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140,395
Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
Passionate about helping others achieve success!

Absolutely...when they disrespect my time and start sucking me dry.

Oct 25, 2016 04:23 AM
Rainmaker
854,330
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

You bet!

This is a business, not a hobby.

When it becomes clear my services are for entertainment, it becomes time to move on.

Oct 25, 2016 02:47 AM
Ambassador
1,338,120
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I have no problem firing clients but admit, they are now few and far between.  I'm very selective as to with whom I work.  If I don't sense it will be a good fit, I don't hire them!

Oct 25, 2016 12:54 AM
Rainmaker
5,551,673
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I fired a seller two hours after listing the home.... his attitude changed before the ink was dry.... he called me from work and was demanding!!  bye-bye!!

Oct 25, 2016 12:40 AM
Rainmaker
1,433,927
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Jim Garcia | Douglas County Real Estate Yes, however the key is to fire them before you hire them.

Oct 25, 2016 03:48 AM
Rainmaker
864,177
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Yes on all three. For being dishonest and unrealistic expectations.

Oct 25, 2016 02:48 AM
Rainmaker
5,217,020
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

We have fired a client, when it became clear that working with them would be a source of constant aggravation.  A

Oct 25, 2016 02:00 AM
Rainer
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Jim Garcia | Douglas County Real Estate
Jim Garcia | Douglas County Real Estate - Castle Rock, CO
210+ Reviews-Most Recommended Realtor

I have fired a few. Some clients aren't worth the amount of energy that pull out of you. Those people are better off with another agent, so I can be more productive. 

Oct 25, 2016 01:06 AM
Rainmaker
1,623,207
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

It happens to just about every agent at one time or another.  Some people are just too high maintenance or have a bad attitude.  They aren't worth the grief. 

Oct 25, 2016 12:42 AM
Ambassador
1,771,105
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

If they waste my time and are not serious I say bye. It happens.

Oct 26, 2016 01:49 PM
Rainmaker
4,599,055
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Yes I have, had a buyer a few years ago that wanted me to work as a buyer's agent, but would not sign the agency agreement.  Our state requires a signature.

Oct 26, 2016 06:33 AM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I've come close, but haven't said to them:

Oct 26, 2016 03:11 AM
Ambassador
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

In 18 years, a few; with dishonesty as the issue.

Oct 25, 2016 02:03 PM
Ambassador
2,527,841
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Yes. 

Unreasonable Sellers shooting down good offers.

Buyers that take eternity and don't buy.

Oct 25, 2016 12:58 PM
Rainmaker
4,087,532
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Yes..I fired a buyer and had no regrets!

Oct 25, 2016 12:09 PM
Rainmaker
3,238,213
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Jim Garcia | Douglas County Real Estate Yes, I did!

Oct 25, 2016 10:11 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Recently I had to deal with a former client that was off his medication. I felt like I was in a compromising situation in many ways, and he scared me. He wanted me to help him buy a tract of land. I threw him out of my office when he started yelling at me.

The guys in my office were watching with an expression on their face that was priceless. I saw that as I showed my former client the front door.

My response to them was...why the h#ll didn't you come into my office when you heard the yelling? I might have needed your help. 

I was pretty ticked off. 

Oct 25, 2016 10:01 AM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Many for many reasons.

Oct 25, 2016 08:59 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,256
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Yes.  Mostly for issues dealing with honesty.

Oct 25, 2016 07:53 AM
Ambassador
3,183,122
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

yes! rarely has this happened but if they turn into a jerk or just nasty they're out the door and fast

Oct 25, 2016 06:43 AM
Rainmaker
507,961
Jerry Murphy, CRS, SRES
Long Realty West Valley - Anthem, AZ
Anthem, Phoenix, and Scottsdale AZ Real Estate

Yes. I've only had to do it once in my 11+ years in the industry thankfully.  The seller was just over demanding and abusive.  I spent thousands of dollars marketing his home and it was never enough.  Finally he started to strongly suggest that I purchase the home myself from him.  At that point I just said good bye to him.  He was a real piece of...work.

Oct 25, 2016 03:39 AM
Rainmaker
1,231,318
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Thanks for asking the question, Jim Garcia | Douglas County Real Estate 

Love the answers.

Oct 25, 2016 02:57 AM
Rainmaker
2,594,920
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Seller wanted to win...buyer wanted to win & the seller had me done for draw or lose with a possible win if things take place. PASS & good luck to you

Oct 25, 2016 02:46 AM
Rainmaker
1,122,948
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I only work with serious buyers and willing sellers. The rest they can wonder anywhere they want to.... 

Oct 25, 2016 02:37 AM
Rainer
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Jim Sakalis
The Real Estate Expert Online - Flint, MI
Buy and sell property in all 50 states

Jim, Short answer-Pain in the Ass.

If you want the long answer you can find me on my blog at http://www.jimsakalis.com/jims-blog/

Oct 25, 2016 02:08 AM
Rainmaker
3,755,715
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Yes.  They were not motivated sellers and continually turned down showing.

Oct 25, 2016 01:47 AM
Rainmaker
1,707,191
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I have and normally it is a personality conflict. It could be something like racism, or it could be the pain level.

Oct 25, 2016 01:28 AM
Rainmaker
4,433,283
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

yes. 

Oct 25, 2016 01:04 AM
Rainmaker
1,998,511
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

yes both , motivation issues

Oct 25, 2016 01:00 AM
Ambassador
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Sometimes it is needed, a few will find a better fit with a competitor, and a few will come back with a more workable attitude.

Oct 25, 2016 12:49 AM
Rainmaker
3,435,939
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

You bet, twice, they were just unreasonable and would not listen to the price they wanted. Never a buyer yet however, the day isn't over

Oct 25, 2016 12:43 AM