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Rainmaker
1,660,245
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

1st off they stop returning calls or emails sent. Then you know that their plans or direction has changed. Sometimes nothing you can do about it.

I wish people would just fess up & tell us their plans have changed - or they got scared - or they might get transferred. Only a small portion of clients have the cajoles to do that.

Oct 25, 2016 10:13 PM
Rainmaker
1,430,177
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington When your communication with them falls on deaf ears.

Oct 25, 2016 10:47 PM
Ambassador
1,333,494
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

A ticket on an aeroplane

I'm Canadian - most of my clients have headed South, lol

Oct 25, 2016 10:40 PM
Rainmaker
1,609,571
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

When they no longer respond to your calls.

Oct 25, 2016 10:26 PM
Rainmaker
1,698,686
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

When they stop responding to emails or voice mails or texts.

 

Oct 25, 2016 09:36 PM
Rainmaker
3,400,966
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

When they don't return calls or emails.  I had some of them actually change their phone number

Oct 25, 2016 07:51 PM
Ambassador
4,309,874
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington when you reach them again and again - and you do not hear from them at all!

Oct 25, 2016 04:14 PM
Rainmaker
5,169,376
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

When they don't have any idea why you are calling them?   A

Oct 25, 2016 03:34 PM
Rainmaker
3,718,293
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Anyone who has stopped returning or responding to phone calls and emails. I've not had a client do this... but I have had leads "disappear."

Oct 25, 2016 11:35 PM
Rainmaker
3,847,348
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Lack of response is a big clue!

Oct 25, 2016 11:35 PM
Rainmaker
558,522
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Isn't that something? Why do they not have the courtesy to just say, "sorry, we are going in another direction?" or "We are no longer looking?" Or maybe WE just don't give up and SHOULD? I know I get so much email from other real estate agents--what's up with that?--even when I tell them I'm in the business and take me off their list? What does it take for us to take someone off our list?

Oct 25, 2016 11:18 PM
Rainmaker
3,827,480
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

The lack of communication when it was previously responsive.  

Stuff happens.  

Real buyers buy.  Real sellers sell.  

And those in these categories respond in an appropriate manner.  

Time to move on.   

Oct 25, 2016 10:59 PM
Rainmaker
898,902
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

When they stop returning my calls LOL

Oct 25, 2016 10:53 PM
Rainmaker
3,261,508
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

They stop answering calls and emails. I would rather get a simple 3 second email they have changed theor mind then go MIA

Oct 25, 2016 10:26 PM
Rainmaker
4,433,127
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

When they do not return phone calls.

Oct 25, 2016 09:50 PM
Rainmaker
6,158,897
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

When calls or emails are not returned.

Oct 25, 2016 09:37 PM
Rainmaker
703,396
Paul Antonelli
Antonelli Realty - Saint Cloud, FL
Broker Owner; Antonelli Realty

when communication is gone.

Oct 25, 2016 08:21 PM
Rainmaker
1,336,683
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Most recently it was when they stopped returning calls and emails.  Had worked with them about a month.  Never heard from them and assume they kept on renting once the houses they wanted were no longer available.

Oct 27, 2016 07:16 AM
Ambassador
1,615,844
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

First clue is when they do not answer emails or phone calls

Oct 26, 2016 10:36 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,329
FN LN
Toronto, ON

Lots of my clients go south.  Some even go north, more in the summer than in the winter.

Oct 26, 2016 10:00 PM
Ambassador
2,216,158
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

When she/he doesn't return emails or phone calls. 

Oct 26, 2016 11:50 AM
Ambassador
3,164,687
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

I can usually tell just by their voice. Something is off and this just happened. The kids wanted the parents to use their agent even thou we were referred to them by a long time client.  I could hear that he was trying not not lie but also not tell the truth! 

Oct 26, 2016 09:12 AM
Rainmaker
3,985,753
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

When they won't answer or return calls.

Oct 26, 2016 08:08 AM
Rainmaker
611,792
Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & OC Laguna Nigel

Unopened MLS emails. No response next 

Oct 26, 2016 06:47 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,006
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

When I see them at a showing with another agent!  

Oct 26, 2016 06:17 AM
Ambassador
3,986,094
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

They don't answer calls, texts or emails. They do not want to be found. Usually it means that they have a hidden agenda and maybe the word has gotten out.

Oct 26, 2016 04:36 AM
Rainer
1,015
Denise Ashcroft
Windermere City Group - Spokane, WA
Realtor for Spokane, Cheney, Airway Heights - VA

When working with buyers, I work hard to solitify the relationship so that they wont leave me.  I begin letting them know my special qualities that I work for them and until we have a signed buyers agency agreement, I do not send them auto listings.  In fact, I never put them on anytype of auto email because it is impersonal.  I also have them use my site or realtor.com instead of any others site to look up houses.  The quicker I have them out to look at homes, the more solid the relationship.  If I do end up losing them, they are usually clients that I dont fit with anyway.

Oct 26, 2016 02:04 AM
Rainmaker
3,069,179
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

When caller ID shows they are calling from Mexico?!  

Oct 26, 2016 12:54 AM
Rainmaker
3,718,060
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

When you call and it goes straight to voice mail.

Oct 26, 2016 12:42 AM
Rainmaker
5,535,622
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I'd suspect the first clue would be no return communication!!!

Oct 26, 2016 12:24 AM
Rainmaker
2,589,844
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I have seen this often but have been slow to catch on. Communications go flat but before that, weaken and before that, are mostly one-way.

Oct 25, 2016 11:41 PM
Rainmaker
1,991,710
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Their interest/motivation changes

Oct 25, 2016 09:44 PM