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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


First, I would think about, "what about that person sets me off that mirrors and reminds me of a part of me that I don't like?"  Very often, people like that are a blessing, because you gain so much by confronting that.  

The other scenario is that this person so hates themselves that their only pleasure is to suck the air out of the room.  If that is the case, then I would consider moving offices.  

It is hard to answer this question without have specifics, and if I knew more, my answer would be better. A

Nov 06, 2015 05:24 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

No, I am only at the office in my own office so  I'd close the door and unless they have business with me at that time sent them on my way. If it go really out of hand I'd ask my broker if I can maybe open an agent office in the same building or near by, that can get complicated with local laws though.

Nov 06, 2015 11:05 AM
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 am in the office for such a short amount of time, I barely even know who anyone is. No drama for me, I create enough of my own! 

Nov 06, 2015 07:30 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I have had this very situation and if the other person hadn't been the one to leave, I would have. I tried to talk it out but to no avail.

Nov 06, 2015 05:57 AM
Richard L. McKinney P.A.
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
For Results that MOVE you on the Treasure Coast!

 We have over 70 agents and there is no drama at all. It would not be tolerated in the slightest. 

Nov 06, 2015 05:37 AM
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

Depends on how much time i have to spend in the office with them

Nov 06, 2015 05:28 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I wouldn't change companies for that, unless the person in question was the manager, and even then I might not leave if I was getting most of what I needed there.

Nov 06, 2015 05:08 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

No; work out of our home.

Nov 06, 2015 09:58 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Can't think of someone off the top of my head, but I don't walk into my office more than once or twice a month.... so it's hard to annoy me. Now in my last company, I couldn't stand the Broker In Charge and I did leave.

Nov 06, 2015 09:46 PM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

There was one Agent I got rid of due to behavior or I could say lack of behavior. 

Nov 06, 2015 06:50 PM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

No I do not go into the office but once a week or so.

Nov 06, 2015 01:52 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Fortunately I'm just in a position to say "you're fired" because I'm not going anywhere.

Nov 06, 2015 11:29 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

With out a doubt.  

Nov 06, 2015 11:13 AM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I am laughing out loud! There are only six of us and I am married to one, hired another and the other three are my agents.  

Nov 06, 2015 10:26 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

No, unless it is the Managing Broker.

Nov 06, 2015 09:36 AM
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

There was this gal once that drove me crazy. She also drove everyone else nuts too. If the broker hadn't told her she couldn't come to the office during business hours I may have left.

Nov 06, 2015 08:13 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

No, do not work out of the office, only go in once or twice a week for mail or for a class/meeting.    

Nov 06, 2015 07:52 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Actually there were three. Not only did they gossip but they were constantly trashing other agents in the office. The broker did nothing about it. Yes we did make a change because of a bad culture which extended beyond this issue.

Nov 06, 2015 05:33 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

It could be a posibility

Nov 06, 2015 05:22 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I have to really enjoy my office environment, or I won't stay there. Yes if I had that situation...I would change offices if the situation couldn't be worked out. 

Nov 06, 2015 05:12 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

If the individual is influencing the policy and direction of the brokerage I certainly would consider a change. However I must objectively consider the cause of 'can't stand' regarding whether it is something other than personal preference. If they are simply wearing too much apparel from Chico's I just might need to get over it.

Nov 06, 2015 04:56 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Possibly, but it may be better to fire them and stay around myself.


Nov 06, 2015 04:37 AM
Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

Well I used to work for a real A--h---, so I became self-employed to avoid this.  I still work for one.  Sadly he is still there at the end of the day.  :)

There will always be issues.  I doubt I would leave over one person. 

Nov 19, 2015 07:35 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Have done so in the past to my benefit!

Nov 06, 2015 09:52 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

It would take more then just that.

Nov 06, 2015 09:44 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No . I would not change companies because there is one person whom I can not stand. Luckily there is no one I can not stand.

Nov 06, 2015 08:38 PM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Sure, there are people I'm not crazy about. But spending time in the office doesn't make the phone ring, so my contact with them is minimal. 

Nov 06, 2015 08:27 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Debbie. Not the case, I truly enjoy everyone that works in my company. I wonder how each person in my office would answer the questions? Most likely the same way.

Make it a great weekend!

Nov 06, 2015 06:38 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Saturday morning Debbie. No! If I don't like them, I asked them to find their happiness elsewhere – LOL

Nov 06, 2015 05:20 PM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

It would depend on how difficult the person is.  I have been in situations like that and eventually the difficult person moved on or was fired.

Nov 06, 2015 02:32 PM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Debbie - I would probably ask for some mediation with my broker, and try to avoid that other person as much as possible. It would have to be pretty bad for me to want to switch brokers/companies.

Nov 06, 2015 01:55 PM
Sandra Graves
Keller Williams Realty - Folsom, CA

No, I do not have that at my current office. But I did at a previous job. This woman was so negative that the negative energy surrounded her. It was unbearable to even interact with her through email. She would be your best friend one minute and calling you nasty names 5 minutes later. The  things this woman did were unbelievable and everyone hated her. I had never met a person like that in my life and never want to again. She's the only person I have ever tried to block from my social media accounts. So yes, if I encountered someone similar to this woman ever again, something would have to change quickly.

Nov 06, 2015 08:57 AM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Yes, but I am happy to say I genunely enjoy the group I am with now.

Nov 06, 2015 08:19 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I'd make sure they eliminated themselves from the office....I'd drive them out....never need to dismiss.... there are always other ways....

Nov 06, 2015 07:42 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

No, but I would clear the air as no one or thing should allow you to have withhold and or not live out your life as chosen...not reacted to

Nov 06, 2015 07:38 AM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Debbie: Sounds like this person was more than one you couldn't stand which I'm sure you could have handled. But if the broker supports that person and you unfairly get the short end of the monetary stick, and if this could not be worked out in a satisfactory manner, I would consider leaving. If I were you, I would go it alone. You have so much experience and are so well known in your community, why put up with that from this or possible other future brokers?

Nov 06, 2015 07:25 AM
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

There is someone, however I don't often see that person. No, I wouldn't switch companies. This is the last stop on the RE train!

Aug 29, 2016 01:35 AM
Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

You better believe I would ....Life is to short not to be happy no matter what you are doing or where you are at ...

Great question Debbie Reynolds 

Nov 09, 2015 09:04 AM
Fred Hafdelin
Weichert Realtors - Mountain Lakes, NJ

No way  would I consider making a company change just because I did not like someone. I would do my best to get along with them and if I couldn't I would do the best I could to keep away from them.  Sometimes you just have to figure out how to deal with things as they are.

Nov 09, 2015 05:15 AM
Cathi Weuve
Real Estate America INC. - Cedar Rapids, IA
First time home buyers, to seasoned home sellers.

YES!! Of course it depends on the entire situation. If this person is somewhat new to the office and industry I may not leave. Especially if I get along with everyone else well. But if I really have no connection or relationship with others from the brokerage I am at, it would most likely just be the cherry on top of the sundae. Life is to short to be miserable by those around you. When you are stressed out and or uncomfortable being around those types frequently every day to even three times a week; it is just not worth it. It is better to withhold your energy and mental well being for other avenues in life. So I say, don't let the door hit you, on your way out.

Nov 07, 2015 11:35 PM
Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

I'm sure some people would but not me.

Nov 07, 2015 10:21 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

No. We have a very large office and one person would not usually provide enough of an incentive to change. Also, the broker would take action in situations where behavior was not acceptable.

Nov 07, 2015 10:08 AM
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

That is the advantage of working from a home office.

Nov 07, 2015 04:17 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Debbie, I had a situation where the was an agent who was just awful, and my very wise manager told me "Remember, Pat.  It's never the other person!" I'm convinced that in these situations, what makes me crazy is whatever that person reflects back to me about myself - even if it is an exaggerated version of myself.

Nov 07, 2015 01:42 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Debbie Reynolds If you like your office and leadership at the office, you should focus on your goals. achievements.

And yes, no need to change your office for one person, unless there is too much of interference in your business because of that.

Nov 07, 2015 01:39 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

It's pretty easy for me to avoid people I don't want to be in contact without changing companies.   

Nov 07, 2015 12:35 AM
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

I don't go into the office enough for it to ever be an issue for me;  in fact, one of the reasons I prefer a home office is to avoid any potential drama.  Would I leave an office that is a perfect fit for me because of one other person?  No. 

Nov 06, 2015 10:50 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

We operate from our virtual problem there...

Nov 06, 2015 10:41 PM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

As it takes al kinds to make the world go round probably not. If it was a behavioral problem and the Broker was not doing anything probably.

Nov 06, 2015 10:38 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Yes, sometimes you meet a person that, no matter how hard you try, you can relax around such. I do not like people who suck my energy, so I just try to be around such person as little time as possible.

Nov 06, 2015 04:48 PM