John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852 (Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, MD, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WV )

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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

1. Agents who don't answer phones or return calls

2. Agents who list properties without proper photography, marketing, descriptions, etc.

3. Agents who can't seem to write a "clean" contract

Jan 11, 2019 04:48 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Jan 12, 2019 05:13 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. We've had the Slydial conversation before. A couple of people need to be Slydialed. Never as a sales pitch though.

2. Agree, that one sucks.

3a. Yup. Coyote Ugly. They need to be Slydialed.

3b. They just need to be drowned.

Outside of that and I'm sure I could come up with something, just not all that peeved about anything lately. 💖🙏😎💃

I will read and be inspired! LOL

Jan 11, 2019 04:52 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Life is too short for peeves of any variety including pet peeve(s).

Jan 11, 2019 08:56 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

All of your pet peeves are ones that I totally understand, John!

I think my biggest pet peeve is agents who don't want to communicate during a transaction - they don't take or return calls, answer emails or respond to texts. 

I'm always on a mission to see how they WILL respond - perhaps carrier pigeon?!

Jan 11, 2019 07:28 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hi John Meussner ,

You have some valid pet peeves. I've worked hard over the past 27 years to have a good relationship  with agents and reputation  and its been worth the effort!

Jan 11, 2019 07:09 PM
Francine Viola
Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA - Olympia, WA
REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs

You have a good top 3, and I would certainly agree with those.  I think in general my peeve is lack of professionalism amongst each other.  We are all in the trenches grinding it out.  Can't we treat each other a little kinder and nicer?

Jan 11, 2019 06:54 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I just don't have any John Meussner .

Jan 11, 2019 05:21 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Too many to categorize. I prefer to focus on the positive aspects of the industry.

Jan 11, 2019 04:49 PM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

1. Be on time

2. Answer your phone

3. Return phone calls within a reasonable time.

Jan 12, 2019 01:16 PM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

I'm with Roy Kelley .. especially on public facing when other agents, buyers, sellers are in the cross hairs. Stay positive. 


Jan 12, 2019 05:27 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

1. Agents who don't communicate

2. Agents lacking knowledge.

3. Agents who take overpriced listings.

Jan 12, 2019 04:55 AM
Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coast & Luxury

I’m trying to focus only on the positives and not the negatives. 

Jan 12, 2019 12:12 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

No peeves, but we do have a few pets around here.

Jan 11, 2019 05:25 PM
Dan Tabit
Keller Williams Bellevue - Sammamish, WA

Unresponsive Agents, Unreasonable Buyer/Sellers, unprofessional people in all areas of the profession. 

Jan 11, 2019 05:25 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

3 industry pet peeves. My assumption is the intent is about real estate and not marketing technology. Slydial, spam, Zdevil, are not the industry.

What is industry is:

1. Agents able to avoid accountability by hiring surrogate evil doers. That would be aimed at any and all agents who pay Zdevil.

2. Brokers who do not fulfill their responsibilities. Brokers should post a rating reflecting the nature of their business. (sanctuary, kindergarten, playground, professional, collaborative) Most certainly those who renege on their last remaining responsibility and charge the agent for cutting a commission check.

3. Pervasive deception. "List your home with us for 0%!"


4. Agents who sing "I'm so pretty. Oh so pretty." in the mirror every morning.

Jan 12, 2019 05:29 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

John Meussner I love your 3 pet peeves.... no one could trump those....especially the builder incentive.... when a builder has a construction loan with a bank and directs the buyer there, he is able to exhale.... the bank is very lenient with the builder .... the pressure is off... the appraisal is questionable.... the bank will close as long as there's a C.O. in hand.... that doesn't mean the home is finished!!!  you can get that without flooring in!! 

Jan 12, 2019 05:29 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Liars, sleezebags and grifters

Jan 12, 2019 02:45 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Too many agents. Too few brokers who limit the numbers. Repeat number one.

Jan 12, 2019 12:20 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

3b) These people are everywhere.

2) they should make this illegal. Buyers should be able to find their lender who works for them. 

I'm just tired of people that don't know what they are doing. It's just the way it is. I must just keep going.

Jan 12, 2019 10:45 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

1. Agents that do not return calls.

2.  Agents that do not answer phone

3.  Agents that do not change phone is u/c

Jan 12, 2019 10:25 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Taking the time to come up with a list and writing it down here will not change anything.

Jan 12, 2019 10:23 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

On any given day the top three will rotate.  Slydial will always be at something I do not like and I lose respect for those who use it. For whatever reason they justify ... it is their ego leading the way.

Jan 12, 2019 08:41 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

1. A license does not an agent make....

2. Customer service driven by lips never arrives....richfuscious

3. The "what not to do" is practiced more than the "to do"'s backwards

Jan 12, 2019 08:19 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

My pet peeves are 1: Liars, 2: Liars, and 3: Dishonest people who lie.


Jan 12, 2019 07:48 AM
Mike Baltierra
Rise Realty - Eastvale, CA
Full Service at Your Service Realtor-Eastvale CA

1. Agents that don't answer my call or call back

2. Toilet seat left up in listing photos

3. One Photo on the mls on a million dollar or any listing

Jan 12, 2019 06:16 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I can't think of any.

Jan 12, 2019 04:22 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I think our real estate life was charmed.  We worked with consummate pet peeves.  We have learned that the more you focus on stuff you don't like, the more you attract that to justify your we simply don't.  A

Jan 12, 2019 01:15 PM
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL 305-931-6931

Great answers. Agree with most of them.

Jan 19, 2019 02:55 PM
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

I am with Nina. 

Jan 19, 2019 12:49 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Brokers who don't answer their phones.

Buyers that just plain waste our time, and will never buy.

Agree with you on the slimy lenders our buyers HAVE to use when purchasing new construction.   Usually my fav lender can match!

Jan 15, 2019 07:41 AM
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT

I think most agents I work with are good, want to make the deal work & do their job. If I had to shine a spotlight on the darkside I'd say major pet peeves would include-

Bringing me an offer on my listing from a Buyer I showed the house to. 

Asking me questions you know I can't answer. ie. "How much will they take for it?"  

Agents who want the purchase agreement back signed ASAP & as soon as they get it don't uphold the terms of the contract. 


Jan 13, 2019 09:50 PM