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Rainer
59,971
Coal Infantino
Coldwell Banker - York, PA
Realtor specializing in south central PA

I have had difficult customers that make want to buy a shovel and Lyme!  

But the most challenging transactions are the ones that make you an all star and these tough situations serve as your trophy's! 

May 11, 2016 01:11 PM
Rainer
36,630
Cynthia Biechler
Biechler Grp Real Estate w/HOMESMART Connect - Chicago - Chicago, IL

Yes, but then something really good happens with the next one & assures me that I am doing what I am meant to do!

May 11, 2016 12:58 PM
Rainmaker
1,237,945
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

no kidding. If RE is easy why there are 90% drops outs.  We are surviors and we have a can do it attitude.

May 11, 2016 02:52 PM
Rainmaker
1,525,616
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

No I've had some tough ones but never one that made me consider getting out of the business.

May 11, 2016 01:03 PM
Rainmaker
1,771,867
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Often but then a great deal happens that makes me want to be a Realtor forever.

May 11, 2016 12:45 PM
Rainmaker
536,943
Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

Definitely.  Been Discouraged to that point. but then there are the good ones you love working with and they outweigh the bad.

May 11, 2016 12:30 PM
Rainmaker
2,219,617
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Not at all.  Before I got into real estate, I worked for a health care company that got me to change careers.  

May 11, 2016 10:00 PM
Rainmaker
987,752
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Oh yes, but I trudged through it and I'm still going - my husband - not so much. 

He had a transaction in the beginning of his career that sent him running and never looked back.  He still maintains his license and works with me but doesn't actually sell anything.

May 11, 2016 09:50 PM
Rainmaker
823,379
Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL

No, difficult challenges I enjoy solving.

I have thought about leaving the business when I have been disappointed by friends & even family who have used my expertise, time and experience and then purchased homes with others with a rationale like "the open house agent said we could get a better deal if we used him".  Thankfully in 30 years, there have only been a few, but unfortunate instances like these.

May 11, 2016 09:31 PM
Rainmaker
3,340,393
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Not quite...wishing the people involved woud not be in the profession...not that we were not...

May 11, 2016 09:31 PM
Rainmaker
850,111
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Yup!  And then a past client rolls up next to me at a red light and enthusiastically waves and then I remember I'm right where I should be.

May 11, 2016 09:22 PM
Rainmaker
1,153,744
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

The thought hasn't crossed my mind yet Debbie. Calm seas do not make skilled sailors.

May 11, 2016 07:50 PM
Ambassador
3,727,581
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Only one.  It was a listing that didn't sell.  Went into a funk!  

Not the best way to handle it.

May 11, 2016 04:16 PM
Rainmaker
2,707,721
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Not yet Debbie Reynolds ...not yet

May 11, 2016 01:33 PM
Rainmaker
533,500
Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
Real estate consulting

Oh yes.  I had a 6 month stretch a few years back that was all the worst clients in my life.

May 11, 2016 01:11 PM
Rainmaker
4,981,145
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Not yet!

May 11, 2016 12:43 PM
Rainmaker
613,494
Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Tampa, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Tampa Home Buyers

The worst transaction I ever had was a broker from hell....a blond bimbo with fake boobs that married into tons of money.

She was so outrageous that not only will I never show her listings, I even avoid all her company listings because I fear the agents may be a chip off the ol block. 

I did not think about getting out of the business, but when I do, I will let her know how unprofessional, dumb, and plain evil  she was...

Eve

May 12, 2016 02:35 AM
Rainmaker
5,096,966
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I've never had a specific transaction, Debbie, that made me think about leaving the business. But there's hardly a day that goes by when I'm not thinking to myself that I must be nuts to stay in it! 

May 11, 2016 10:28 PM
Rainmaker
2,352,880
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

not seriously but yes - this week has been worse than horrible - three transactions or four that were/are nightmares!

May 11, 2016 09:54 PM
Rainmaker
514,437
Brenda J. Andrew
ULTIMA REAL ESTATE - Willis, TX
Professional Realtor in Conroe/Willis, TX

Yes definitely, but then someone comes along and reminds me why I enjoy this business so much.  I have had at least 2-3 but have continued to bounce back and just keep moving forward!

May 11, 2016 09:52 PM
Rainmaker
1,712,551
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

No, I never have sunk that low. 

May 11, 2016 08:48 PM
Ambassador
6,364,089
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Yes, Many.

May 11, 2016 06:02 PM
Rainmaker
4,319,419
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Debbie Reynolds I do not think that way, ever!

May 11, 2016 04:51 PM
Rainmaker
582,106
Eric Kodner
Madeline Island Realty - La Pointe, WI
CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -

I guess I'm too stubborn and persistent to let a tough transaction or two knock me down. At least it hasn't happened yet.

May 11, 2016 01:58 PM
Rainmaker
1,683,862
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

No,  just wishing it was over.

May 11, 2016 01:45 PM
Ambassador
3,383,084
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I've had a transaction that caused me such stress I developed a digestive disorder.  Thank God it was temporary.  The day the deal closed, my gut unclenched and I was normal again.  Had another that ended up in an ugly EMD dispute that kept trying to go to court, but never did.  And yet another that yielded a Federal indictment.  Not one of them made me want to leave this industry.

May 28, 2016 11:31 AM
Rainer
7,446
Camilla Granasen
Deasy/Penner - Culver City, CA
Residential

Probably in every single transaction I have a moment of, "uh-oh". But for me, Real Estate is like life, one day you are on top of the world and the next, challenges arise. I chose to look at it something I need to learn from and move on. 

May 18, 2016 04:18 AM
Rainmaker
5,852,593
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

We have transactions that test our patience and wonder why we stay in this crazy business!  

May 14, 2016 12:34 AM
Rainmaker
2,172,713
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

About one per year shakes the rafters !

May 13, 2016 12:12 AM
Rainmaker
461,947
Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308
Stake Your Land Realty, Inc. - Eustis, FL
Broker/Owner, SFR®, e-PRO®, GRI, AHWD, REALTOR®

Nope, when the tough gets going the tough gets stronger

May 12, 2016 10:53 PM
Rainmaker
2,538,633
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Debbie. We are human, which means that it can often be pretty emotional, but I don't hold onto this thought process very long.

May 12, 2016 07:06 PM
Rainmaker
864,658
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

I am sad to say...but YES. I usually take a prolonged vacation to decompress and come back refreshed to pay for the trip. 

May 12, 2016 01:18 PM
Rainmaker
3,986,196
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Anyone in this profession a few years most likely have.

May 12, 2016 01:01 PM
Rainmaker
4,800,082
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Some of the people I've dealt with recently make me want to leave this profession.

May 12, 2016 04:28 AM
Rainmaker
5,772,353
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Debbie,

Not really, it just was part of the job.  It was not an everyday thing.  A

May 12, 2016 04:23 AM
Rainmaker
1,499,508
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I've had ones that made me question WHY I got in, but not that ever made me want to leave.

May 12, 2016 04:23 AM
Ambassador
3,340,755
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Yes, with a slime ball agent that is now facing criminal charges.  That transaction made me want to jump off the golden gate bridge! 

May 12, 2016 04:05 AM
Rainmaker
3,626,524
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

No ma'am not yet

May 12, 2016 02:59 AM
Rainmaker
617,935
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Debbie,

 

No one transaction. The cumulative grind of having people need, need, need, help all the time tempts me to look over the fence at other options.

May 12, 2016 02:33 AM
Rainmaker
4,316,509
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

We've had some very challenging deals Debbie, but we are too passionate about Real Estate to have ever thought about getting out of the biz...

May 12, 2016 12:56 AM
Rainmaker
623,647
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

I just ride the roller coaster through the good the bad & the ugly and yes the sun will come back out soon ....

May 12, 2016 12:13 AM
Rainmaker
5,583,178
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

NEVER.... and no matter how difficult the transaction might have been, it would not drive me out of the business....

May 12, 2016 12:01 AM
Rainmaker
3,071,489
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

difficult transactions - yes

made me think about getting out of the business? no

May 11, 2016 11:49 PM
Rainmaker
1,047,795
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Ha! A few transactions, some people are lucky they're still breathing. But enough to throw up my hands for real? Nah.

May 11, 2016 11:31 PM
Rainmaker
7,802,394
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

No. However, years of those transactions lead to my retirement.

May 11, 2016 11:19 PM
Rainmaker
2,776,891
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

No such transaction like that could exist for me...

May 11, 2016 11:16 PM
Rainmaker
5,197,759
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

No, never! But will admit to using a few choice words in frustration!

May 11, 2016 10:59 PM
Rainmaker
1,723,526
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Got one right now. A seller that is acting contrary to contract terms. Ready to give him the listing back regardless of which way this goes.

May 11, 2016 10:55 PM
Rainmaker
1,841,056
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Why yes ..... how about a short sale that was 400+ days on the market?

Honestly, I am going thru it right now.

May 11, 2016 10:33 PM
Rainmaker
921,504
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Yes.

The good news is, when in the Brookstone Store of Frivolous Gadgets, I found one of the Men In Black memory erasers.

I use it frequently and remain in the business of helping people buy and sell real estate.

May 11, 2016 10:29 PM
Rainmaker
3,415,644
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Almost but it made me stronger. A divorce sale where the wife went to war. A sale where the seller passed away and condo sale where the buyer agent used anything and everything to get the price reduced or a credit, so much that the buyer exploded at closing to get one more discount, it didnt close

May 11, 2016 10:24 PM
Rainmaker
4,558,684
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Just one -- you can add your own punctuation or emoji.  

May 11, 2016 10:22 PM
Rainmaker
4,434,127
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Yes.

May 11, 2016 10:02 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,785
FN LN
Toronto, ON

No.

May 11, 2016 05:28 PM
Ambassador
5,036,429
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

No haven't had any transaction that frustrating, just vowing to do a better job on picking which clients to work with

May 11, 2016 02:31 PM
Rainmaker
1,088,937
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Not yet...hope I didn't jinx myself now...

 

May 11, 2016 01:59 PM