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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I occasionally feel that way. Thank goodness it isn't every time and is actually less thatn 10% of the time.

Jan 13, 2016 10:33 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I have such right now. It is a huge time investment to keep everyone on track. That's why I enormously value working with people who knows what to do and good in it. 

Jan 13, 2016 06:05 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Too many people worry about who to blame rather than work on a solution

Jan 13, 2016 04:23 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

I think its just that great Realtors really "care" about trying to make it easiest for everyone involved! 

Jan 13, 2016 04:22 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

All the time.  But when I first got into real estate my broker told me just assume no one is going to do their job except  you.

Jan 13, 2016 09:43 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

If we notice other "players" are losing focus we give them a "reminder"!! 

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Jan 13, 2016 09:20 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Got to admit, sometimes yes! Sometimes you are dealing with people you are not compatible with and sometimes they just don't care!

Jan 13, 2016 08:24 PM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Yep working on one right now.  

Jan 13, 2016 08:09 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Been there, done that, have the t-shirt to prove it.

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

I sometimes feel I work harder and care more than even the client.  Frustrating.

Jan 13, 2016 01:42 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Many times and also realize I am probably looked at from the other side the same way from time to time.  Its all perception.  Mark

Jan 13, 2016 09:59 AM
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

I realize that I’m not the only one but sometimes a little communication and cooperation would go a long ways.

Jan 13, 2016 09:43 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

It happens,  so many times the agent on the other end does not even return calls to me.

Jan 13, 2016 09:39 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I'm fortunate in that there are a lot of great agents in my marketplace.  Every once in a while, I run into a cooperating agent that brings more drama and conflict to the transaction than there needs to be.  Buyers and sellers take their cues from their agents.  Even the most masochistic client can be calmed by a great agent.  That agent may need an adult beverage or two at the end of such an interaction though.

Jan 13, 2016 07:12 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

A balance of wills must be achieved and you will no longer feel that way!

Jan 13, 2016 05:05 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Been there many times as an agent. 

Later as manager I helped some of my agents deal with the 'non-existent' other agent.  Occasionally the reason was part-time agents or poorly trained agents on the other end. 

Good luck.

Jan 13, 2016 04:22 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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Jan 13, 2016 04:18 AM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Richard - It happens. Not everyone has the same priorities as we may have, nor the sense of urgency. Just keep pushing forward to get the deal closed on time.

Jan 15, 2016 06:45 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Far too often it does seem as if many are too focused on protecting their part of the deal and destroying the deal in the process.

Jan 14, 2016 04:13 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have worked with many new or part time agents that put forth very little effort or attention.   

Jan 13, 2016 11:54 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Stuff happens.  

In transactions and in life.

Keep focused on the outcome.  

Jan 13, 2016 11:04 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Richard. If I am involved with a transaction, I am pushing it to the finish line.

Jan 13, 2016 05:49 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Richard, there are some real lazy agents out there. It's just the nature of the industry.

Jan 13, 2016 05:19 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I think sometimes we just have to suck it up and do other peoples' jobs when we want the deal to work.

Jan 13, 2016 02:33 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Guess I have never felt I was the ONLY one, but there are times when there is one person in the deal (and not necessarily the agent on the other side) who just doesn't seem to care much about the process and doing what is right or in a timely manner, or who perhaps just makes a lot of mistakes. I've been lucky to work with some really great agents in the last few years

Jan 13, 2016 02:24 PM
Harjeet Bhatti
Home Mortgage Consultant 25 States

Yes, I did face this problem in one of my loan in 2015. I am specialist in investor loan and that was investor loan with very small loan amount.  No one was interested because of loan amount and I know how important it is for investors to close on time.  I didn’t get any co-operation from HOA or anyone who was involved in that transaction except client.  It’s not they are lazy  or busy, sometime they don’t care about it. 

Jan 13, 2016 10:35 AM
Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

Sometimes I feel like the only one trying to push forward.  I guess communication would be the cure for it.

Jan 13, 2016 09:11 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I don't feel that way very often. The agents I usually work with carry their own weight and are a pleasure to work with..I've had a few that didn't fall in the category but darn few!

Jan 13, 2016 08:42 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

We always run into those situations once in a while.  I'm glad it's not the norm.

Jan 13, 2016 07:43 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Are you part of the solution or part of the problem?

Some people like drama - make sure it's not you.

Jan 13, 2016 07:29 AM
Bob Betel
Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc. - Sweetwater, TN
President, Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc

 Yes, I know what you mean. Most of the time, it is just one person, usually the seller's attorney, but if it is more than one, it can be a real headache. All parties need to understand their roll in the process, and once that is done, things run better. Agents, get me the contract, attorney, get me the title, buyers, get me the docs I request in a timely manner, and the rest I will take care of. How hard is that?

Jan 13, 2016 07:07 AM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

We are not the Lone Ranger nor are we the only ones that care.  Those that don't hold up their end give a bad reflection on all but they are the exception not the rule.

Jan 13, 2016 06:58 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

when I was active in the business, I was the listing agent for all of my deals....and that happened often....I communicated directly with the buyer and did all the buyer agent's work.... never lost a deal....and the buyer agent never knew or cared.... but I always got the listing next time around!!!!

Jan 13, 2016 04:55 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I always try to make sure everything is done on time, done right and ommunicated to the client. However some days , the lender and some days the buyer agent just cant seem to update us.

Jan 13, 2016 04:34 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

For the most part I don't have this happen, but sometimes it does. I can get frustrated, but I do what I can to keep things rolling along. 

Jan 14, 2016 08:16 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Sure... more often than you think. I don't let it stress me, as I always keep in mind it's my fiduciary responsibility to get the deal to the closing table for my client. So I do what needs be done.

Jan 13, 2016 11:40 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Richard Robibero, ABR, SRS This is very good question.

Jan 13, 2016 08:39 AM