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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Two things not being realistic about the price and knowing something is wrong with the home and not willing to disclose it.  I'll walk away

Apr 26, 2015 08:46 PM
Rainmaker
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Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

When I have someone start telling me they know how to sell a home and what needs be done to do so.  If that is the attitude going in it will only get worse.  If they really know how to sell a home why are they interviewing agents?  There was a time but no more.  Top of the evening Jeff.   Mark

Apr 26, 2015 03:23 PM
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James Hoff
Century 21 Award - Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Real Agents Work

Telling me things about the property that I am not allowed to disclose. And, YES, I just told a seller I would walk away from a listing I was already hired for if they tried to pull that. Not worth it and we are not defrauding buyers. Also, unrealistic list prices ... I am happy to walk if they are shooting for the moon ... it's a waste of my time and marketing dollars to do that. Everyone wants to list high and get top dollar but if you're too far above fair, I'll just call you when the agent you hire can't sell the home at your crazy price and talk to you about your expired listing.

Apr 26, 2015 03:06 PM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Yes.  I have refused to work with unethical past clients. 

Apr 26, 2015 11:34 PM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Jeff Dowler CRS When they refuse to disclose a known defect. That's one choo-choo I am not taking a ride on.

Apr 26, 2015 10:49 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Insisting on a totally incorrect price and/or refusing outright to do what's needed to "stage" the home. Comments about lots of showing restrictions would round out my top three here.

Apr 26, 2015 09:05 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Jeff. It has been many years since I have taken a listing. Someone that lies and is totally unrealistic about price, these two things would be the kiss of death.

Make it a great week!

Apr 26, 2015 08:31 PM
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Bruce Hicks
Best Homes Hawaii - Honolulu, HI
Your Lifetime Friend/Helper!

When a seller tells me a price that I KNOW for sure it will not sell. That's the killer.

Apr 26, 2015 05:40 PM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Jeff - There are a few things that come to mind; Anything illegal that they would ask me to do, if they are unrealistic about the sales price, if I can see there will be a clash of personalities from our listing appointment, or initial meeting.

Apr 26, 2015 03:46 PM
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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

Not one thing, but a series of impressions that they will be unreasonable and/or difficult.

Oct 26, 2018 06:42 AM
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Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

I want you to........

May 01, 2015 07:09 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Seems we have a bit of consistency, with too high a price (and other unrealistic expectations), being unethical, not wanting to disclose, and legal issues (e.g., Fair Housing)being the main issues.

Apr 27, 2015 10:19 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Asking to vet buyers by all things that go against the Equal Housing law, and not wanting to disclose...A

Apr 27, 2015 08:19 AM
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Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

I once had a prospective seller say "I don't care about the comps." For me, that was the kiss of death - comps are critical not only to sales but to appraisals.

Apr 27, 2015 01:05 AM
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Takia C. Walker
United Real Estate Columbia - Columbia, SC
Real Estate

If the seller wants me to list the home at a price higher than the sold comparables in the area (unless they will sign an agreement stating that they will allow me to reduce the price to what I suggested after no activity). If I am doing exactly what needs to be done to try to sell their home and they are consulting with others that are not agents and telling me that I should do this, that or the third, I will walk away and won't look back. I don't care how much commission I will lose!

Apr 27, 2015 12:47 AM
Rainmaker
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Setting the price...say Bye....not Buy

Apr 26, 2015 11:41 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I will not take a listing where I find that the sellers are unethical .

Apr 26, 2015 11:40 PM
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Beatrice Briseno
RE/MAX Unlimited - San Antonio, TX
Beatrice M. Briseno, GRI, CDPE, San Antonio, TX

Say "well I know the house down the street sold for XX amount of dollars, but ours is better" I want XX more than they got (just weeks ago).  I also don't want a sign in the yard and we need to have at least 24 hour notice for each showings...and they go on and on on their requirements.....

Apr 26, 2015 11:37 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

My sister and I are co-owner. I want to sell, she does not. Perhaps when we get a good offer, she will change her mind.

Apr 26, 2015 11:32 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Jeff Dowler CRS Asking me not to comply with the Fair Housing Act when showing their property.

Apr 26, 2015 10:58 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Treat me like a commodity.

Apr 26, 2015 10:11 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 I have heard many agents say unrealistic expectations are the death knell in the transaction.

Apr 26, 2015 07:06 PM