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

hopefully, the one responsible! 

Nov 20, 2015 12:15 AM
Rainmaker
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

The butler.  It's always the butler who's responsible!  

Nov 20, 2015 01:45 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Whoever actually IS to blame is usually the one misdirecting the blame on others.  So, it's usually pretty easy to determine who actually is to blame.  

Nov 20, 2015 12:50 AM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I am on point so I expect the news to come to me first. From there, I go to problem solving. Blame doesn't give much of a return

Nov 20, 2015 03:07 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Usually, it is quite obvious what have happened: a clients' temper, an inspection results, failure in negotiation, financing  hick up, or sometimes....an agent ego. 

Nov 20, 2015 01:36 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Debbie,

In an ideal world, no one should.  In a world where some do not have emotional IQ someone is always to blame.  In our current business, whenever blame starts being tossed around for any reason whatsoever, we have the luxury of ending the relationship right then and there.  No need to put ourselves through hell or anyone else.  Life is so precious.  A

Nov 20, 2015 12:40 AM
Rainmaker
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Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

Cold feet with the buyer, greed with the seller, inability to put together an appropriate loan package with the lender, lies by them all including but not limited to the other agent.

Nov 20, 2015 08:51 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Debbie Reynolds if we have everything done diligently, it is unlikely that someone can blame us.

It's a matter of keeping 'paper trail' and keep on warning the buyer or seller - in writing.

Nov 20, 2015 02:23 PM
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Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

Hopefully not me! I try and make sure my clients know what's going on all the time. 

Nov 20, 2015 09:55 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

:: raises hand ::
The broker is the crying towel of the world.  Sniff! ;)

Nov 20, 2015 04:13 AM
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Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

I have normally seen people blame the agents even though they are seldom at fault.

Nov 20, 2015 03:00 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

The one with the quickest index finger!

Nov 20, 2015 01:27 AM
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Amy Lopez
Clarksville Property Solutions LLC - Clarksville, TN
Clarksville Property Solutions Founder

Never you but I may blame the other agent.

Nov 22, 2015 10:49 AM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

No doubt it is us the Realtor Debbie.

Nov 21, 2015 11:58 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

It depends on what caused it to happen.

Nov 20, 2015 09:54 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I think it really depends on the situation, Debbie.

Nov 20, 2015 09:24 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Debbie. If there is someone to blame, most likely the person doing the mortgage.

Nov 20, 2015 06:33 PM
Rainmaker
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Saturday morning Debbie. Generally it's the home inspectors fault! I've got broad shoulders! Put the blame on me – not really – point fingers at the responsible person and let them know why. Far to many times real estate agents dump vendors and they don't know the reason.

Nov 20, 2015 05:21 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Sometimes it is blamed on the loan officer.  Many times the fault lies with the Buyer not listening and spends money before closing.  The Seller is sometimes at fault because they wouldn't hire professional to fix a problem, and the Buyer walked away from it.

Nov 20, 2015 01:10 PM
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2,442,558
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Insted of blaming someone I try to salvage the deal by digging into what is holding it back.

Nov 20, 2015 11:41 AM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

The other guy usually gets the blame.

Nov 20, 2015 09:35 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Hmmmm....it's usually the agent that gets the blame. Sometimes the lender if the buyer and/or seller are smart enough to figure that out. 

Nov 20, 2015 09:07 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Usually the other person

Nov 20, 2015 07:05 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Generally someone who is pretty quick to pass it on to someone else in the chain.

Nov 20, 2015 06:26 AM
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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Debbie,

The answer Candice gave gets my vote: 

:: raises hand ::

 

The broker is the crying towel of the world.  Sniff! ;)

Nov 20, 2015 06:21 AM
Rainmaker
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Jack Lewitz
Exit Strategy Realty - Evanston, IL

It depends who is at fault yet I am not one who likes fingers pointed at me.

Nov 20, 2015 06:18 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Debbie Reynolds Unfortunately although not true, it is always the real estate agent.

Nov 20, 2015 05:24 AM
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Michael Scruggs
UTR Texas-Realtors - Houston, TX
ABR, CNE, TAHS

The person(s) responsible for causing the problematic situation should shoulder the blame.

Nov 20, 2015 05:21 AM
Rainmaker
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Debbie - I am with Lise Howe on this one, I would hope the one responsible. I don't think it is always the real estate agent.

With that said, I will be the first to jump in and try to resolve anything, but sometimes a deal goes bad and cannot be resuscitated.

Nov 20, 2015 05:12 AM
Rainmaker
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

The agent needs to understand that a year down the road with the buyer or seller tells the story, the only name mentioned will be the real estate agent.

Last event was seller accepted an FHA backed offer. I protested..."No, cash or conventional ONLY." So the inspection comes back with the observation house has 3.5 ton HVAC system when only 2.5 is needed. Deal died.

Seller responds, "Why didn't you tell me the HVAC would be a problem?"

I could have said because the single roof was 23 years old..

With an active leak...

and interior wallboard was water damaged.

I made those go away...so when it's time to blame, the only face or name the know it the agent.

Nov 20, 2015 05:04 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

The one closest to the issue or to the finger that's pointing. Agents usually are the ones.

Nov 20, 2015 04:54 AM
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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

I was just going to write...the one who is responsible, but just read that Lise beat me to it and had the same idea!

Nov 20, 2015 04:38 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Of course we are blamed.  They teach us that in real estate school, even if it is someone else's fault.   We have to have LARGE shoulders! 

Nov 20, 2015 04:33 AM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

I like Lise Howe's answer! I think on many occassions it is the Realtor that gets the blame though.

Nov 20, 2015 02:49 AM
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Richard L. McKinney P.A.
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
For Results that MOVE you on the Treasure Coast!

its' always on the mortgage company lol

Nov 20, 2015 01:02 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

the buyer's agent!!!

Nov 20, 2015 12:47 AM
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Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

Depends on the person.  I TRY to spend less time pointing fingers when we get to that point and look for solutions.  Some agents/clients, etc spend the time trying to determine who is at fault when what matters to me, is finding a solution that all parties can live with.  It is frustrating to me, personally, when I bring something to the client/agent, etc attention and then in X days I have readdress the issue I brought up earlier.   Personally, when dealing with people and situations I TRY to look internally first.  What could I have done differently?  Etc, before I point a finger outward at others.

Nov 20, 2015 12:44 AM
Rainmaker
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Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

The agents, of course!

Nov 20, 2015 12:43 AM
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Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coast & Luxury

In our industry it takes a team to get the job done and closed. Typically the blame will fall more on the listing agent but realistically if the ball is dropped by any of the key players it could spell disaster. 

Nov 20, 2015 12:41 AM
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Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

Shame, blame, regret  - frame of mind wise - it's not the greatest place to be yet most of us spend at lease some time there on occasion.

Nov 20, 2015 12:37 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

One of two people. The listing agent or the selling agent.

Nov 20, 2015 12:36 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Stuff happens.   

It's best to move on and move forward.

 

Nov 20, 2015 12:30 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

The agent of course

Nov 20, 2015 12:24 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Why, the agents of course!

Nov 20, 2015 12:14 AM