Tony Lewis, Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo (Summit Real Estate Group)

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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Perhaps this could fill a book or a volume of books. I am a much happier person when I focus on what is good and right with people and the world.

When issues arise, they are dealt with in a professional manner.

Jul 20, 2022 11:32 AM
Shayne Stone
HomeSmart - Fulshear, TX
"Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor" RETIRED

Attempts from buyer's agent to allow their client to obtain keys and/or try to move into property before closing / funding!!!


Jul 20, 2022 11:16 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Oh my I've seen a lot of not so great things over the years!  It's a matter of education and learning the rules and regs - and that is their brokers job. Only a few times did I need to call the other broker and let them know their agent totally messed up and would take it further up the chain if not handled.  Brokers handled it and hopefully their agent learned a lesson. If not, well my guess is they won't last long in this business.

Jul 20, 2022 10:14 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Move on from those situations and continue to maintain the needed control of the transactions.

Jul 20, 2022 09:57 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Greed or dysfunction does not surprise me now a days as it makes the rounds. What is never acceptable is not responding or finishing in a timely manner what was started. This includes NO EXCUSES & being instantly available for problem and solutions until transaction closes. The clients, the collateral industry & our personal paychecks demand no less!

Jul 20, 2022 10:06 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Back in the good old recession days I had an agent write an offer for a short sale listing that I had. The offer involved straight out fraud. I wrote back to her and used the "fraud" word and that was the end of that.

Jul 20, 2022 01:13 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I have never had it happen to me Tony Lewis . I wouldn't hate it, I'd encourage the Seller to walk away from it as who knows what they will want next.

Jul 20, 2022 11:26 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Oh the stories one could tell. 

From agents who go on tirades to ones that ended up in jail. 

Oh the stories we could tell.

Jul 20, 2022 03:10 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

1,000's of things, but I'll sum up the biggest offenses:

1. Lack of Emotional Intelligence.

2. Lack of Communication

Jul 20, 2022 01:26 PM
Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

I was just blind sided by a cancelled contract.  It was well within all the time lines but I was lead to believe it was a solid buyer by the buyers agent. 

Jul 20, 2022 01:16 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I had an agent who tried to renegotiate the terms of the repair agreement less than one week before closing and three weeks after the repair agreement had been signed. She did not succeed.

Today an agent left a $10,000 check in my client's mailbox for due diligence. I had to jump in my car and retrieve the check and put it into the house.

Jul 20, 2022 01:04 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

We are only able to control our actions, not those of others, Tony. Bad or egregious behavior will eventually be rewarded!

Jul 20, 2022 10:43 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I find most agents that I've dealt with have been good to work with. When things go awry I think it's due to education, communication, or laziness.

Jul 20, 2022 03:14 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I do not have enough time to give details, but it starts with not doing their job and goes from there.

Jul 20, 2022 08:17 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

Nothing... literally. They get the contract accepted and do nothing after that, leaving all the work to me!

Jul 21, 2022 07:19 AM
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

I could write a book of the egregious, outrageous and unethical things I have seen in my career but I'm with Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist on this and furthermore I choose NOT to use this platform to air grievances. 

Jul 21, 2022 05:37 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

So I don't blow a gasket thinking about the past, I will simply agree with Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist and happily move on!

Jul 21, 2022 04:45 AM
Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

Wanting the keys before the property has been registered in the new owners name. 

Jul 20, 2022 07:06 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Agents will attempt all sorts of things, it is up to us to know what is correct and protect our clients interests.

Jul 20, 2022 08:36 PM
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

never had a bad experience in my 8 years.

Jul 20, 2022 08:25 PM
Diane Christner
Bright Realty - Sarasota, FL

Having been in the real estate profession for 24+ years, I've seen pretty much everything you can imagine and some things you had to be there to believe.


Most issues can be condensed down to a couple of items:

1) Agents who are either ignorant of the rules and regulation or indifferent to them.

2) Agents who fail to show respect to others around them.


Pretty much every transgression ends up falling under #1 or #2.


As to how to handle things when issues arise, I generally can work through them by dealing in an honest and up front manner with the other agent.  Only three times in my entire career have I had to call up the other agent's broker for a discreet chat about what was going on.  I then left it up to the broker to handle that particular agent.


Always keep it professional, no matter how badly the other agent or parties to the transaction are behaving.  In the end, it will serve you well as a real estate agent.


Jul 30, 2022 11:10 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Listing agent lowered the co-broke fee on an accepted offer from my clients when I was away for a few days. Luckily, I had a copy of the original MLS printout.

Jul 25, 2022 08:57 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
NC Real Estate Transition & Relocation 919-602-848

Not return calls or text. Ignore their client forcing them to reach out to me. Takes things personal. Not show up at closing. Hold up closing on closing day and try to get more money from the seller. 

Honestly, most agents I work with are great. There have been a few odd situations over the years. 

Jul 22, 2022 04:58 AM
Catherine Emert
Strategic Realty, LLC - Bend, OR
Residential, land, commercial, businesses

We try really hard to focus on education, even with broker who are not in our office. But I think the worst we had was an agent represented a buyer who come to find out had forged proof of funds and a check. We found out before the agent and tried to talk with them several times only to be met with anger and hostility towards us. Very unfortunate. 

Jul 21, 2022 12:39 PM