Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC)

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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

No - but I do share past experiences with the Seller BEFORE they agree to a contract where they are likely to run into issues...

Jan 13, 2016 09:26 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Oh yes.  And, for one of them, I actually called their broker and asked for another agent.

Jan 13, 2016 03:46 AM
Fred Hafdelin
Weichert Realtors - Mountain Lakes, NJ

I don't dread accepting an offer from any Agent or Broker. That how I make my living. I consider it the luck of the draw and do the best I can with them. As regards showing a listing from a difficult Agent or Broker, if my Clients show interest in the house I show it to them. At least I know what to (or not to) expect. Can't let my Clients not see what may be their dream house just because i don't like how the listing agent or broker works.

Jan 13, 2016 03:18 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

If an offer comes in from an agent I've done business with before, the past experience with that agent (both positives and negatives) is communicated to the seller as it can impact the escrow and if it will close on time (or at all).  It is the seller's choice if the offer gets accepted.


As to showing an agent's listing, not really.  If the buyer is interested I'll let them know what to expect based on past experiences. 


Afterall, we are here for our clients, not the other way around!

Jan 13, 2016 02:22 PM
Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

Oh, yes.  There are those in my market I don't want to deal with.  I don't pray, I take the bull by the horns and make sure things get done.

Jan 13, 2016 12:09 PM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Yes, yes and yes.  There are entire brokerages out here that have the reputation of having horrible agents.  Unfortunately, with those brokagerage the good deal you can have with them is the rare ocassion.

Jan 13, 2016 07:16 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

You bet. Won't make my buyer pay for it though. If they should see the house, we'll go.

Jan 13, 2016 03:33 AM
Marie Haydock
Evergreen Global Homes & Land | RSVP Real Estate - Redmond, WA
Simplifying Real Estate

I try to keep a "glass is half full" attitude.  Absolutely, there are people out there who are inexperienced and/or full of ego and aggression.  But, the past is the past.  Move on and hope that any former rough characters have grown in the interim and plan for a great outcome for my clients.

Jan 13, 2016 03:08 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ bet.

Such agents put their buyers at a significant disadvantage.

Jan 13, 2016 02:50 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Yes, it happens. More often than not it's an agent who isn't quite ethical that gives me the willies. If they bring me a buyer, that's one thing. But I won't show certain agents' listings based on their past behaviors and I warn clients in advance that if they want to see certain agents' listings and then buy them that we made be in for a "bumpy" ride and let them make the decision.

Jan 13, 2016 11:46 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Sometimes it can be a better experience because you have that knowledge and can be prepared how to handle the situation.

Jan 13, 2016 11:11 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Yes, unlike Mark Twain, I have met people I do not like! Sometimes, however, these situations arise and you have to deal with them if it is in the best intersts of your customer!

Jan 13, 2016 08:31 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Broker, Tacoma Washington our job is to do what is in the best interest of our clients. So if they want to see a listing listed by someone who does less than 25% work, we still should!

And prepare ourselves to write an offer (and work extra to earn the next referral - you can now prove to your client what's your worth!)

Jan 13, 2016 03:07 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

There are some pills, but you really can't let that get in the way.  

Jan 13, 2016 02:38 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Well there have been a couple where I was uneasy about it. But we ove ahead as appropriate. Sometimes I have been appily surprised!

Jan 13, 2016 02:27 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

one or two in my market

Jan 13, 2016 01:47 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Even the new agents lately have been doing a good job so not having problems like in the past.

Jan 13, 2016 10:48 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I know but even if they do less, I still will work for my seller or buyer hard.

Jan 13, 2016 10:03 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

A few.  and as I answered with another question I am sure I am on the list from the other side.  Mark

Jan 13, 2016 10:01 AM
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

I do advise the seller before they accept an offer of anything I know about the buyers’ agent if it might impact getting closed or the aggravation to get there.

Jan 13, 2016 09:46 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I too try and keep the glass full mentality alive. Sometimes an agent I expected to to be a problem was a pleasant experience..always has to do with your attitude!

Jan 13, 2016 08:50 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

If I had trouble working with a particular agent, I do not expect a better experience. 

Jan 13, 2016 06:09 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Only from agents who think the Sun rises and sets only on them.

Jan 13, 2016 05:08 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

that's happened in the past.... and I always learned from the first experience....when I put the deal together, I made sure I had all of the buyer's contact information....that was not negotiable.... no info, no deal..... never had a problem and everyone closed with smiles....

Jan 13, 2016 04:58 AM
Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

If I know the other agent is slack, I just make sure I make up for it. Gets the deal done, and in the end its about my clients satisfaction, not mine.

Jan 13, 2016 04:32 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Just part of the business.  We do what needs to be done to get the deal to close even if it means doing 75% of the work.  My philosophy 'What goes around comes around.'  In the past the other agent's client will later refer business my way instead of to their former somewhat 'lazy' agent.

Jan 13, 2016 04:14 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Yes,,, I shudder when I get a call from a few agents or have to show their listing

Jan 13, 2016 02:54 AM
Bob Betel
Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc. - Sweetwater, TN
President, Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc

I understand what you are saying, but as a mortgage broker, I don't get to choose who I deal with. I will work with everyone regardless of the past problems I've had. If they have worked with me before, they know the rules I live by in order to get things done. As far as not accepting an offer, I thought you have to present all offers to your customer. Money is money and there are plenty of reasons I don't work with some people, but a past experience with an agent is not one of them.

Jan 13, 2016 02:44 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Yes. A couple. Coyote UGLY!

Jan 13, 2016 02:41 AM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Paul - There are a few agents who I would prefer not to work with again, and at the same time, there are many agents I would wish to work with on all my transactions. You just have to do what you do and not worry about it.

Jan 15, 2016 06:43 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Of course, but I have to do it. I'm just prepared and don't let myself get upset over it. 

Jan 14, 2016 08:13 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I hear stories all the time about certain agents around town.

Jan 14, 2016 04:23 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Paul, think we all have that imaginary list of those agents where we remember a stressful transaction that did not need to be! 

Jan 13, 2016 11:52 PM
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Jan 13, 2016 04:42 PM
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA

yes, I try to avoid when possible. 

Jan 13, 2016 03:54 AM