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John Meussner
Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, MD, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WV - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

I doubt you'd get a lot of "yes" admission in a public forum, but I'll admit to coming close once in an instance I'm not at all ashamed of.

During the sub-prime (good old?) days, I sat near an LO that was a total bum - he was lazy, incompetent, and a complete ass.  I overheard his conversations once day, and while his lazy ass wasn't paying attention to the market, pricing got worse (he was hoping it got better, as we could get paid more on YSP in those days based on rates), to the point where he lost his commission.  So rather than tucking his tail and lying in the grave he dug, he calls the client, and I hear him start selling her (an elderly woman) on the benefits of a 3/1 ARM as opposed to the 30 year fixed loan she was previously getting.

 

This guy was taking an elderly customer, and putting her in a sure-to-foreclose loan, because he screwed up and still wanted a commission.  I lost my $hit on him.  We didn't come to blows, but it came very close.  

 

The saddest part of the story is he's still in the mortgage business working as an LO.  

Apr 14, 2017 02:05 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Never and I am small so I talk fast.

Apr 14, 2017 02:52 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

No. BUT. During a board meeting, one of the former board members SLAMMED the COE on the table in front of me so hard, I wondered if my head was next. LOL! I could have turned him into a toad, but someone else must have beat me to it.

Apr 14, 2017 02:35 PM
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Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

No. This is business, not personal. When attacks go personal, there are other avenues of recourse that are much more successful.

Apr 15, 2017 04:37 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

OH MY GOODNESS, NO!!  

Apr 14, 2017 10:42 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I've come to BEERS, never blows.

But, come to think of it, there was a lot of blow in the 1980's in real estate, I saw it on Miami Vice.

Apr 14, 2017 08:46 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

It's come close.

Apr 14, 2017 02:00 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

No. I've never come to physical blows over a professional or personal dispute. Not very professional to do so, don't you think?

Apr 15, 2017 05:23 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

John Peak - NO WAY!

Apr 14, 2017 11:29 PM
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Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota FL 941-882-0322
PalmerHouse Properties Florida - 941-882-0322 | Serving Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties - Sarasota, FL
When you're thinking of moving...ThinkSuncoast.com

No, and I can't imagine any professional behaving this way. Part of being a professional is being able to keep your cool in all situations.

Apr 14, 2017 08:55 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Yikes! I've never even heard of agents lowering themselves to profanity here John Peak .

Apr 14, 2017 07:47 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Never felt the urge.

Apr 14, 2017 07:07 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Some business conversations can be stressful. But my goal is protecting my business or my client interests ( =fix whatever is going on), so my ego opinion has no right to blow. 

Apr 14, 2017 04:03 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

physical?? physical?? no... we keep all physical activity at the YMCA.... striking classes...kick boxing.... and weightlifting.... we work in harmony with other agents....

Apr 14, 2017 04:02 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

John,

No, never. 

Apr 14, 2017 02:23 PM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

Only during working hours??

Apr 14, 2017 02:14 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Never, and not outside working hours either!

Apr 14, 2017 02:00 PM
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Esther Preston
Heartland Realty - Redmond, OR

NO ! I did hang up on another agent before. Does that count?  

Apr 16, 2017 09:12 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Never. I've never even wanted to. I did get angry at one agent who out-and-out lied about an agreement. But she never knew I was angry. I just reminded her of what was in writing and told her to show me where, in writing, it said what she was saying. She couldn't of course, and she wound up giving up some of her commission to her client to compensate for her error. 

Apr 16, 2017 03:10 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Physical blows, seriously?!!

Apr 15, 2017 06:04 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

One time another agent (years ago) got really nasty at a showing -I forget what he was mad about - nothing to do with us. Not sure why he was there but we quickly left and just rolled our eyeballs and said - on to the next house.  It was weird.

Apr 15, 2017 05:28 PM
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

No, but the son of a client was into "intimidation" and I would always go to the listing with a 6'2" male associate and kept my cell phone in my hand to call 911. He'd get into "my personal space" repeatedly but I never backed down or showed fear. Yes, the house did close about a month before the marked crashed and his elderly parents did well from the sale.

Apr 15, 2017 12:50 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Physical blows ... NO.  

I've had discussions with others expressing my dissatisfaction and/or disappointment.  Then I move on. 

Apr 15, 2017 09:04 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I've never come to physical blows over anything.

Apr 15, 2017 07:06 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Never, only once did i have to raise my voice when a buyer agent insisted on a seller allowing him in when the home was under contract and clear to close. He insisted his buyer see it in case it fell through. The seller said no, i said no, so he tricked them. I had them call the police, i got there first and shouted he leave at once. 

Apr 15, 2017 06:01 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No.

Apr 15, 2017 05:31 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Never

Apr 15, 2017 05:27 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

? No!

Apr 14, 2017 08:28 PM
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Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

No, not my style, but I witnessed an agent who came close to doing that once

Apr 14, 2017 06:19 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

No, never in over 40 plus years! A few words exchanged over the years!

Apr 14, 2017 04:47 PM
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Jim Cheney
Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA - Santa Rosa, CA
Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055

No.  On my first transaction, the buyer of my listing wanted to move in to my vacant listing a day early.  I said sorry, not till escrow closes tomorrow...  He said "It's all I can do to not punch you in the nose right now".  I wanted to say "Don't you really mean you want to punch YOUR AGENT for putting you in this positin right now?"  The other agent just stood there.  I stayed calm and the other agent eventually came up with an overnight solution.

Apr 14, 2017 04:45 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

John Peak Never!

Apr 14, 2017 02:28 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

No, not my style.

Apr 17, 2017 11:41 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

NoI play nice.

Apr 15, 2017 01:21 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Not yet.

Apr 15, 2017 11:07 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No, but I've wondered how some have enough brain cells to know how to breathe.

Apr 15, 2017 10:12 AM
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Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
Your Texas Lifestyle is Here!

Not even after hours. 

Apr 15, 2017 08:57 AM
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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Sunset Properties, Powered by Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

Nope, but there are certainly some agents who deserve a kick in the knee. 

Apr 15, 2017 08:53 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Over Real Estate? Not hardly!

Apr 15, 2017 08:10 AM
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Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

Never.

Apr 15, 2017 06:01 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl nailed this one!

Apr 15, 2017 05:25 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

No.

Apr 15, 2017 05:23 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

never

Apr 15, 2017 05:23 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Apr 15, 2017 12:38 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

No, I am a big gentle guy, skilled in rhetoric, and few want to provoke a physical confrontation.

Apr 14, 2017 10:08 PM
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Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

No but I have heard of it happening a few years back between 2 agents.  

Apr 14, 2017 09:18 PM
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

No.

Apr 14, 2017 08:34 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Never thought of it and not worth it...

Apr 14, 2017 08:12 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

No!

Apr 14, 2017 06:54 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I have seen three realtors all called Rick at same office and fought over same neighborhoods their farm.  I finally saw one walked away while two Rick still at same brokerage and get mad at each other since 1980s....

Apr 14, 2017 06:34 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

No

Apr 14, 2017 05:31 PM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

No.

Apr 14, 2017 04:47 PM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

No, I can't think of a time.  Have you?  Do you have a story to accompany the question?? :-) Kasey

Apr 14, 2017 02:37 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

No.  I rarely get really upset.

Apr 14, 2017 02:31 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

NO...but I have seen it boiling up in others looking for a way out

Apr 14, 2017 02:28 PM