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Rainmaker
1,244,289
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Inconsistent income and hectic working hours or lack of them.

Jul 12, 2016 05:58 AM
Rainmaker
5,132,750
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

There's never any one thing. What I find frustrating can depend on a specific transaction and who's involved in it. I will admit I do hate this attitude that we need to be available to everyone within 10 seconds or less.

Jul 12, 2016 08:00 AM
Rainmaker
294,581
Robin Rogers
Robin Rogers, Silverbridge Realty, San Antonio, Texas - San Antonio, TX
CRS, TRC, MRP - Real Estate Investment Adviser

What they said! In my case, I am often frustrated by other people's incompetence, laziness, or indifference. I end up taking on more work than I feel I should just to make the deal close. I should get better at letting my clients know about all the extra, behind-the-scenes stuff I do, but I don't want to badmouth the other transaction participants.

Jul 12, 2016 06:53 AM
Ambassador
2,684,929
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Watching Sellers reject good offers.

Watching Buyers fail to pull the trigger when we find the perfect house.

Having to be a member of NAR.

Jul 12, 2016 07:50 AM
Rainmaker
717,757
Sharon Kowitz
CRS-SRES-ABR-GRI-E-Pro-CREN ~ COMPASS RE - Cary, NC
Cary, NC Relocation Specialist ~ Buying or Selling

Other agents not doing their job! 

Jul 12, 2016 01:29 PM
Ambassador
1,463,069
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I don't find this business frustrating in the least.  It is my business, run by me, the way I choose to run a business.  If I'm frustrated, I'm doing something wrong, for me!

Jul 12, 2016 08:25 AM
Rainmaker
292,685
Jack Lewitz
Exit Strategy Realty - Evanston, IL

Not being able to rely on or predict the behavior of others . 

Jul 12, 2016 07:16 AM
Rainmaker
1,850,731
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

The arguing back & forth over stupid inspection issues. Buyers are getting outrageous which means we are now scraping the bottom of the barrel.

Jul 12, 2016 07:13 AM
Rainmaker
1,466,257
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Rich Gaasenbeek Having to work with people. Just kidding! Working with other agents who operate on their own time clock when it comes to answering telephone calls or responding to time lines in a contract.

Jul 12, 2016 06:26 AM
Rainmaker
3,988,013
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

People (not all)....they don't always tell the truth and some don't care if they waste your time or not. Yes that is very frustrating.

Jul 12, 2016 12:34 PM
Rainmaker
1,771,867
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Dishonest clients. They do not tell you their true intentions.

Jul 12, 2016 12:09 PM
Rainmaker
823,679
Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL

For me the most difficult part is dealing with agents that don't know how to do their job and end up leaning on me to do it for them in order to get the transaction closed.

Jul 12, 2016 07:52 AM
Rainer
231,224
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

figuring out who are ready to buy and who are not. therefore i tend to caution on the side they are not ready.. i may miss some opportunities, but i have moved to the camp, when they are ready they will act..

Jul 12, 2016 07:46 AM
Rainer
56,940
Ari Taylor
Century 21 North Shore - Peabody, MA
Realtor with Century 21 North Shore!

All the comments so far are on point! The most frustrating thing I have run into is other agents, not all of them and not even most of them, but like with any job dealing with people who are not as dedicated as you can be quite frustrating!!!!

Jul 12, 2016 06:05 AM
Rainmaker
1,280,848
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

That the public does not truly understand what we do.

Oct 12, 2016 02:45 AM
Rainmaker
1,683,912
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

other Real Estate Agents who make up their own rules as they go!

Jul 13, 2016 12:48 PM
Rainmaker
1,509,853
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Dealing with people who don't know what they're doing.

Jul 13, 2016 04:43 AM
Rainmaker
5,583,328
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

witnessing other agents providing incorrect information.... 

Jul 13, 2016 03:36 AM
Rainmaker
1,617,976
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

Which CRM is easy to use and cost right?

Jul 12, 2016 11:52 PM
Rainmaker
993,352
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

What day is today, Hmm Wednesday - let me check my calendar and get back to you on this...

Jul 12, 2016 11:03 PM
Rainmaker
5,270,657
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

People who fail to communicate!

Jul 12, 2016 10:41 PM
Rainmaker
4,927,885
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

The lack of professionalism when working with some other agents.

Jul 12, 2016 10:25 PM
Rainmaker
7,899,203
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

The long hours and dealing with some of the agents.

Jul 12, 2016 10:06 PM
Rainmaker
3,071,860
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Coldwell Banker Realty

Robin Rogers nailed this one!!!

Jul 12, 2016 10:04 PM
Rainmaker
855,932
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Professionals who aren't professional. 

Buyers who aren't really buying.

Sellers who aren't really selling.

Jul 12, 2016 09:54 PM
Rainmaker
3,627,322
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Other agents, loan officers, clients, etc., who do not return phone calls or emails. 

Jul 12, 2016 08:22 PM
Rainmaker
682,505
CA COASTAL ESTATES Lauren Selinsky Perez CRS
California Coastal Estates - Aliso Viejo, CA
"Your Real Estate Broker" #oclauren

The ultimate most frustrating is working weeks and months with a client and they meet another agent at an Open House and they promise them that they will get the house if they use them! I think there are some unethical agents that went to the same school! Lame O School of No Morals. 

Jul 12, 2016 04:04 PM
Rainmaker
4,320,142
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Burlington, MA
Metro Boston Homes For Sale

Rich Gaasenbeek - nothing! They are just people in our community.

Jul 12, 2016 03:59 PM
Rainmaker
2,224,473
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Basically I love my job, but I hate it when people don't respect my time. 

Jul 12, 2016 02:11 PM
Ambassador
3,754,037
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I don't get frustrated very often, and when I do it usually has something to do with some new app that I can't figure out.

Jul 12, 2016 01:41 PM
Rainmaker
5,060,396
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I actually don't find my business frustrating. I have a wonderful full time  Administrative assistant who eases my work load..makes all the difference in the world.

Jul 12, 2016 12:16 PM
Rainmaker
2,410,485
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

People that call at 9:00 PM and have to see this house right now!

Jul 12, 2016 11:50 AM
Rainmaker
904,383
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

The other agents.

Jul 12, 2016 11:27 AM
Rainmaker
2,443,255
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Right now it is the shortage of homes to sell.

Jul 12, 2016 11:11 AM
Rainmaker
3,986,308
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Dealing with agents that don'r put their clients first and are missing in action much of the time after an offer is acepted

Jul 12, 2016 10:40 AM
Rainmaker
4,434,177
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Buyers who do not know what they want.

Jul 12, 2016 10:22 AM
Rainmaker
290,969
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Being a newbie, I'm sure my answer will not be the same a few years down the road, as it is today, Rich Gaasenbeek.  For me, the most frustrating situations involve new clients that are difficult, want everything, complain about the cost, and are unrealistic in their expectations and pricing - though they are not quite in the Bully category.  

Jul 12, 2016 10:06 AM
Rainmaker
2,789,435
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

No frustration...human nature when known correctly preps U for anything

Jul 12, 2016 09:42 AM
Ambassador
6,451,567
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

The most frustrating factor in real estate and in business is government control, over regulation which seems to get worse every year.

Jul 12, 2016 08:30 AM
Ambassador
2,199,447
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

That people expect you to be at their beck and call.   They think they can call you and you'll drop everything to accommodate them... as if you've been waiting your whole career for this one moment to serve them.  LOL

And, what Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 said about being put on the front page of Google.  It annoyed me to no end when I'd get those messages.  I already had the top 7 spots for market, achieved organically through blogging.



Jul 12, 2016 08:13 AM
Rainmaker
1,713,076
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Really having a good time and staying in zen mode. That is not what is frustrating, it is the way I feel. However, builder delays can sometime raise my blood pressure just a tad.

Jul 12, 2016 06:25 AM
Rainmaker
921,504
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

"You're all the same. Don't show me all your charts and reports, just tell me what it's going to cost!"

That is frustrating, knowing past experience has created such opinion, but it is not the end of the world.

I take up the conversation  at the cost of not hiring me.

ON the more practical side, frustration follows hearing, "I can put you on page one of Google" for the 6th time today.

 

Jul 12, 2016 06:02 AM