Erin Newman, Highest Level of Real Estate Service in the Valley (My Home Group)

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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

I had a client who was not particularly delightful.  I thought it was because he was going through a difficult personal situation.

At the end of the transaction, he hugged me, had tears in his eyes and told me how grateful he was to me.  He even bought me a gift and apologized for his behavior.

When he was ready to sell, he listed the property with me and I did nothing less than an outstanding job.  Gone was the grateful guy.  The awful one was back.  He was nasty and condescending and picked at me every step of the way.

I got him a neighborhood record breaking cash offer.  He wanted a commission reduction.  No. 

Nov 14, 2015 05:05 AM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Yes and I have had the opposite thing happen too. Money can bring out a bad side of people sometimes.

Nov 14, 2015 04:27 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

No.  What Nina Hollander said. 

Nov 15, 2015 12:10 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

I've had it happen both ways.  

Nov 14, 2015 10:15 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Can't say that I have. If it's someone who has shown their "stripes" at the start, typically those "stripes" are the same at the end.

Nov 14, 2015 09:53 PM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Erin - I am usually a pretty good judge of character, and if there is some reason I can't stand someone at first, I am usually spot on.

However, I have had a couple of instances of where I thought I had a good working relationship with someone, and that they were reasonable to work with, only to turn out that they were very difficult people I wish I had never started working with. This usually happens when they change their thoughts and ask for me to perform things that are unethical, or could cost me my job. I certainly draw the line there.

Nov 14, 2015 02:11 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

nope, can't think of a single time that happened.

Nov 14, 2015 02:07 PM
Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

Yes and the opposite also.

Nov 14, 2015 01:52 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I try to remain the messenger in the transaction and not in a principal position ---- I see my job as working for my client to the achieve the results that have been agreed to.  

Nov 14, 2015 09:09 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Yes, and it can work in reverse too.  Had an agent that I had known for years, thought it would be GREAT to do a transaction with, and found he was lacking in communication and follow through.

Nov 14, 2015 07:35 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

No, but I've had people I thought I liked reveal their true nature.  LOL

Nov 14, 2015 05:52 AM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Sounds like there's a story here!  LOL

Nov 14, 2015 03:59 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I have seen it happen on occasion, and also seen it where you disliked them even more than before.  LOL A

Nov 14, 2015 03:47 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC


Nov 17, 2015 08:40 PM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

No; there was only one that was a pain throuhout and when it came time the second time I refused to work with them.

Nov 14, 2015 10:53 PM
Toronto, ON


Nov 14, 2015 10:28 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

It has not happened to me.

Nov 14, 2015 08:44 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

It has happened. Not often but it has happened!

Nov 14, 2015 08:27 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Sunday morning Erin. It's funny how things work out that way

Nov 14, 2015 06:41 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Erin. That would be pretty rare, but yes it has happened. In the majority of situations, I have very few clients that I don't like.

Nov 14, 2015 05:54 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I'm not judgmental and I do not take things close to the heart. But usually, people do not change, they just show different sides of them. 

Nov 14, 2015 04:54 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I try to find common ground with every client Erin Newman 

Nov 14, 2015 02:34 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Erin, usually if I can't stand another agent or a client, I figure out how whatever they are reflecting back about myself. 

Nov 14, 2015 01:07 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Yes that has happened any times, and the opposite as well.

Nov 14, 2015 12:04 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

There is one agent I worked with that stomped all over the transaction from beginning to end. It's a wonder we closed that one. Outside of business, I don't mind spending time with this agent. 

Nov 14, 2015 11:27 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I have had misconceptions along the way and have developed good working relationships at the end. This is always a pleasant surprise.

Nov 14, 2015 10:50 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Yes,  that happens in real life too.

Nov 14, 2015 10:00 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Erin Newman This is very good question.

Nov 14, 2015 07:41 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

As a realtor you get squeezed in between.  As long as there is some take and give I can deal with him. 

A stalker walked in in my OH he stated 99% realtors are stupid and incompetent. I am looking for a Supra door opener and I will negotiate the deal with seller directly.  After a few minutes he realized he is barking up the wrong tree. Would you want to meet my broker-esq?  He apoligized and walk away.  He can be my favorite person in a negative way. 

Nov 14, 2015 07:23 AM
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

yes. many times. i think it is that we have to try harder to break thru, and as a result we win them over. good question

Nov 14, 2015 06:30 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

yes, there are times when a person within a transaction actually becomes a good friend....and was a pain in the beginning....

Nov 14, 2015 06:24 AM
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

I’ve never had that drastic a shift but I have grown fonder of clients or the other agent as we went along.

Nov 14, 2015 05:56 AM
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Not that I can think of Erin but usually if you push the wrong buttons from the start I will not come around.

Nov 14, 2015 04:37 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

YES, in fact some of my favorite people in this world started out with some kind of issue. And I grant that I am no creampuff. ;)

Nov 14, 2015 04:16 AM
Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Tampa, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Tampa Home Buyers

Oh hell no...


Nov 14, 2015 03:51 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Well maybe not my favorite, but I have had some that turned out to be much nicer folks than my original impression.

Nov 14, 2015 03:48 AM