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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

I don't.  My job is to represent my client and that means I do whatever is necessary to get the transaction to the finish line.  

Apr 02, 2016 05:08 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

To be perefectly honest, I've almost never come across this issue in 24 years. Every so often I get someone who isn't totally on top of dates in a contract and I need to nudge them a bit. But I've never really felt that the cooperating broker wasn't pulling at least 40% of their weight.

Apr 02, 2016 08:35 PM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I don't do their work, I do mine. If my client's interest are at risk I handle everything within my power. And like Inna Ivchenko when necessary I send reminders until they come through with what's needed.

Apr 02, 2016 06:05 PM
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

I do not even worry about the other agent doing half the work;  most of the time, they are professional and competent, so there are no issues. When I run up against an agent who is clueless or lazy, I PREFER to do most of the work so I know it gets done right.  

Apr 03, 2016 12:33 AM
Toronto, ON

There is no requirement that the other agent do at least 50% of the work.  Their agreement with their customer or client may only require a limited amount of work. 

Apr 02, 2016 05:18 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington - no matter what some agents remain like that!

For me, it's my client's interest is at my heart - so do the best and hope for the best.

Apr 02, 2016 04:28 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

When all else fails, I call the broker of record. But on occasion, "he or she" is the broker of record  and then I just give my TC a bonus to babysit and I suck it up and keep my eye on the prize: COE. You can't push cooked spaghetti up a rope. 

Apr 02, 2016 02:56 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I dont know but I hear my agent complain about this often regarding other agents.

May 10, 2017 11:44 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Good luck Paul, some are not capable.

Apr 04, 2016 02:13 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


There were times when we did all the work.  We did not worry about it, just did it.  A

Apr 03, 2016 02:25 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

by refusing to do it for them

Apr 03, 2016 01:42 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I don't try. Usually it's not a problem. I do what I need to do to represent my client and get to closing

Apr 03, 2016 01:30 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

To motivate another person you must understand their value system.  That rarely aligns with your world.  Do what you need to do to protect your clients interests.  That's all you can do.  

Apr 03, 2016 01:14 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

    Fortunately, this has been a rare problem for me.  Everyone involved wants to get paid (the agents, the lender, the title company); they hustle to get everything accomplished.

Apr 03, 2016 12:44 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I have conversations about the tasks and say, Are you going to do this and that?

Apr 03, 2016 12:27 PM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

It is not easy and sometimes not even possible.

Apr 03, 2016 11:46 AM
Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Only one issue this year.  I keep up with my client and our duties. Call / text / email the other agent as needed.  

Apr 03, 2016 11:34 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

I wouldn't as it's not your job. I would 'go around them' as it would be easier.

Apr 03, 2016 05:23 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

By dangling the carrot on a very big stick.

Apr 03, 2016 04:48 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

You don't.  My first broker told me to assume no one would do their job except me.

Apr 03, 2016 03:50 AM
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

By sending 'reminder' e-mails (always in writing, never just 'over the phone').  For some agents it's just a comment or two, for other it can be 'hand-holding', and that is difficult, when you realize after a transaction or two together, that they are not very competent, and tough when I see it, as a newbie Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington

Apr 03, 2016 03:43 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

when I was actively working, and always as the listing agent, I would always offer to do all of the work....I insisted on having the buyer's contact information.....and I did most of the deals myself....paid the cobroke his/her full commission and never lost a deal....

Apr 03, 2016 03:16 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Often dificult, but we do draw the line on  each agent's responsibilities and at times step back to see how long before they wake up and get motivated or lose the sale.

Apr 03, 2016 02:10 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Sometimes they do not have the experience or the ability. Some will count on you to do the heavy lifting.

Apr 03, 2016 01:57 AM
Sandra Steele
Wise Choice Properties, Sedona/Verde Valley Branch - Cottonwood, AZ
Integrity, Knowledge - 37 Years of Experience!!!

Too many agents let you do 99% of the work and it is hard to get them motivated.  Possibly they take on more than they can handle plus they are NOT organized.

Apr 03, 2016 01:45 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I've given up trying.  I spend more energy attempting to motivate another agent than I do if I just do their job for them.

I did ask an agent once how much I would be paid for doing their job. 

Apr 03, 2016 01:24 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I am doing that now by sending out emails that broadcast my expectations

Apr 03, 2016 12:57 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

My buyer who represent herself works for CB.  She got into the house by prying the back door. She claimed she know the property before me. I replied I was inside as early as 1980s.... Make long story short she still has not signed the AVID and other paperwork back...... I told my escrow coordinator she got paid but did not pay her due.... Not all name brokerage have well compliance program.

Apr 03, 2016 12:30 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington I don't think you can motivate them. You just have to sit on top of them to get the job done.

Apr 03, 2016 12:15 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

What Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor said!

Apr 02, 2016 11:44 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I do not. You do what you have to do and keep mental notes on the other agent!

Apr 02, 2016 10:39 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

That is the least of my concerns.

Just Saturday.....yesterday...talked with an agent three times stating the furniture can be included but must be a separate deal, a side deal between the seller and buyer and not part of the real estate contract. THREE TIMES.

So 10:30 PM, the contract arrives seeking closing costs and of course financing and what to you think is itemized in the contract? 

In your situation I find actually sequencing the stuff is important.

Always repeat and include two lists:

List 1. I need from you.

List 2. I am preparing for you.

Apr 02, 2016 10:20 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do the same as Kathleen.

Apr 02, 2016 09:15 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good morning Paul. Some folks are just so damn lazy they won't get out of their own way. So the answer to your question is, you can make any body do anything that they don't want to do.

Apr 02, 2016 06:56 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Paul. Impossible to understand someone not doing their job and risk a transaction falling apart.

Apr 02, 2016 06:21 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

There is no other way, but send reminding to him/her to stay on track and do things on time. If you have a TC, they should do the same, also my escrow girls help me to get some staff faster.

Apr 02, 2016 05:06 PM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Sometimes it is impossible and I just suck it up and get the job done.

Apr 02, 2016 04:09 PM