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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Yes, it has happened to me.  Cursed with cuteness, what else can I say?

Nov 27, 2017 04:27 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

it's better than being called a bitch...

Nov 27, 2017 01:01 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I hope this is your biggest problem.

Nov 27, 2017 01:54 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Yes it does and I just reply in kind... Sugar .

Nov 27, 2017 01:51 PM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

I have not felt any pain yet from being called such...

Nov 27, 2017 04:43 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

lol, there was a lady that I worked with eons ago before real estate. She called everyone 'honey'. It bothered me all those years ago & it still bugs me. I find it grating. She would call men 'honey' also.

I think that she couldn't remember anyone's name lol.

Nov 27, 2017 01:17 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Old fashion talk. I do not mind at all....

Nov 27, 2017 04:34 PM
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

    Not other agents, but every other woman does.  Waitresses, cashiers, the office girl for the home inspector.  Even the nurse at the VA clinic calls me hon or sugar pie.

     It's a Southern thing!

Nov 27, 2017 02:48 PM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Tammy Lankford, interesting!

Nov 27, 2017 04:29 PM
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Sean Casey
Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate - Newark, DE
Greenville, Hockessin, Newark & Bear Homes

I haven't had to deal with that, but I would guess they do it to everyone.  Different strokes...

Nov 27, 2017 04:09 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Barbara Todaro 's answer cracked me up. But you know what I do, I return the "language" and start calling them honey and sweetie in return. They get the message fast.

Nov 27, 2017 02:42 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

It depends. There is one agent who is such a bulldozing clueless bully that says HONEY, HONEY, HONEY at the top of her lungs interrupting you when you try to talk.
I just let her go on until she figures out she doesn't know what the hell she's talking about. If people want to say sweet things to me, and it's not intended to be condescending or overly suggestive, they can call me honey sweetie baby whatever. Just get the deal done.

Nov 27, 2017 02:28 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

If they are truly from the south then it would be Hon not Honey.

Nov 27, 2017 02:13 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

When I use those words, my motives are pure plus I am selective. Today I am sorry to say that many set-up a pounce with these words. How to handle?I had a woman call me dear more than once and then gravitate to darling during discussion. I took note and become dull in tone so as not to encourage. People get it.  I don't go for the obvious i.e. confrontation

Nov 27, 2017 01:48 PM
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Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Tammy, this has never happened to me as our area female agents have their sanity and standards.

Why I can't even get my real estate broker wife to call me Sweetie.  ^_~

Nov 27, 2017 01:41 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

There is an agent in our area who ALWAYS calls me "Sweetie" and because it's just her personality I smile and don't respond.  It's a little uncomfortable when that happens ... but you have to consider the source.

Nov 27, 2017 01:01 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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It happens, mostly from older female agents, I appreciate the nicety. 

But I do know better than to ever refer to another agent with any of these terms, most would not appreciate it in this day and age.

Nov 27, 2017 08:09 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Tammy,

I have responded with, don't let my husband hear you say that, he gets very jealous...A

Nov 27, 2017 08:08 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

It is typical and acceptable for SoCal. I do not even pay attention and often use the same when I forgot the name. 

Nov 27, 2017 06:50 PM
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Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

I have a female account executive that calls me dear or honey and it used to  bother me a bit. I have gotten more used to it, but I sometimes still grit my teeth on the phone since she comes across as condescending sometimes. But, when it is someone from the south with an accent, I think it is so cute! I guess it also depends on how I feel it is meant. 

That being said, I don't deal with it. I just let it roll off my back.

Nov 27, 2017 06:37 PM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

I guess it's a matter of perspective...I prefer to appreciate the kindness.

Nov 27, 2017 05:16 PM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Grin and bear!

Nov 27, 2017 03:56 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Barbara Todaro has your answer.

Nov 27, 2017 03:52 PM
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Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL
Your Real Estate Partner

okay, "curious"....lol..couldn't help myself!

To answer your question... Depending upon the situation, if it is senior, I don't mind it.  It isn't always intended as a demeaning comment.  However, if there is a bit of harassment attached, they get to face the wrath o' Sharon.

Nov 27, 2017 02:58 PM
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Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

Fine with me...I have been called a lot worse.

Eve

Nov 27, 2017 02:52 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I grind my teeth and secretly want to punch them, but instead answer by addresssing them as "love".

Nov 27, 2017 02:46 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

It's demeaning.

Nov 27, 2017 02:32 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

It does happen.  Makes me cringe because it is not genuine - it is spewed out like passing gas uncontrollably. 

I expect a Bull Durham kiss first. 

 

Nov 27, 2017 02:13 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Would it matter more if it was a male agent calling you " Sweetie"?

Nov 27, 2017 01:46 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Oh, honey, we live in the SOUTH! What do you expect?!! LOL

Nov 27, 2017 09:53 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Yep...typically from a well meaning personality that fits the bill. I laugh it off because I've been called much worse.

Nov 27, 2017 08:00 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

It is not a big deal to me, but I don't think i woudl tell my wife

Nov 27, 2017 06:50 PM
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

I loved Barbara Todaro answer!!

Nov 27, 2017 06:29 PM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

Reminds me of a recent episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm. Maybe they're like Richard Lewis & they call everybody "Honey".

I'd take it as a compliment. As a woman I get it, you may not appreciate it. 

Nov 28, 2017 04:51 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

It doesn't have to be an agent. I had a granite saleslady keep calling me, girlfriend and it drove me crazy. I had to say we weren't girlfriends, just trying to do some business with her company.

Nov 27, 2017 07:23 PM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Depends upon the context and the region... 

Nov 28, 2017 04:28 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667 (MT), 914-419-0270 (NY), Broker in NY with Grand Lux Realty and in MT with (coming soon!) - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

I don't mind it at all - I might call them sweetie or honey back.

Nov 28, 2017 02:51 AM
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Richard L. McKinney P.A.
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
For Results that MOVE you on the Treasure Coast!

That's a great question sweetheart. 

Nov 28, 2017 02:25 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Yes it does, I wonder about the female that calls me sweetie all the time.

 

Nov 28, 2017 02:08 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Happens to me every now and then.  For some people it's just how they talk.  It's their way of not needing to remember your name.  Had a receptionist at the gym that always greeted me that way.  I was sad when I found out that's how she greeted everyone.  :(

Nov 28, 2017 09:47 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

It does not bother me.

Nov 28, 2017 06:58 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

Yes, it happens to us as well.  I'm not a fan, but I also understand that in most cases no harm is meant by the other person.

Nov 28, 2017 06:28 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

We live in such a fragile society.

Clearly this is grounds for another #metoo

But I would take a stand and say, "CALL ME CURIOUS."

Nov 28, 2017 06:19 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Not in the real estate world. I did go to a restaurant recently where the waitress used "honey" for every third word. Annoying. Especially when I'm 48 and she was probably 20.

Nov 28, 2017 05:47 AM
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Nancy Robinson Ranked #6 in MI
Century 21 Town and Country - Royal Oak, MI
#11 Century21 Realtor in the US, #16 in the World

When  these  words are used as a wany to diminish my power in a transaction they are met with swift  strong rebuke.... When used as endearments they are met with warm appreciation.

Nov 28, 2017 05:24 AM
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Mayra Espinosa Realtor San Mateo Pacifica Homes
Red C Realty| Call 650-996-8961 - San Mateo, CA
Pacifica -San Mateo,CA Real Estate agent, Buy,sell

It does not bother me as long as the peoples are respectful. 

Nov 27, 2017 11:17 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

It has happened, but like others have said - it could be worse! 

Nov 30, 2017 03:06 PM
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Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

yes it does happen to male agents and unless the tone is out of line, just let it go.

Nov 28, 2017 02:21 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR nailed this one!

Nov 28, 2017 02:22 AM