Candice A. Donofrio, 928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text (Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker)

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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Many many Moons ago, the one and only time I allowed a Buyer into my car was when she had arrived by train from Toronto.  We had looked at 2 properties in town and there was one more just on the outskirts.  As soon as we left the highway she starts to go into hysterics, screaming and crying and demanding we stop. Apparently, she had never been off paved roads before and the gravel road freaked her out.  She walked in the ditch back to the paved road before she would get back into the car.  I was sooooo tempted to leave her there. 

May 25, 2021 07:36 AM
Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

I did not bodily kick anyone out, but I did stop the showing in the middle of the day and said I could not continue working with them.

The story:

I was driving one car...wife was with me.  Husband was following in another car.  I had several really nice homes on the list.


I got the first clue when we stopped to get through the guard gate.  Wife was looking behind her and started laughing...the husband was flipping us the middle finger. (don't know why)


First house he told the owners how awful the house was...second house he loudly criticized the house so the owners could hear.


The third house he came outside and told me what "crap"  I showed him.  I told him he was right and  that all the other properties that remained to show him were such crap, that I am not going to waste his time showing it to him.


I got in my car and left...the wife called me several times and left messages about looking at homes...I did not respond...ever.


The only "crap" that day was the husband...and the wife thought she was lucky to have snagged such a prize husband.


May 25, 2021 07:37 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

That would be a hard No.

It is not in my nature to allow emotions, mine of others, to cause me to kick anyone out of anywhere.  

I simply terminate the relationship in an adult and professional manner. 

I am in the camp of working with people that I hug. Life is so much better that way. 

May 25, 2021 09:21 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

No, I've never been physical with a client other than hugging necks.

May 25, 2021 07:43 AM
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

I have not kicked a buyer out of my far!  I have been lucky.  The closest I ever came to giving up on a client was very early in my career.  The buyer brought his brother, parents and grandparents with him to every viewing and each one had a different idea for the home from fixer all the way to perfectly move in ready.  They really wanted a perfectly move in ready home at a fixer price.  It was during the Great Recession and homes were available to show all over the place.  I completely lost track of how many homes I showed them, but it was A LOT!  They were so nice, though and we did finally find them a great home.

Lol, I don't want to be the fourth either!  Heck, I don't even want to be first in line.

May 25, 2021 07:36 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

No, I have not. A few let me know it was going to be a long day, but no jettision needed.

May 25, 2021 07:15 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Violins are never the only answer.  That goes for violence as well.   Yes, I'm sticking to it - despite rumors "out there" to the contrary.  

May 25, 2021 08:30 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

      Back in the day when you drove Buyers to showings, I remember turning around, driving back to the office as fast as possible to get rid of a couple.             

      But unlike Ken, no, I have not put them out on the street.

May 25, 2021 08:01 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I have not had that problem.  Usually people met us at the building or the center.  A

May 25, 2021 07:46 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I'm a hugger, not a kicker! 

I will admit to taking buyers who would not stop fighting in my car, back to the office and told them when they could be civil to one another to call me. If fighting was an ongoing issue, they would probably want to reach out to someone else to work with them. 


The next day, I arrived at the office to flowers having been delievered with one of the nicest notes I've ever received, asking for my 'forgiveness' and for a second chance the following weekend. They never, not ONCE, fought in front of me again.

We still, to this day, laugh about that incident. They have said many times that they would have done exactly what I did! LOL

May 25, 2021 12:53 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

It's been a long time since I've had buyers in my vehicle and then it was people I knew and trusted already.  Pre-covid we just had people follow us, as they often had their family with them with car seats and such.  Cuts down on the ability to drill down into what they're looking for and how they liked the property, but it still works.

May 25, 2021 09:17 AM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

These are great stories.  I have nothing to report myself.

May 25, 2021 09:07 AM
Dana Hollish Hill
Hollish Hill Group, JPAR Stellar Living - Bethesda, MD
REALTOR * Broker * Coach

No, but I've wanted to - that's for sure. 

May 25, 2021 08:39 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I've never bodily kicked anyone out of my vehicle.  However, during a bluetooth car speaker conversation with a neurotic, anxiety ridden client who would not shut up and never got a clue I was attempting to end the conversation ten times, my husband used hand gestures to get me to pull over.  He got out and walked the remaining two blocks home.  When I got home he said, "I couldn't take that guy anymore.  How do you deal with this crap?"

May 25, 2021 08:28 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Unfortunately yes! The wife told the husbnd that they should call her cousin to put in an offer. Pulled over at a 7-11 and said let's get some water. They exited the car and I drove away! I was not that thirsty! Many moons ago!

May 26, 2021 04:35 AM
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

me personally no, in my office yes.... one was like your example a sue happy person the other a snot.  And my broker wife through a slur slinging bigot out of her office once and a woman on a rampage wanting to see her x boyfriend's house. (police were called that time)

May 25, 2021 01:44 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I once picked up a hitch-hiker who wouldnt get out of my car...very scary and threatening. Never again...

May 25, 2021 08:53 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

If I have someone in my car, I already know them. In 28 years have never thrown anyone out of my car.

May 25, 2021 08:48 AM
Steven Nickens
Wailea Realty - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

I walk away from one buyer that was annoying. I figure one out of ten are going to be tough.

May 25, 2021 02:00 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Nope can't say I've ever had this experience!  I did have a feeling a time or two that things seemed off and I simply excused myself from working with them and moved on. 

May 25, 2021 01:58 PM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

I've not had any I would body kick out of my car. If I did, you would know they were a bad egg. I did have buyers once tell me about how they sues different people. Cross your Ts and dot your i's people! I did fire one seller who scared me. Overall, if I didn't have a good feeling about someone, I didn't work with them. 

May 26, 2021 05:08 AM
Doug Dawes
KW Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

No, I've never done that. I let them ride in the

May 26, 2021 09:22 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

We seldom ride together, and by the time we start looking at properties together we have already spent some time together at the office getting the paperwork filled out and previewing properties on the big screen on my wall.

May 26, 2021 01:01 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

removed physically people from my office twice.  No regrets.

May 26, 2021 02:59 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Yes. I had a full day's showings and asked the buyer to sign the buyer broker agreement because we had been working together long enough to create a trust relationship.

She said "No", that she was also working with another agent in the area. I replied that the 'Home Tour' was over and told her and the sister to quickly get out of my car. 

We were done!

May 28, 2021 10:31 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Those are some great stories!  Never had to go to such extemes, but have decided to quit working with clients who are just too time consuming and never buy... just shop shop shop.

May 31, 2021 06:46 PM