Raj Taj, Drive By Blessings!  (RE/MAX)

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Rainmaker
4,103,654
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I try to focus on the positive aspects of real estate and life...positive coincidentally begins with p-o-s...just saying.

May 17, 2018 12:25 PM
Rainmaker
895,685
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

On whose part?
We part ways pretty quickly with clients who have creative ways of determining their square footage, acreage or amenities.

OH! Thank you Fred for reminding me of this:
2005, I was in Phoenix at a leadership conference. The then president of whatever their Association of Realtors is stood up with his arms outstretched to on high and declared, "There is no bubble!"

Everybody cheered. I laughed out loud. I told my husband this guy's on crack, of course there's a freaking bubble and we'll probably hit in the next three years. Hellooooooo!

May 17, 2018 11:45 AM
Ambassador
3,058,322
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

The Denial is a very long river of tales to be told. 

Present day ... it would have to be the NAR. 

May 17, 2018 06:39 PM
Rainmaker
1,723,705
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

When an agent couldn't figure out why he was going away for 15 years to the Federal vacation spot. 

When an older gentlemen wouldn't leave the house after the closing because he said he 'wasn't' getting a divorce. Sorry, you are & it's been done. Please get your butt out of the new owners house please.

May 17, 2018 05:48 PM
Rainmaker
911,636
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

"I have great credit" he said. "Getting a loan will be no problem".

Then "Do it!" I said,

"No problem, I will take care of that when I find the house I like" he said.

"But then it will be to late. Offers will be submitted and the house will be sold while you are still trying to get an approval." I said

"Not a problem." He said. "I am on top of it."

No...he was not!

May 17, 2018 05:24 PM
Rainmaker
527,095
Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

NAR at the beginning of the housing crash denying that there's a problem

May 17, 2018 02:57 PM
Ambassador
2,571,547
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

    During the Boom of the early 2000's.  I told friends, clients, et al that they were paying way too much, or refinancing their homes and investment property for too much money.  "But prices will keep going up!" they insisted.

   At least two close acquaintances lost their homes in the years following.  A good friend paid $250K for a condo-conversion; when the prices dropped back under $100K she did a "strategic default" and wrecked her credit.

   On the positive side of the Boom... I have other acquaintances who made a lot of money during that era!  

May 17, 2018 12:09 PM
Rainmaker
2,642,412
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Thats not my signature

May 17, 2018 05:19 PM
Rainmaker
5,571,934
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I don't remember any significant situations....I worked fast and furious.... the last 25 years of my career were dedicated to new construction.... list, sell, rinse and repeat...right Michael Jacobs ...... everything negative is removed from my mind after it happens....

May 17, 2018 04:47 PM
Rainer
318,050
Caroline Gerardo
Sun West Mortgage Corporation - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

When WAMU was Bankrupted by Chase, Feds came in and locked the doors, one employee stayed inside an office waiting overnight - 

May 17, 2018 03:04 PM
Rainmaker
5,591,926
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

John,

The guy who tried to make us believe that his buildings were not highrises, even though he referred to them as horizontal highrises!  A

May 17, 2018 02:44 PM
Rainmaker
1,154,075
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

People play games. Nobel Laurette's phd scientist use agents to be Supra doorman. Dump all go direct to listings agent to strike a deal 8X.

May 17, 2018 07:51 PM
Ambassador
4,259,392
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

If you're talking about NAR, I would have to agree, John!

May 17, 2018 07:30 PM
Rainmaker
3,469,888
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

John Bear a few competitors stole my research on real estate investment.

May 17, 2018 04:42 PM
Rainmaker
514,124
Dan Tabit
Keller Williams Bellevue - Sammamish, WA

A client who insisted on putting new expensive granite on top of old worn out cabinets.  It took several attempts before we finally talked them out of it. 

May 17, 2018 03:02 PM
Rainmaker
396,424
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

I had a really lovely lady as a client.  She lived in a very large house, but she'd collected a lot of things over the years.  She had shelves installed in a shower she didn't use so she could use it for storage.

When I listed the home, I asked her to remove the shelves from the shower stall.  She asked "Are you sure??!!" She couldn't undertand removing them because she'd found them to be so convenient.

The shelves were removed, but she thought it was so wrong.

May 17, 2018 02:19 PM
Rainer
117,085
Christine Kankowski North SD and Temecula
House Match Inc - Poway, CA
Excellent Sales and Property Management

oh, I have an example- someone wanted to sell an older, original condition home for the price of the fully rehabed, professional flip  home o the next road... Hmm, time to face reality.  

May 17, 2018 11:59 AM
Rainmaker
6,614,048
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

In real estate, you need to be able to cope with the unexpected every day.

May 17, 2018 11:53 AM
Rainmaker
1,926,309
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Parked and reading.

May 18, 2018 05:26 AM
Rainmaker
4,215,125
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I make a lot of money! Down the road all cash. No value for a mortgage. 

May 18, 2018 06:19 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,501
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I had a guy decide that he didn't like the condo he bought one day after moving in.

May 18, 2018 05:18 AM
Rainmaker
3,069,984
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Kathleen Daniels nailed this one!

May 18, 2018 04:46 AM
Rainmaker
889,337
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Denials.

Just the tip of the iceberg.

Always reminds me of that Shaggy tune  '''Wasn't me."

None of us need people like that in our lives.  EVER.

May 18, 2018 04:39 AM
Rainmaker
4,123,161
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Maybe the NAR is in denial that its members are not up in arms and that they are not useful to its membership any longer.

May 18, 2018 04:22 AM
Ambassador
5,414,363
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Denile, a river in Egypt, who would deny me?

May 17, 2018 11:53 PM
Rainer
87,820
Jeff Perlis Prime Properties
Prime Properties - Lake Arrowhead, CA
Experience Your Own Transformation!

When a seller can not move on time, or the lender can not fund by the COE, when title suddenly finds something and it is almost too late, etc.

May 17, 2018 11:05 PM
Ambassador
4,312,759
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

John Bear - I love the home but the school system is not so good!

May 17, 2018 10:23 PM
Rainmaker
3,985,875
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Ther is a several volume book

May 17, 2018 09:02 PM
Rainmaker
1,232,877
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Sellers, right before a price reduction. 😲

May 17, 2018 08:10 PM
Rainmaker
1,387,828
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I can't think of any.

May 20, 2018 09:23 AM
Rainmaker
4,433,703
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Can’t think of any 

May 19, 2018 05:42 AM
Rainmaker
4,944,871
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sellers believing their home is worth so much more than the comps show.

May 21, 2018 06:01 AM