Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author  (people first...then business Ran Right Realty )

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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I carry breath mints with me. I'll take them out and take one for myself and offer it to the other person. My mother always said "never refuse a breath mint if offered" I figured other mother imparted that wisdom, too.

One time there was an agent who was "F"-bombing frequently. Every time she dropped a bomb I moved a couple of feet in a different direction. After a bit, she asked why I kept moving around to which I replied "I'm just tryin' to dodge all those F-bombs you're dropping. She apologized.

Sep 05, 2021 09:27 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Refer them out.


Sep 05, 2021 07:45 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

I have not had such an experience with a perspective client or client so I can't really say definitively what I would do.

Sep 05, 2021 07:24 AM
Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

keep my opinions to my self.  little to gain.  who cares about risk.  

Sep 05, 2021 06:12 AM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

I choose my friends and clients carefully and it's not my business to tell someone else how to live.  Having said that, I've known people with emotional and physical problems who needed help and tried to help them. One thing I no longer play around with and that is "risk".  Even in trying to help someone who doesn't think they need it, lies risk.  And that has to be seriously weighed before stepping in. 

Sep 05, 2021 09:24 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I do not understand what your intention is in the question when you state "or go on record." It could mean several different things. 

Rude, disrespectful, dishonest, abusive people I will not work with. 

I've never experienced smelly, poor hygiene people. Even prior to social distancing,  I cannot imagine being so close to someone where I might pick up on that. 


Sep 05, 2021 09:20 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

It depends on the level.

Sep 05, 2021 09:01 AM
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
An offer you can't refuse!

I'm not quite sure what you're asking.  Do I "go on record"?


A little colourful language can be easily tolerated... a little bad breath is not the end of the world (and honestly how would one know behind all today's masks)?

Sep 05, 2021 07:55 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Don't get that close to know, unless it is REALLY bad, but still wouldn't say anything.

Sep 05, 2021 06:41 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

uhhh, I never get close enough to do a breath check. I will & ask about an alcohol smell like too many beers.

I once had a clients kid tell me a joke that a 8 year old shouldn't have known about. My reaction was take me back to the office please (we were in their car). Mother made no reaction.

Sep 05, 2021 06:03 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


We have been very fortunate in not encountering any people like that, personally and professionally...  They are not attracted to us...A

Sep 05, 2021 10:40 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Those things are irrelevent, I am more concerned with how they treat their fellow humans.

Sep 05, 2021 08:44 PM
Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

If it was a friend that keeps dropping f bombs or treating someone poorly I would say something. I will not tolerate people treating others poorly personally or professionally. I don't care about the risk or loss of a friend or client that treats others poorly they are not worth having in my life.

Sep 05, 2021 06:02 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I try to keep my opinion to myself unless it threatens me. I have had people who went fron rude to threatening and then they get 1 warning. Then i can cut them lose, refer them out or try to straighten them out if i think it is salvagable. 

Sep 05, 2021 02:05 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

It depends on the person and the situation. Who is it? Why am I with them? I would be more likely to tell someone I'm involved with personally (like a child or sibling) that they could use a shower/etc but not someone I'm working with. With someone I am working with, I can deal with smelly-breath or smelly body (take your own car and I'll meet you there!) and bad manners or vile language (I've heard it all). I wouldn't stop working with someone for those reasons. 

Sep 05, 2021 12:09 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I have dropped investor clients because of their vile language in every conversation. They never knew why I did not follow up with them.

Sep 05, 2021 11:30 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I contain my responses based on my vast knowledge regarding what is within their control. Halitosis, body oder (in FLORIDA) for examle are often beyond the persons control.
However langage requires different assessment.
Vulgar language, as defined in the dictionary is the language of the common person. I would include in the vulgar category those who use dude, y'all and bro. Those who enunciate puctuation and mouth breathers. This is an education issue either no or bad education. I can work with that.
Profane language is never to be tolerated. What of abundace exists in the heart the mouth speaks.  I will not stay in attendence at the BBQ, ball game or house event that exposes me to such a caustic environment. I have not need to be arount those whose heart of so full of violence.

Sep 06, 2021 09:12 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

As a nurse, I had the Nurses Code of Ethics by which I had to practice - regardless. We treated anyone and everyone, regardless of any of the criteria you metioned above, Richie. 

As a Realtor®, we are free to fire/refer out clients whose bad manners offend us. I can count on one hand the number of clients I simply could not work with due to their manners, or lack therof. 

As far as the other descriptions go, I've never noticed that in a client but, probably would never mention anything to them about their breath or hygiene. Most people aren't aware that they have bad breath and I would certainly hate to be unaware of my own and be judged for it!

Sep 06, 2021 07:12 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Different situations could be responsible for a different response. One size does not fit all!

Sep 06, 2021 04:46 AM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

I don't turn anyone in unless it is a danger to life or property.  I will express my disdain to others if appropriate.

Sep 05, 2021 10:24 PM
Steven Nickens
Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

Can't say I have had a client like that. Maybe keep the wind at your back, if all else fails run and don't look back.

Sep 05, 2021 10:17 PM