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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

Sometimes, some stick around because their clients just don't know they are like that. Just something we have to deal with in this business, I learned to get deals done with them...and make them pay a little more because it makes me feel good.

Aug 06, 2015 02:39 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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No I know of several that are still around and I dread having to work with them. So far they still seem to get the business because the are nice to their clients and just bully us agents.

Aug 05, 2015 01:39 PM
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Sara Wagner
Woodland Management Service - Adams, WI
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No, I see plenty of them in the real world and on Active Rain.

Oct 21, 2018 02:57 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Unfortunately not, they do weed plenty of other people out though.

Apr 14, 2018 11:53 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

Not fast enough! But yes eventually

Aug 07, 2015 02:02 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
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Are you talking about your local market? I can't think of any bullies...

Aug 05, 2015 01:04 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

You would think so, but I know a few, including bully women who have been doing it for years.

Aug 05, 2015 12:46 PM
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Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
REcampus Fully Accredited Florida ONLINE & Classroom Training in Destin, Pensacola Florida - Panama City Beach, FL
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I don't like bullies.

Aug 05, 2015 12:15 PM
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Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
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I hope so!  I have had two bully agents recently.   I usually grin an accept from my clients sake.  But after closing and will email them an explain they should change jobs and here is why.

Aug 05, 2015 07:54 AM
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Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308
Stake Your Land Realty, Inc. - Eustis, FL
Broker/Owner, GRI,SFR, REALTOR®

Shanna,

Yes, their karma carrier has taken some away.

Aug 08, 2015 01:50 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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Not really. We have some bully agents who have been in the business since I was in diapers.

Aug 05, 2015 01:19 PM
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Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
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lots of answers here, we all know how to deal with bullies. lots of adolescent movies out there with examples. 2) when representing clients and the other agent is the bully, i would simply tell my client that this agent is very difficult to deal with. difficult deals aren't just a pain, they often lead to bad results. I would have never in my single days gone out with someone who my friend said they were bad news, not even if they were amazingly beautiful. see the big picture for you and your client. if all else fails, give me their number. Guido will pay a visit. :)

Aug 05, 2015 12:33 PM
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Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
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No they stick around but there name makes others cringe.

 

Aug 05, 2015 10:32 AM
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Amanda at VA HLC & FedHomeLoan
VA Home Loan Centers - San Diego, CA
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They tend to screw themselves out of more commission, to be frank, because then offices don't want to work with them. 

Aug 05, 2015 09:23 AM
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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 not run into many, but think when the market changes, they will be weeded out! 

Aug 05, 2015 07:59 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Shanna Day Mega Team Leader (UT & AZ) Usually agents who intimidate other agents find they are alone in this world. Don't let this person get to you.

Aug 05, 2015 05:57 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Shanna Day Mega Team Leader (UT & AZ) - sooner or later, the law of nature catches up with them....have seen this!

Aug 05, 2015 05:52 AM
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Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

You'd think they would lose clients right and left. Had one belittle a property that his client was putting in an offer on. Do you think the offer was accepted? Nope, after my listing client heard that remark (yes, I tell my client these things) the next in line was accepted. I felt that the first offer could be problematic with that attitude going in.

Aug 05, 2015 05:31 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I can only hope.  Though I've seen some local bullies that have a lot of staying power.

Aug 05, 2015 05:17 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
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A bully is a coward needing to be stopped. Their fate is in place and the meeting guranteed

Aug 05, 2015 04:18 AM
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Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

No. Sometimes the bullies are at the top of the sales chain.

Aug 05, 2015 04:13 AM
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Shanna Day Team Leader (UT & AZ)
Keller Williams SLC (UT) and Keller Williams Realty EV (AZ) - Park City, UT
Keller Williams Realty

Ron and Alexandra Seigel - I posed the question, because once again, I've come across an agent that feels that the best way to get "his" way is to bully, badger and be-little.   I would rather not work with this guy, but for my clients sake, I'll work through it.   :)  

Aug 05, 2015 04:09 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Shanna,

I have not met any bullies in the real estate world...Why are we focusing on those who are anything but great agents...the others don't need our attention or focus, that is how they will weed themselves out.  A

Aug 05, 2015 04:05 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

No. 

However, it is important to make the distinction between bullies and belligerent. The latter will fade into the sunset. (note: when they run out of fabric, they rely on volume and belligerence)

When dealing with bullies, you simply don't blink first. IF a known bully is in front of your listing that requires 24 hr notice....don't blink. Schedule it for tomorrow and allow only one option of your choice, if you allow any option at all. If you start going backwards it accelerates their behavior.

When they find themselves throttled, you can predict they will be on AR babbling 'raise the bar' nonsense.

How do you think a bully would describe him/her self?

Aug 05, 2015 04:01 AM