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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Most of the time they listen.  When they don't it's harder but we muddle through it making it work.

Jul 05, 2015 10:27 PM
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Majority of my clients do listen. It does take some more time than others to do so. If they don't listen on critical issues that really impact my ability to get the job done for them, I might not take on the business or nicely fire them.

Jul 05, 2015 09:28 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Monday morning Paul. For the most part, folks seem to work their own agendas.

Jul 05, 2015 06:59 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Paul. For the most part they do, if not there is a good possibility they won't get a mortgage.

Make it a great week!

Jul 05, 2015 06:43 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Not always. I just had a situation today. I told a client not to do something and of course, he did. I almost fainted when I found out. Now we have to fix it and it is going to be costly.

Jul 05, 2015 05:21 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I end up having to repeat myself

Jul 05, 2015 02:45 PM
Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL
Your Real Estate Partner

It certainly depends upon the situation, but my guess is I would reiterate my point, in writing, so it can be referred to later, when things blow up. 

Jul 05, 2015 02:35 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Generally they do listen, but when they dont, we have a talk about the importance of what we are doing and why.

On those rare ocassions when nothing works, I suggest that they hire someone else.


Jul 05, 2015 11:57 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

my clients always listened to me....if I had one that didn't, I'd probably cut them loose.... if they hired me to lead the way, they need to follow me....

Jul 05, 2015 11:33 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington I think with proper education, clients really do listen. If they don't, I would terminate the listing.

Jul 05, 2015 11:24 PM
Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
REcampus Fully Accredited Florida ONLINE & Classroom Training in Destin, Pensacola Florida - Panama City Beach, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

I haven't had any problems with my customers listening to me.  Most of them rely on me and are eager to follow.

Jul 05, 2015 11:06 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Let's go to plan B.

That means moving back the closing date.

That may mean a new qualification for a mortgage since the rogue client just bought a new caddie on credit.

Ultimately, the hard part is not adjusting the plan, but pressing the client regarding 'Why?" they made that choice. If I discover they identify TRUTH as originating on the 'Dark Side' I will place them on a holding pattern and reduce my exposure until 'light' displaces the darkness.

Jul 05, 2015 10:40 PM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

That depends upon when "don't" happens...if it is about the price discussion...they never become clients.

Jul 05, 2015 10:30 PM
Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

Most clients do but for he one's that do not I give them everything in writing and tell them to read.

Jul 06, 2015 05:14 AM
Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

Most of the time yes, when they dont I do what they want. That is kind of our job, all we can do is highly advise, but in the end its up to the client.

Exception being and this has happened, when a client asks you to break ethics etc. then you break of anykind of relationship and RUN.

Jul 06, 2015 02:07 AM
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

No, they don't listen.  They know it all.  I just shake my head and move on.

Jul 05, 2015 11:11 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Most of the time they do.  If they don't I would consider termination of the agency relation.

Jul 05, 2015 10:19 PM