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Old 02-05-2014, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Urg, I had it happen again, another real estate agent I was interviewing to possibly list my property. After being evasive about telling me her qualifications, she launches into question after question about 1) where I am going 2) why am I leaving 3) how much money I have to spend on my next residence 4) why I shouldn't rent before buying again 5) why did I buy my property in the first place.

Very annoying and a real timewaster from my perspective.
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Old 02-05-2014, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Mapel Grove, MN
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Sorry to hear you had a negative experience, some people in life are just to aggressive. This is true across many professions
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Old 02-05-2014, 03:51 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Putting the cart way before the horse.

Inappropriate behavior for an initial meeting with a client. They may be fairly new in the business.
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Old 02-05-2014, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Putting the cart way before the horse.
My thoughts exactly


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Inappropriate behavior for an initial meeting with a client. They may be fairly new in the business.
I looked her up. She has only been in the area less than one year.
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Old 02-05-2014, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Salem, OR
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Putting the cart way before the horse.

Inappropriate behavior for an initial meeting with a client. They may be fairly new in the business.
Agree. They don't have enough sales so they need to distract people from that and try and "create a relationship" to get the listing.
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Old 02-05-2014, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Agree. They don't have enough sales so they need to distract people from that and try and "create a relationship" to get the listing.
Yes, my specific questions were about whether she had sold or listed similar properties and when I turned the question back to that twice she was all, "but, but, but I've shown similar properties."
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Old 02-05-2014, 05:38 PM
 
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Yes, my specific questions were about whether she had sold or listed similar properties and when I turned the question back to that twice she was all, "but, but, but I've shown similar properties."
Ah, it seems to me like she might be much more comfortable with buyers than listings. She might have very little experience in actually selling a home. Perhaps she was a former buyer's agent on a team, and trying to veer the conversation back to something she is comfortable with.
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Old 02-05-2014, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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I went in to an electronic big box store today. I kind of knew what I wanted but still had a few questions. The salesperson was writing down/questioning about everything I said and I was getting no answers. Finally I said what is all the writing and no answers about. He said the store had a new policy and basically it was Step 1..Step 2..Step 3....no matter what the customer wanted.

I got testy and said I want answers now. He got a more experienced person for me and we nailed it down with in a few minutes.

I think the OP got one of them....new...or following the new book.
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Old 02-05-2014, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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I went in to an electronic big box store today. I kind of knew what I wanted but still had a few questions. The salesperson was writing down/questioning about everything I said and I was getting no answers. Finally I said what is all the writing and no answers about. He said the store had a new policy and basically it was Step 1..Step 2..Step 3....no matter what the customer wanted.
Now I know the world has gone insane.
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Old 02-05-2014, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Ah, it seems to me like she might be much more comfortable with buyers than listings. She might have very little experience in actually selling a home. Perhaps she was a former buyer's agent on a team, and trying to veer the conversation back to something she is comfortable with.
The whole interaction with this agency from the start was odd. I originally requested a specific salesperson with a highly reputable track record. Got an return email from an office manager. Then after many days I get a voice message out of the blue from this other agent I never heard of. On top of that she has an out-of-state phone number. Leaves a long rambling message on my voice mail. Still thought she might be having a bad day and wanted to give her a chance. Then at one point in the conversation she was trying to talk me out of selling my property. There are hardly any listings in my area. So I found this peculiar.
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