 2015 12:34 PM
John Crosby
Real Property, Inc. - Marblehead, MA


 Let me guess, your client is veteran who wants to use his va benefits for a 100% LTV mortgage to buy a house with peeling paint, no handrails, leaking roof, the furnace doesn't work, the basement is flooded, the porch decking is rotted and the bathroom is an outhouse.  
Nov 18, 2015 11:20 AM
Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

I have not had one flip out but I have had several who were unhappy that I told them the real facts.

Nov 18, 2015 11:17 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I have had to explain the ABC's of ethics a time or two Amanda at VAHLC, FedHomeLoan & Coole Home 

Nov 18, 2015 10:58 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I still tell them what they like or dislike to hear once.  On loan question-I will have them contact their loan agent directly.  For example, the home needs repair or not permitted.

Nov 18, 2015 10:58 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I had one guy tell me to just shut up. I told him to get out of my car. He was the one that shut up. It was over ten miles to his car. 

Nov 19, 2015 08:21 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have had many ask why, but not flip out.   Always ask what type of financing before I start showing homes

Nov 19, 2015 07:04 AM
John Meussner
Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, IN, MD, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI - Fair Oaks, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852

Sometimes it's just an encounter with a crazy.  Sometimes, though, I look back and realize my delivery or message could have been better or more clear.  Can't win em all!

Nov 19, 2015 02:28 AM
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

It happens.  And it's never pleasant when it does.  Makes their call saying they want to move ahead with the loan even more rewarding though ...

Hang in there,



Nov 19, 2015 02:21 AM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Amanda - I will always tell my clients the truth, and if that means they can't do something they were planning on doing, so be it. With that said, we have had disagreements, but I have never had a client flip out at me. We get through it one way or another.

Nov 19, 2015 02:02 AM
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Maybe I’ve been lucky but that has never happened.

Nov 19, 2015 01:27 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I can't remember a client "flipping out"  --- either I'm lucky or I'm still stunned by the sound of my head hitting the wall over and over again.  

Nov 19, 2015 12:15 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Amanda at VAHLC, FedHomeLoan & Coole Home Fortunately, I have never had any flip out at me. Hopefully, I've prepared them for any uncertainties.

Nov 18, 2015 10:44 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Because they respected my knowledge and that shooting me would not change the outcome..they begrudgingly let it go.

However, it's those folks who believe that dogs are people too, that create the most frequent 'Shoot the messenger' incidences.

"See the sign?' I ask. 'It says NO PETS ALLOWED.'  

"See the camera?" We either skip this house or find a more suitable means to tend to the 'people' you are yelling at, attached to a rope.

Nov 18, 2015 09:16 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Thursday morning Amanda. I'm sure that it has happened to everyone who is in real estate.

Nov 18, 2015 05:53 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Amanda, this is very good question.

Nov 18, 2015 09:34 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

LOL, reality is a hard pill to swallow for some. Give them a time out to absorb.

Nov 18, 2015 09:19 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I am a calming influence.

Feb 11, 2019 10:06 PM