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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Very rude; unfortunately very common.

Sep 15, 2015 10:39 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Yes, but not that unusual.


Sep 15, 2015 05:00 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Debbie, well, um, this is one form of feedback, although not as nice as if she'd send over a full-priced lisitng.

Sep 15, 2015 12:39 PM
The Woodland Team of Texas
The Woodland Companies - Austin, TX
Land Specialists

Showing time and Supra prompt the showing agents to submit feedback, and most comply.

Feb 09, 2019 11:32 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

We always ask for feedback for our sellers. It's unfortunate that so many DO NOT answer. Sure, an offer is the best feedback, but common courtesy of answering a text/email/call would be nice!

Sep 15, 2015 08:08 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Debbie. Sure it is rude, unfortunately no all the uncommon when it comes to giving feedback on a showing.

Sep 15, 2015 07:02 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Wednesday morning Debbie. I sometimes feel that real estate agents are the rudest people on the face of the planet. I feel that many of them are extremely self-centered and they live in their own little world. Thankfully, there are some that do not feel this way.

Sep 15, 2015 06:11 PM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Yes, but I think we have all had similar experiences.

Sep 15, 2015 02:55 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I know this agent and if she doesn't have anything to say, shouldn't she respond to the text and say Sorry, no feedback? I am just doing what my seller asked.

Sep 15, 2015 01:55 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

If you did all that, I would say yes.....RUDE>>>>RUDE>>>>>RUDE!

Sep 15, 2015 01:21 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I don't give feedback and that's on my MLS bio.  When I work with buyers my contract with them offers them my confidentiality.  If you want to know what "I" think have a brokers open and I'll attend and tell you.  As for what my buyer clients think, that's not the concern of anyone's sellers.  I also do not ask for feedback for my listings.  I'm capable of pointing out things my seller needs to change/improve/repair and properly pricing a listing without help from other agents and their buyers who are not making offers.

Sep 15, 2015 01:07 PM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

I know that we do this as a courtesy to agents whose sellers pressure them for some type of feedback rather than just not hearing anything after a showing. But let's face it, it's not in any kind of manual that we need to do this. In fact, if the buyer is interested but just hasn't made up his mind, is maybe seeing some other houses, I think it's detrimental to the buyer agent's client to tip off the seller in any way what he is thinking. That's where an offer comes in, that should be the feedback. Maybe we should start something like a "thank you note" to the seller for being so courteous as to let us see his home--and I am saying this tongue-in-cheek. After all, the seller has his house on the market, hoping to find someone to buy it. I get into the same thing with my listings, so I don't know what the answer is.

Sep 15, 2015 12:43 PM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

What an agent thinks about a property is irrelevant. It's what the customers say that is important and they really don't care if it's not the home for them. 

Sep 15, 2015 12:33 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yes.  We should be professional and supply the feedback when requested, even if it is to say "they weren't interested."

Sep 15, 2015 12:30 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I do consider this rude. I hate having to work so hard to get feedback, but sometimes it happens. 

Sep 15, 2015 12:30 PM
Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308
Stake Your Land Realty, Inc. - Eustis, FL
Broker/Owner, SFR®, e-PRO®, GRI, AHWD, REALTOR®


Sep 22, 2015 12:33 AM
Marla Yost
The Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty - Arlington, TX
The Yost Team

Yes very 

Sep 18, 2015 04:26 AM
Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

Yes I do.   We are all  trying to get reasons why an offer was not written..

Sep 17, 2015 09:55 AM
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

No.  I do not do feedback and I do not expect it.  I found that most feedback was just "very nice house but my buyers have just started looking" instead of " old, smelly and cramped".

Sep 16, 2015 09:36 AM
Ryan Kutter
Connect Realty - Kutter Real Estate Team - Conroe, TX
Top Producing Agent, serving Harris Montgomery Co.

It is a common courtesy to provide feedback. It is one of those things that take a little extra time but if he was in your shoes, he'd like the feedback I'm sure. The automated surveys from a showing service can get overwhelming after a long day of showing, but if a LA calls/emails to get feedback...the professional thing to do is respond promptly.

Sep 16, 2015 07:22 AM
Michele Ikemire
Terra Firma Global Partners - Napa, CA
Selling Agent and Buyers Agent; country properties

Hi Debbie,

I would say that this is unprofessional, however, the agent may have had a major life issue going on and was simply not in the place to return your call at the time. I try to not take it personal and make a mental note for the next time. 




Sep 16, 2015 06:36 AM
Arthur Meaux
The Phoenix Group - Schaumburg, IL
National mortgage note investor

If you only sent out your call/text once, give it a few hours. if you have done this several times over a couple of days then, yes..this person is not a professional! Tell your seller the other person is blowing you off.  These are different day and time in our business. Most people don't care about anyone, but themselves. To me it's real easy to text someone back (even if one didn't want to have a direct conversation).

Sep 16, 2015 06:24 AM
agnes donnadieu
Kale Realty - Chicago, IL
French realtor specializing in Chicago condos

Totally. Unfortunately many agents when not interested in a unit are not responsive.  

Sep 16, 2015 06:18 AM
Eric McLellan
Keller Williams - Frederick, MD
Realtor Serving all of Greater Frederick

I do think its rude.  Remember though, sometimes it takes some time to get that information from the buyer as well.  The truly rude part is the lack of response, not the lack of feedback.

Sep 16, 2015 05:29 AM
Jaunice Wilson
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Arizona Properties - Phoenix, AZ
Awarded Real Estate Agent & Marketing Specialist

Rude is a little harsh. Working with multiple Buyers and Sellers, all you can really do is ask. I don't ask more than twice. If I do not receive feedback or a request for more information on the property, obviously the property was not a match, and that Buyer has moved on. I prefer to keep the wheel moving forward. Listing Agents can do this by signing up for Realtor Tours in the area of the listing, Open Houses, even feedback links to your internet marketing efforts... ask what they think of the MLS Listing from a link to your portal.  All good avenues for information for my Listing Clients.

Sep 16, 2015 03:57 AM
Eric Schwartz
Weichert, Realtors - South Orange, NJ
10 Yrs #1 Team in Maplewood/S Orange for Weichert

It's the ethical thing to do which is to always give feedback when requested. But you know more than likely with no response, you're not getting an offer from him.

Sep 16, 2015 03:54 AM
Jeff Baker
JohnHart Real Estate - Sherman Oaks, CA
Real estate agent serving the San Fernando Valley

Every agent should extend professional courtesy to other agents as well as clients.

Sep 16, 2015 03:12 AM
Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

It may be rude --- but I never jump to a conclusion becasue I do not knwo what they are going through in their life.

Sep 16, 2015 02:30 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Rude, but not atypical. Unprofessional, too. Don't they want feedback on their listings?

Sep 16, 2015 01:29 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

no, more like lazy.  Even a generic feedback is easy.  I understand that if your client is very interested you don't want to tip your hat.

Sep 16, 2015 12:35 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Debbie Reynolds Yes, it is rude. Common courtesy goes a long way.

Sep 15, 2015 11:08 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

No doubt, Debbie, this is very discourteous and rude. But you can't do much more than you have done without starting to feel like a stalker.

Sep 15, 2015 11:04 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

No, I would not consider this rude. What I see is an agent letting a seller jerk their chain.  IF feedback is expected, and the listing agent has communicated this, (I do tell buyer agent feedback will be pursued when the showing is scheduled) then we get closer to rude, but that is a stretch.

However, no feedback IS FEEDBACK. The house was unremarkable, did not say hello, not in the top 3. But you already know that. Communicate that to the seller. Some house are so beige, so common, the agent and the buyer do not want to invest the energy to guess which beige house you want feed back on...so the default response, "did not meet their needs' is what you get.

At what point, the text message not responded to, the email not responded to, the voice mail not responded to, should the buyer agent have expected  you to realize no feedback is forthcoming?

Again, when the buyer agents call ME to schedule the showing appointment I will advise 'I will need feedback' so I WILL CALL YOU after the showing. What actually happens is the buyers agent calls me FIRST at the time of their convenience. 

Set the expectation up front and things work so much better. Then the seller will be saying, "Debbie, I don't want to hear everything is old AGAIN. No more feedback, please."

That sets the stage for "Why haven't I received a purchase offer after 4 weeks on the market?"


Sep 15, 2015 10:55 PM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

No. The agent might not have any feedback yet. I sometimes get feedback requests before I am even finished showing a house. But maybe they could text back " no feedback at this time"

Sep 15, 2015 10:43 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

No. Some agents simply do not care to provide feedback. 

Sep 15, 2015 10:21 PM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Debbie - Yes I consider it rude, but it happens all the time. It is very rare that I will get a response from a buyer's agent regarding a showing, and none of my correspondence is automated.

Sep 15, 2015 02:49 PM
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Sellers need to understand that feedback is a courtesy not an obligation.


While I try to give quality feedback as quickly as possible there are times I’m running “can to can’t” with buyers or based on decisions the buyer is in the process of making it is better for the buyer to hold off on giving feedback until certain things shake out. I would give the agent the benefit of the doubt.

Sep 15, 2015 01:26 PM