Vick The Realtor . (Olympus Executive Realty INC.)

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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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Not really.... It is easy to tell a newbie right off the bat.

Aug 27, 2015 11:54 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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I do not. Too busy to worry of care about it, unless some 'red flags' pop up.

Aug 27, 2015 10:32 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
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Of course not. I've better things to do.

When they called to schedule the showing, they invariably place on display EVERYTHING I need to know. Even you can spot in seconds the BS artist, the clueless newbie and the market mover just by the way they place and conduct the call.

Now if you delegate the phone answering tasks to others, you may have to spend time digging up meaningless stuff.

 

Aug 27, 2015 10:29 PM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

The only thing I check is if they are licensed but only if I don't know them. 

Aug 27, 2015 10:28 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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I do not check them out. 

Aug 27, 2015 09:45 PM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Personally too much is made of the numbers; if they were capable of getting a home to a closing what differece does it make.

Aug 27, 2015 09:42 PM
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Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Friday morning Vick. I don't see why it would matter if they were one-hit wonder or if they've done a zillion deals.

Aug 27, 2015 06:25 PM
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Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

I don't care if it's their first deal.  None of my business,

Aug 27, 2015 03:53 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Vick Pacheco ~ Luxury Homes & Lifestyles I always want to check the agent on other side - without any bias, though, just preparing myself on what to expect so that the deal goes through smoothly.

Aug 28, 2015 02:19 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

What difference does it make?  They landed this one, so I would work with them to make it happen...the key here is the transaction not who's who in the kazoo?

Aug 28, 2015 12:37 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

No, i don't care if they are new or 20 year agents, as long as the contract they submitted was solid, and seller accepted it. And same if I submit a contract to new or long term agent.

Aug 28, 2015 12:33 AM
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Renee Paray
Coldwell Banker Preferred - Blue Bell, PA
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No, I do not check out the flip side agent. The only search I do is with the MLS to have their contact numbers and email address handy when writing up a deal. 

Aug 27, 2015 11:28 PM
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Ed Macias
Real Estate Teammates - Miami, FL
Miami FL-REO Property Management Multifamily

Always be recruiting if you're a broker

Aug 27, 2015 11:09 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Vick Pacheco ~ Luxury Homes & Lifestyles No I don't. The only thing I check is that they are actively licensed.

Aug 27, 2015 10:56 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

yes I do - because I want to know what I am dealing with 

Aug 27, 2015 10:09 PM
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
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Absolutely especially with short sales....the agents who claim "that's not how  they do it" have never done it.

Aug 27, 2015 07:48 PM
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Sara Wagner
The Woodland Companies - Adams, WI
Stevens Point Rentals

Generally not, but sometimes people leave clues.

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Bob Crane
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No I just judge them by their actions.

Jun 15, 2018 09:34 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I always ask my team members who the cooperating agent is.... I usually know from the answer if it will be a smoothly run deal or if we need to take extra, extra caution....

Aug 28, 2015 12:22 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

IN conversation with an agent if I feel uneasy I will check them out

Aug 28, 2015 12:14 AM
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Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
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oh of course. see who your dealing with. its part of the game.. we love the game :)

Aug 27, 2015 11:41 PM
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

I do when I have questions about why they cannot fill out a contract correctly or seemingly are not sure of what they are doing because it is helpful to know if they are inexperienced or just incompetent. 

Aug 27, 2015 11:36 PM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Vick - I have started checking some other agents out, but only after they got on my bad side for one reason or another. The first thing that comes to my mind is, how are they doing any business at all with that kind of attitude.

If I have a good working relationship with an agent and things are going smoothly, I really don't care if this is their first sale, or if they are the best selling agent in the country. I am only impressed with their communication, willingness to cooperate to get a deal done, and knowledge of what to do, not how many previous deals someone has.

Aug 28, 2015 07:35 PM
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Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL
Your Real Estate Partner

No.  However, when an acquaintance began bragging about her broker friend who has a top agent in "x" area, blah blah blah, one too many times, I checked her broker friend's activity.  Next time she began spouting off, I quickly put her in her place; noting that she had sold one home in the past year <$300,000, so I was saddened to hear that that type of activity made her a top broker in that area. Zipped her lip.

Aug 28, 2015 05:06 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

If I don't know them --- I may check the Bureau of Real Estate to verify their license.  

Aug 28, 2015 04:35 AM