Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA (Winston Realty, Inc.)

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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

I would let it go and move on feeling flattered that my site worked better for them than the other agents, but I wouldn't let it get to me otherwise. 

Now, there was a time that I would stew and kick about it, but I am letting those stresses go away, because I am realizing that I can't change people. 

If someone doesn't want to work with me, then so be it. I only want people in my life that want to work with me, and vice-versa. Life is too short for me to accept anything less!

Oct 20, 2015 11:28 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Hasn't happened - but - given they would be under a Buyer Broker Agreement, would remind them that they may face paying us a commission!

Oct 20, 2015 11:04 PM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Honored that part of my business is working well.

Would want to find out why they did not contact me though.

Oct 20, 2015 10:17 PM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Our company, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, considers it a compliment.  Law of Attraction works. Give them what they want . . .   need . . .

Oct 20, 2015 11:07 PM
Winston Heverly
Winston Realty, Inc. - Atlantis, FL

A lot of good responses, but its hard to explain what occured in two sentences. Bottom line is this.  This happens more than you think, in that people go outside and generally are not committed to you. In this case I had an offer in play, while getting a reply from this buyer with a note to another agent fom my automatic drip. You may think you are great in your eyes, they (some) on the other hand, just think of you as another obstacle toward a purchase. Sorry to say.  

Oct 21, 2015 12:41 PM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

Expected.  I've been doing this for nearly 20 years.  Our job is giving out information for free.  The best that could happen is that we never find out.  Knowing that we've been taken advantage of hurts but it's a fact of life.

Oct 21, 2015 08:22 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

This depends on the attitude of that 'user'. We have blocked them from further use, other we have not; it just depends

Oct 21, 2015 07:36 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Perfection is not an option, so glad to be of service.

Oct 21, 2015 06:43 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I wouldn't worry about it, didn't cost you a dime extra to have another person look at your site and to fight is just going to create bad will.

Oct 21, 2015 06:34 AM
Jack Lewitz
Exit Strategy Realty - Evanston, IL

It happens all the time and there is really no way to stop it. I think real estate is a numbers game and and if you get enough people to contact you then it is up to you to develop a relationship with them and show them you have the skills to get things done for them. I would not waste alot of time on worrying about not working with people who have chosen someone else.

Oct 21, 2015 02:41 AM
Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

Has not happened to my knowlege, but if it did I'd just move on. 

Oct 21, 2015 02:02 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

As long as they are not using my time to show them property, why should it matter?  If something happens with the first agent (which it often does) I could wind up with another buyer.

Oct 21, 2015 01:31 AM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Did they have to sign in to get access to your MLS search function? Can you restrict their access? If not, you win some and you lose some unless you put restrictions on the search. 

Oct 21, 2015 01:12 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

that's life!!!!

Oct 21, 2015 12:59 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

It has happen once (that I know of) and it stung but my site is there to be searched.  It is what it is.

Oct 21, 2015 12:53 AM
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

i clearly didnt do something correct, or it could just be my aftershave, if we met, possibly ask why, or maybe you know. and wonder why that agent didnt do his own or doesnt know. either way you may gain info. and info is knowledge=power

Oct 21, 2015 12:33 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Present my value proposition, and if they do not accept, alter their access level. 

Oct 20, 2015 10:17 PM