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Depends on the situation, I am a Broker and can take care of myself.
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Anthony Acosta - ALLAT...
I would not without going through my broker. It is just the right thing to do.
Anthony Acosta - ALLAT...
Peter Mohylsky. Brok...
Santa Rosa Beach, FL
No. My broker deserves more respect than that.
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM nailed this one!
I can't speak to that. I can however tell you that my agents don't do it, but I don't mind when an agent calls me if they have an issue with something/someone at my office.
That is what your Broker is for..I'm with Fred Griffin ..change of command is the best route.
Fred Griffin Florida R...
Depends on the issue but not always
Chain of command. Go through your Broker first.
If they tell you to go directly to the other Broker the next time there is a problem, you have your authorization.
It depends on the situation.
I did not have any success with going through a broker when I was affiliated with a brokerage. That, among other things, is why I went independent. When I get no response from an agent ... I call the agent's broker. Sometimes that helps ... sometimes it does not.
No, as a managing broker it is my job!
yes... there's no reason to go through the rank and file....just call and state your issue....
I've only had one in a 39 year period....I called the broker owner and "shared my thoughts" directly.... and he saw it my way and addressed it immediately....he followed up with me, and the problem never happened again....
Kathleen Daniels, Prob...
San Jose, CA
I have done this in the past and have told my broker afterwards a few times I've called my broker first - I prefer to handle things than get my broker involved unless necessary
It depends on the circumstances. I never have, and would at least alert my managing broker to the issue first via email
Sure, why not.
I would not, give your broker the courtesy to know wants going on. When your broker receives a call and has no Iidea what going on , it is like being blind sided.
It is best to inform your broker for proper guidance
This should be part of the brokerage policy. The agent works for me and should go through me, the broker, to make formal complaints. Why? Because it affects the whole brokerage. I am responsible for my agents.
Good question, I know I would of in the old days.
I really shouldn't, but I have.
I am my own broker now, but before would always run something by my broker first.
As a broker myself I would prefer my agents at least call me first to let me know the situation. -Kasey
No, I usually let my broker handle it. More clout when brokers talk to other brokers.
I am the Broker and I instruct all my agents to talk to me first before complaining to another Broker or the Real Estate Commission.
Complain? Of course not.
Advise? You bet.
Depending on the situation, I will not 'go through' my broker but will take measures so my broker is not ambushed or broadsided.
Compensation for transgression is due "ME" not my broker, contrary to my brokers interpretation to their entitlement.
I discuss it with our head broker and we decide how to handle it together.
No I would talk with my broker first.
Peter Mohylsky - I do not like to complain about the other agent. If I have to, it is through my broker. Though most of the brokers want to play 'safe'!
Yes, if the issue couldn't be resolved between agents.
I let my broker know if it has gotten to that point.
But, I do handle my business unless he feels he should, I defer to him since he's also a helluva attorney.
As a broker, I would greatly appeciate being informed. Otherwise my reputation get's dragged into my agent's issues and I'm painted with it.
I typically handle all these calls for the brokerage. I am able to step away from the issue a bit and discuss things with the other broker in a logical way. Only a few times have I been really surprised at the response.
Yes, I can get more angry about it.
Probably not. If it's that's serious, my broker should be consulted first. Sometimes broker to broker talks are the best way to ahndle things.
No, I wouldn't go around my broker. It's up to him to make the call to the other agent's broker.
Peter Mohylsky You should go through your broker. That's what the broker is there for. It will carry more weight.
I have had complaints about agents in the past and always asked my broker how I should handle it
I do not complain at all, period. Complaining to a manager will just ruin all your chances for your relationships.
I believe in following protocol.
Would go to my broker first.
I have called plenty of agents and brokers, but I cc my agent.
Peter - I would never go that route, this is an issue that needs to be addressed at the broker level, and you can be certain that the other broker will be calling your broker about the issue. Don't put your broker in the position of being the last one to know.
This would go under the heading of bad ju-ju in my opinion...
Protocol favors those who honor it
No, that should be broker to broker. They get paid to do that.
I am the Broker and I'd have a real problem with one of my agents doing that without informing or consulting me.