Jack Lewitz (IL Real Estate Specialists)

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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!

It really all depends upon the situation - I would want to be a good person and help if I were you AND if the agent was truly being 'despicable.'

However, I would want to get all sides of the story before I made the decision to help.


Sep 07, 2017 05:33 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana!
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Jack.....more to this story as a few others have said. Ask more questions and see what's really going on.  Always do the right thing for you.

Sep 07, 2017 06:19 PM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Let us know how successful you are helping the sister. There may be a really good reason, as has already been mentioned. And I gotta tell you the sob stories are 99% of the time bullshit stories. Trust but verify. And if you can help, power to you.

Sep 07, 2017 05:45 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Well, so here's what I think.

There is probably a lot more to the story about the person living in the home with their sister than will be shared. There's three sides to every story!

So, as a good person, what are  you going to do to share your goodness in this situation?

Sep 07, 2017 04:33 PM
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  There has to be more to this story.  Let us know when you find out the details.

Sep 07, 2017 08:50 PM
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

I would think they could be 'one and the same' Jack Lewitz.  If you are a good person you would be a good agent.  I think of this as a Package Deal.  Now I realize being good isn't the same as being perfect (whew . . .  dodged a bullet there . . .), though I think if you are a good person, you are good in other ways.  And this could be a goal to strive for, as we are all human.  What a difficult situation for the sister and the realtor, and I'm sure (as in everything in life) there is a backstory.  Too many 'maybes' in this situation that we don't know the answer to.  I'm thinking there is some thought process and reasoning in this situation that was not shared.  

Sep 07, 2017 08:30 PM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Listen but don't judge or take sides.  Works in divorce cases, too

Sep 07, 2017 06:41 PM
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I believe that I am both. They are not mutually exclusive. But do you really know what's behind this story? And one sister who won't allow another one to live with her is not necessary either a bad person or a bad agent.

Sep 08, 2017 04:14 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Jack Lewitz - I used to add one designation after my name - PNP! (Pretty Nice Person!)

Sep 07, 2017 10:58 PM
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

There may be other circumstances as to why the real estate agent sister doesn't want the other sister to come with her to the new home. Let's not judge because we don't have all the facts. 

I do think I true to do the right thing in most situations and sometimes that can have a bad effect on some people involved. 

Sep 07, 2017 06:52 PM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Sounds like something is missing from this story ?

Sep 07, 2017 05:52 PM
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida


Sep 08, 2017 03:45 AM
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

I learned one thing about life, there are always two sides to every story.

Sep 07, 2017 09:01 PM
Raj Taj
RE/MAX - Lake Bluff, IL
Drive By Blessings!

Not only am I a good person (on occasion), but I do have a good van that she could live in...

Sep 07, 2017 07:18 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Created in the image of God. The "Golden Rule" is something I try to live by every day.

Sep 07, 2017 06:51 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I am sure it depends on who you ask! I think I am both

Sep 07, 2017 04:43 PM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I know I'm a good person. This is tricky as I was in a situaiton like this last year. Mom just let the house go into foreclosure to get rid of the daughter. Daughter called a church friend who called me & I got involved. That was the ONLY way that the mother could get away from the daughter. Not knowing the daughters work ethics, etc. I would see what I could do to help but I bet there is a financial issue here they are not telling you.

I'm not going to judge I decided in the future.

Sep 08, 2017 05:20 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Best to be both, and I think that I am.

Sep 07, 2017 07:52 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Before there were agents....there were persons. Goodperson=good anything

Sep 07, 2017 05:30 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Me thinks there may be more to this story than she is letting you know.

Sep 08, 2017 09:56 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

As others have said ... there is likely more to this. 

I am a good person and a great agent. Sometimes in business "nice" does not win the race. 

Sep 08, 2017 09:13 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I am a good person.

However, my person does not resemble a floor mat.

When a family relationship is sooooooooo bad that the solution is moving and not sharing the entry code, that suggests to me someone long ago stopped listening.

Often for self-perservation, one must cut the ties and let the 'accusers' have their day. When none of them step up to fill the void, that is the validation needed of the action taken.

Sep 08, 2017 08:21 AM
Christine Kankowski North SD and Temecula
House Match Inc - Poway, CA
Excellent Sales and Property Management

Yes  i am a good person.

Ist here a rule that a sister needs to provde living space for the other sister?  I'm confused.  I dont live with my siblings anymore... At some point, most people get their own lives, unless it works for both parties to continue, i dont think there is any requirement to do so/


Sep 08, 2017 07:36 AM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Two sides to every story. Maybe the sister is a leach that refuses to contribute to the mortgage, utilities, or general upkeep of the home. Maybe she's mean. Maybe she's causing friction between the agent and her spouse. I don't know how you could she the aget is "bad" without knowing both sides of the story.

Sep 08, 2017 06:59 AM
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

Lot's of missing details in the story, so setting that aside.

I think for me it's best to be a respected Realtor and a Golden Rule person.

Sep 08, 2017 06:41 AM
Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

If you are a good person it trumps the good agent, but a good person will  be a good agent. Use your skills to help people and the money takes care of itself-sometimes working for free is the right thing to do!

Sep 08, 2017 03:16 AM
Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Payback for taking her Barbie doll when she was 7-years old?

Sep 07, 2017 10:55 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I think I am but God will be my judge.

Sep 07, 2017 09:35 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

I agree with Anna Banana Kruchten,CRS,CRB,GRI 'S assessment.  A

Sep 07, 2017 08:24 PM
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Both. Good person and good agent.

Sep 03, 2018 08:36 PM
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Jack, it is great question. 

I want both - good agent and good person. 

At least I am trying.

Sep 03, 2018 08:07 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I have a lot of years to perfect this.

Sep 08, 2017 10:39 AM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Not knowing the circumstances or the entire story, I cannot judge this.

Sep 08, 2017 10:39 AM
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

As we go through life, we can make every effort to be a good person and a good agent.  Unfortunately, based on factors beyond our control you will NOT be viewed as either by everyone.  So all you can do is what you think is right and carry on.  This situation sounds dicey. She very well may need the guidance of a lawyer, rather than a real estate agent.  

Sep 08, 2017 08:38 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

when I was actively working as a listing agent, I was an exceptional agent.... 

I'm a good person when I want to be a good person....and when I don't, it's not good!!! not good at all!!!

Sep 08, 2017 07:38 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I strive to be both a good person and agent.

Sep 08, 2017 06:19 AM
Bob Betel
Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc. - Sweetwater, TN
President, Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc

Sorry to disappoint you Jack Lewitz but you are not a good person. I met you at one of our lunches and I think you are a GREAT person! (Just like me)

I think everyone wants to be a good person and good agent, but it doesn't mean you can't have both. Many don't, but it all starts out with being a good person. Once you are, then everything else will fall into place and others will realize that you are a good agent also

Sep 08, 2017 06:11 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your experience.

I expect there is more to this story.

Sep 08, 2017 05:58 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Mary Yonkers nailed this one!

Sep 08, 2017 05:43 AM
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

Good is in the eyes of the beholder just like beauty.  People apply their own standard to others.  In my eyes I am good (as a person and agent) but others will have to make their own decision.  In the words of Paul Harvey.... I am await "the rest of the story."

Sep 08, 2017 04:57 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I am horrible to the core, jut ask Sandy! Regarding the scenario, there may be more to this story.

Sep 09, 2017 05:44 PM
Steven Nickens
Wailea Realty - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

Ok this is kind of funny, I have an older brother that is a rascal and some people think we are twins. Couple times I've been asked which brother am I, the good one or the bad one, I will leave it at that.

Sep 09, 2017 03:18 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I think that family dynamics are very difficult to discern from the outside. 

Sep 08, 2017 04:04 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Most my people tell me I am both.


Sep 08, 2017 03:10 PM
Gary 'Banana' Houghtaling
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Real Estate Agent

That's easy. Get more info and make sure the storyline. Do the right thing.

Sep 08, 2017 02:44 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Everyone hasj good I need them

Sep 08, 2017 01:07 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I don't see why you can't be both.

Sep 08, 2017 09:51 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

There are always two sides to every story... Being a  good agent also means being a good person.

Sep 08, 2017 06:17 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Jack Lewitz There are always two sides to every story.

Sep 08, 2017 06:06 AM