Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners)

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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

The sooner the better. If their expectations are too high and you see the red flags from experience that you are never going to satisfy or keep up with the round the clock calls or cattle prodding with a taser, stop. Smile. Thank them for their time. But you can not help them. You don't have to take a listing. You don't have to take on every buyer who darkens your door. Toxic personalities suck you dry and you have other healthy sales to work on so let go or get dragged early on. You don't want that kind of business that ends poorly Praful Thakkar !

Apr 09, 2018 03:56 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

The customers/clients who close - never.

Customers/clients who are totally unreasonable/untrustable/etc. - when I've had enough. I don't delay anything. Life is short.

 

Apr 09, 2018 03:11 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

It really depends on each unique situation. Typically I give them a fair amount of rope to hang themselves with, but sometimes you can tell it's better to cut the ties sooner rather than later.

Apr 09, 2018 04:36 AM
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Jerry Thomas-Construction Loans
Cranbrook Loans - Farmington Hills, MI
Construction Loans in MI, OH, PA, VA, GA and FL.

When they won't listen to your professional advice.

Apr 09, 2018 04:08 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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Not rare for me. I'm a flight risk! 

Seriously, sellers? Mutual 7 day kickout clause. I keep up my end, and if you don't, 'Cancelled By Broker' across first page of agreement in black felt pen, scan, email. 'You may be better suited to work with another broker.'

Buyers, if they are not realistic, are listening to others besides me, buh bye.

The longer you wait, the worse it gets.

Apr 09, 2018 05:18 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

It depends on the particular situation. There is no "one size fits all answer" for me.

Apr 09, 2018 04:23 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Sometimes it is best for everyone involved. Unlike Will Rogers I have met people I do not like. And appropriately said good bye!

Apr 09, 2018 04:09 AM
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Dave Halpern
Dave Halpern Real Estate Agent, Inc., Louisville, KY (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

When they become hopelessly unreasonable

Apr 09, 2018 12:16 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
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A few, most stick around for decades.

Apr 08, 2018 11:31 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Buyers who won't pull the trigger.   Sellers who become unreasonable.  

 

Apr 09, 2018 06:36 AM
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Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Tampa, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Tampa Home Buyers

BEFORE I SHOW THEM A PROPERTY...

Eve

Apr 09, 2018 05:14 AM
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Peter Mohylsky
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL

When the relationship goes sour 

Apr 09, 2018 04:06 AM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

An client/agent relationship must be built on mutual trust - so when trust has been severed it's time to contemplate if 'good-bye' is necessary...

Apr 09, 2018 03:46 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

That is a rare condition and no words are needed.

Apr 09, 2018 03:13 AM
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Christine Kankowski North SD and Temecula
House Match Inc - Poway, CA
Excellent Sales and Property Management

I've had very few- I think only 2.

 

One kep making racist comments, even after I asked him to stop. Interestingly enough, he was a minority himself. 

Another, just liked to go look at homes, but didn't have any intention on buying. Took me a while to figure that one out...

 

Apr 09, 2018 07:47 AM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

When the peg trying to get into the round hole is constantly square... 

Apr 09, 2018 05:06 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Before Christmas I had to tell a client to take a break, enjoy Christmas and think about trying again next year. After 3 offers and backing out on one sale it was time to let it rest.

Apr 09, 2018 07:20 PM
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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX

When the boss says enough!

Apr 09, 2018 03:43 PM
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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!

As soon as the big red light goes on...and stays illuminated!

I don't waste time with those with whom I do not want to work!

Apr 09, 2018 11:34 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Sooner than later.  Each is a case by case decision. A

Apr 09, 2018 09:31 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

As a general rule, if they are unreasonable/time sinks/abusive/disrespectful or trying to do something illegal, immediately.

Apr 09, 2018 09:08 AM
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Andrea Moore
Welcome Home Loans, LLC - Winter Garden, FL

It's only happened twice, and that's when the borrower asked me to commit fraud so they could qualify. Yeah no... bye!

Apr 09, 2018 08:51 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

There have been times I waited too long to send my Dear John letter. Other times I may have said goodbye too soon. 

The decision is made on the level of stress (my health and well being is important to me) and how much time the clients take.  It can be a balancing act. It is rarely personal, just a business decision. 

Apr 09, 2018 07:55 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

After taking a new listing I found out the client's spouse was "not right in the head". I was getting daily texts from her that were rude, harrassing & innapropriate. I tried discussing it with her & her husband but it was a chronic situation. We parted ways & before I could get my lockbox they took it off the door & said they were not available to pick it up, indefinitely. At that point I said to myself, there's no amount of money that's worth giving up your inner-peace for. I am so glad that I do not have to work for them anymore. Some people are horrible. 

Apr 09, 2018 07:47 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

It really depends on the situation. But when I know it's time, it's time.

Apr 09, 2018 07:30 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Hopefully before you have a deal in place!

Apr 09, 2018 07:27 AM
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

It varies depending on the client,  but sometimes they just have to get the "It's not you, it's me" speech before referring them to someone who may be a better fit. I have more patience than I did when I was younger, but it's not endless. 

Apr 09, 2018 07:02 AM
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Dan Capra
LAER Realty Partners - Lowell, MA
Listing/Buyer Agent

havent had to do it yet..good indicator is at the first meeting/prequalifying

Apr 09, 2018 06:44 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

That moment usually presents itself. We tend to deny or wait

Apr 09, 2018 06:43 AM
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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

I never say good bye, I keep clients for life.

Now, I do fire clients, the minute they disrespect me and I can tell this will be a pattern. I give most anyone a second chance, unless my gut says cut'em lose now.

Apr 09, 2018 06:01 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

NEVER to past clients !

Apr 09, 2018 05:51 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

It happens all the time.  Just before I hang up the phone! 

Apr 09, 2018 04:37 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Depends. 

Apr 09, 2018 04:13 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

If allis good with them...never

Apr 09, 2018 07:45 PM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

Each circumstance and clients is different so there are a lot of variables.  I give them a fair chance, but there comes a time when I clearly see we are going  nowhere.. I wish them well...

Apr 09, 2018 04:06 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

As soon as I sense they are not buyers e.g. if they don't sign a Buyer Agency agreement with me or if they get abusive in any way.

Apr 09, 2018 12:19 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Rarely. If I fire a client often the client  is not serious and it is mutual.

Apr 09, 2018 09:46 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

People, often due to circumstances beyond their control, end up in incredibly distressing and emotional situations. One can choose to kick them to the curb or be their navigator during their season of isolation.

"Good Bye" is my option when it is apparent they are incapable of making a responsible decision.

Apr 09, 2018 08:34 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I tell them, it's not about you, it'sd about me.

Apr 09, 2018 07:28 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

When a good deal is getting out of a bad deal.

Apr 09, 2018 06:23 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

At the proper time.

Apr 09, 2018 05:55 AM
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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

When it feels more like you are wasting your time.

Apr 11, 2018 08:22 AM
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Bob Betel
Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc. - Sweetwater, TN
President, Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc

Some people are more serious than others and some require more effort. You have to judge your clients to determine how much work is involved to get them sold or bought.

Apr 10, 2018 07:30 AM