Shuchi Agrawal, Serving Dallas / Ft. Worth (Kanam Realty Group/Kanam Commercial)

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Gail Robinson
William Raveis Real Estate - Southport, CT
CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT

The problem with rude and disrespectful people is not so much the toll they take on us personally, but the damage they can do to our reputation, because they will never become satisfied customers.  As one seller told me, don't take it personally, I hate all real estate agents.  Our reputation is our most important asset.  I evaluate potential clients not just in terms of the commission potential, but also the likelihood of customer satisfaction.  After 11 years in this business, referrals from satisfied customers are my main source of income.

Apr 09, 2015 12:26 AM
Doug Campbell
Keller Williams Realty - Palm Harbor, FL

If you are not being treated as a professional, why risk your integrity just for a listing that is going to be trouble? If they want an unsellable price, or are  particularly rude, or just won't listen to any of your professional advice, tell the person, thank you but I don't believe we are a good fit and I may not be able to deliver to your expectations. Thank you for your time. You will save yourself a lot of pain, and time. 

Apr 09, 2015 12:39 AM
Audrey Black Maine
Mount Dora, FL

You should read my blog "Listings : to take or not to take." It is all about this. I think the moment you realize they do not respect you and will continuously put you down is the moment you drop them. I saw one deal all the way to the end but it mentally took a toll. The next one I kept for 6 days and said never again!! I dropped the listing. 

Apr 09, 2015 12:30 AM
Brenda J. Andrew
Professional Realtor in Corpus Christi, TX

I have to agree with everyone else here.  Ultimately it is your decision, but I consider my time to be more valuable use when working with people who treat me with the same respect I give them.  Otherwise, it makes me less productive for the ones I really can help.

Apr 09, 2015 12:28 AM
Christos Papanastasatos
RE/MAX Premier Properties - Chicago, IL

Turn down the listing when they don't want to price it at the price you recommend. If the seller is not motivated.

Apr 09, 2015 12:01 AM
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX


 I will not tolerate rudeness that having been said, find out why the seller is rude, maybe they really do not want to move and they are trying to put obtacles in the way. Moving is a very emotional experience for many and a very stressful time.

Apr 08, 2015 11:53 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Shuchi Agrawal If the seller is extremely rude and consistently puts you down, you won't be able to negotiate price and terms with them. Walk!

Apr 08, 2015 11:44 PM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

It's the rudeness for me that's a game changer. The rest can be dealt with. 

Apr 08, 2015 10:57 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Fo rme it is the rudeness i would not tollerate. Price cures condition but nothing can cure rudeness in some it seems.

Apr 08, 2015 10:30 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Rude, abusive, dismissive, all portend trouble ahead. In such a case, if the homeowner has never taken a step in my direction, I would not hesitate to end the contract.

Apr 08, 2015 09:07 PM
Robert Smith
Preview Properties, PC - - Brighton, MI
SRES, Search for Homes Brighton-Howell-SE Michigan

Good answeres here, and I think ultimately you need to weigh the benefits and detriments to make YOUR choice.  If I want rejection and rudeness, I'll just make more cold calls.  

Apr 08, 2015 08:40 PM
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Any of those factors and all of them! aIAf the price is too high I'm not wasting my time. As for rude, obnoxious clients -- well, I'm older than most of my clients and I don't accept that from friends, strangers, kids, grandkids--so no way from a client. I'm a professional and expect to be treated that way.

Apr 08, 2015 08:07 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

If the beginning of a relationship is supposed to be like a honeymoon, it will only go down hill from this point, time to move on.

Apr 08, 2015 07:10 PM
Shuchi Agrawal
Kanam Realty Group/Kanam Commercial - Flower Mound, TX
Serving Dallas / Ft. Worth

Thanks very much for your comment Jill.  You're absolutely right, our pride and self-respect is worth more than any paycheck.  Have a great rest of the week!

Apr 08, 2015 05:07 PM
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Sunset Properties, Powered by Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

I had a situation similar to what you describe.  My husband hated the way the client spoke to me.  I decided I'd stick with it until I decided it was over.

I secured a cash offer at a price at which the property never would have appraised.  It would have been a record high in the neighborhood.

The seller decided the agents needed to cut their commission so he could make more.  NO.

Some people may say that making something is better than nothing, but I wasn't going let the seller push me around and think that he owned me.  

My pride and self-respect are worth way more than a paycheck.

Apr 08, 2015 04:18 PM
Beatrice Briseno
RE/MAX Unlimited - San Antonio, TX
Beatrice M. Briseno, GRI, CDPE, San Antonio, TX

Just last week I received a call from a seller wanting me to list his house as he spoke about his property, I entered it into our MLS search engine and it came up as being listed and expired by four different offices. I mentioned this to him and he started yelling into the phone saying "that is a lie" I then thanked him for the opportunity and told him that I felt I was not the agent for him. After I hung up I also muttered to myself "go torture someone else" lol...

Apr 09, 2015 12:59 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Shuchi -- Rude?   That's an immediate...Thanks but no thanks kinda moment. Next.

Apr 09, 2015 12:50 AM
Jill Moog
Coast & Country Homes and Estates, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
Carlsbad, CA Homes for Sale

Rudeness should not be tolerated. If someone is rude at the beginning of your relationship it will probably get worse as time goes on. You could diplomatically call them on it, gently ask them if they are "mad" at you for some reason.  If they are just a bully, it's time to move on!

Apr 09, 2015 12:47 AM
Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

Price and quality/condition of the property.  I am not a discount Realtor, and I have pride in the clients and properties I represent.  I turned down a listing this year, she went with another agent at $638K because I looked her in the eye and explained that this property will never sell at this price, ever.  I simply wont do it, we would be wasting both my time and hers. 


Apr 09, 2015 12:43 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

No, I would leave.

Sep 08, 2018 06:43 AM
Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

I usually do NOT.

Apr 06, 2018 10:20 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 aren't the "lead dog" we decline to accept the listing...

Sep 03, 2017 05:57 AM