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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

More frustrating when dealing with agents who have been doing it wrong for 20 - 30 years.

May 17, 2019 02:54 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

I've had SO many newbies lately and yes, they are challenging. What I love about them is their eagerness to learn.

They are far more refreshing than the oldies that think their poo doesn't smell...and they oftentimes seem to be more clueless than the newbies! 

May 17, 2019 04:54 AM
Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

I love new agents, so easy to manipulate for the benefit of my client.

May 17, 2019 04:33 AM
Anthony Acosta -
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Depends on the circumstance Paul.  I am dealing with one right now that has been in the business long enough to know better and she is a pill to deal with. 

May 17, 2019 04:33 AM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Caulk it up to a live & learn experience for a newbie that is probably getting no help / training from their current Broker. Seeing more & more of this lately.

May 17, 2019 03:31 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Kindness is important in dealing with new and old agents.

May 17, 2019 01:39 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

1. Was it your responsibility to confront them?
2. Did they not have a broker to guide them?
3. Do you think what you did / said ultimately helped?
4. Why do you think it ruined your day?

May 17, 2019 04:28 AM
Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

Not at all, I still do stupid things. Each transaction is a new learning experience.

May 17, 2019 04:14 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Well, I try not to confront. By the same token when I was new I worked very hard not to do stupid things and and on the whole, I succeeded. Too many newbies don't know what they don't know but arrogantly behave as if they know everything.

May 17, 2019 03:49 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Learning moments continue to happen.  Every day.  Teaching moments too.  

May 17, 2019 06:20 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I find supposedly experienced agents not doing their job more frustrating than new agents.

May 17, 2019 08:20 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Yes, frustration can happen. 

I do not confront agents.  I just help them to the best of my ability. Many tell me "wow, I learned a lot from you."  I often wonder, where is their broker and where is the training. 

May 17, 2019 07:51 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Humility is the key. If they know not what they do and are not arrogant it goes one way. If arrogant and argumentative, it goes another. 

May 17, 2019 07:34 AM
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT

I don't get frustrated all that much with a greenhorn. I try not to engage others that way & if they're bent on destruction I usually just move out of the way & watch it happen. If they're new then they are going to need some guidance, hand-holding, advice. Most of the people that I do not enjoy crossing paths with are people that did something on their end to make the encounter awkward. I guess I'm saying I sleep well at night. 

May 17, 2019 06:59 AM
Dan & Laurie Pittsenbarger Team
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Lakeside & Coastal Single Family Homes

I have said things out of frustration that I wished I wouldn't have or atleast said it with more empathy and/or professionalism to both new and experienced agents. Every once in awhile I even give a new agent here on AR a bit of a weisenheimer answer when all they are doing is fullfilling a class application assignment. Perhaps their instructor should also be a member and at least recommend some new sample questions fo their students.

May 17, 2019 06:20 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

I just don't want to bother anymore. Like someone said, I will use it to my clients advantage.

I would feel bad if I pushed back & found out they were being manipulated by someone else. Seems like that's what happened. Then the noob should get a break.

May 17, 2019 09:59 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

no, I never felt bad confronting a new cocky agent.... not all are cocky....

May 17, 2019 08:13 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

There is nothing wrong with teaching moments. We have all been there at one time or another at the start of our careers.

May 17, 2019 07:55 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Yes, but if they are willing, I try to help them.

Jun 06, 2019 06:06 AM
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Today everything much easier. 

1. Computer, phone with MLS access.

2. All contracts online. 

3. E-sing

Our broker gave up hiring new agents. 

Jun 05, 2019 05:23 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

For the most part, new agents are a delight.

There is the exception. Unfortunately, these exceptions typicly come from the source of agent training we have all heard, 'Fake it till you make it!"

It is hard to determine if you are talking to the effects of Kook-Aid or a newbie agent who still has ears that hear.

May 18, 2019 10:42 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

There is a difference between a new (or experienced) agent who is willing to learn and one who is flying by the seat of their pants and thinking that will work out well.

May 18, 2019 08:26 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

If I confront someone I rarely feel bad, as it implies they've not taken my polite opportunities to communicate first.

May 18, 2019 08:18 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

We have an me best in West in America joining us. She has no kind words for anyone last 30 years. 

May 18, 2019 07:44 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I try to remain calm and ask how they picked their sponsoring broker. Helpful hint, find one who cares!

May 18, 2019 04:30 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


You should not feel bad for comfronting them.  They should thank you for your kindness of letting them know. what is wrong...A

May 17, 2019 01:12 PM
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

I do not feel bad at all, if it gets to the point of confrontation (which is rare) they deserve it.  Part of the learning experience is finding out it an't all wine and roses all the time.

May 17, 2019 10:45 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Newbie sometime need a mentor to learn more.


May 17, 2019 09:36 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Paul no it was part of my job for some time.  We don't have a bunch of agents working for us anymore so I don't have to teach them all the ropes, week after week which was very time consuming.

May 17, 2019 09:25 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Confrontation is not a good practice. Just take the leadership role in the transaction when the other agent lacks the needed experience.

May 17, 2019 07:03 AM