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Matthew Sturkie, CRS, GRI 909-969-3805
Action Realty - Apple Valley, CA
CRS, GRI 909-969-3805

Don't really have any but if I was pressed to name something, I would say it has to be agents not reading the agent remarks or showing instructions in my listings. 

Feb 13, 2024 05:04 PM
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

The seemingly lack of oversight or mentoring of new agents by Brokers.

Feb 14, 2024 05:12 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Our inability to free ourselves from the hold our national organization has upon us, as they have managed to tarnish our reputation, possibly irreparably. 

What's yours?

Feb 13, 2024 05:57 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

No peeves, I prefer to keep my focus on more positive aspects of business.

Feb 13, 2024 10:42 PM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

None, zip, nada. Not airing any dirty real estate laundry or finding fault with the industry we all love. Public has a hay day as it is and not adding gas to the fire of public opinion.


Feb 13, 2024 04:47 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker


Feb 13, 2024 04:26 PM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
NC Real Estate Transition & Relocation 919-602-848

I usually don't think about what I don't like about RE until something I don't like happens. Then I move on. 

I'd have to say agents aren't prepared once they get their license. I think agents should have to go through an apprenticeship like appraisers and home inspectors do in our area. Perhaps they'd participate in X number of transactions with another agent before they're let loose. If they have  a certain number of years in a particular background such as mortgage banking, closing atty/paralegal, etc then their apprenticeship could be slightly shorter.

Feb 14, 2024 05:57 AM
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
Home is where the hearth is.

People who only live on the negative side of the coin.

Feb 14, 2024 08:14 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Lack of inventory.

Feb 14, 2024 06:04 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services


The lack of knowledge, training, and professionalism all wrapped up in one bite-size burritto, Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets 

Feb 14, 2024 06:01 AM
Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308
Stake Your Land Realty, Inc. - Eustis, FL
Broker/Owner, SFR®, e-PRO®, GRI, AHWD, REALTOR®

Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets 

The #1 is when agents do not map properties correctly.

Feb 14, 2024 05:02 AM
Peter Mohylsky, Destin BeachPro
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

No peeves today, love the positive

Feb 14, 2024 04:45 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

No peeves today. Retired, parked and reading. When active.......

Feb 14, 2024 04:27 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Dealing with horrible people, haha.

Feb 14, 2024 03:36 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets my only Real Estate related pet peeve is I am sending off my property taxes tomorrow.

Feb 13, 2024 06:42 PM
Jason E. Gordon
CMG Mortgage, San Diego, CA - San Diego, CA

Advancement of technology replacing humans due much in part to the in-fighting, egos, and/or unwillingness to evolve between industry professionals (real estate & mortgage)

Feb 14, 2024 07:50 AM
Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

Agents not returning phone calls.

Feb 14, 2024 07:43 AM
David M. Dwares
Title Professionals Corp. - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Title guy with a broker license

Agents who do not seem to understand the importance of ALL the terms of a purchase and sale contract.

Feb 14, 2024 06:03 AM
Clay R. Seay
Florida Homes Realty & Mortgage - Saint Augustine, FL

Agents who show listings but do not provide feedback. Even with the automated Show-Time, they still do not respond. Who is teaching them ?

Feb 14, 2024 05:55 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Unprofessional, unresponsive agents who let their wacko clients control them . . .

Feb 14, 2024 03:59 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

NAR failures.

Feb 14, 2024 03:04 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Agents who don't want to do their part.  Be it answering the phone or text or not reading the MLS or sending the buyers with the inspector without being there.  Just is a thorn in my side.

Feb 14, 2024 09:15 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

When a buyer or seller reaches out to move, then they ghost you.

Feb 14, 2024 07:39 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

I don't really get hung up on pet peeves Thomas.  One thing I noticed just the other day is a certain "Active Adult' community has agents in it that are very self-centered on what's best for them and not their clients.  How do I know that?  I've written several offers and not a chance in heck would I win because they wanted to double dip.  Not my style of doing business - ever. 

Feb 14, 2024 09:51 AM
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

Don't have any.  Never had an issue, but I'm a small player in real estate for when my wife's company is busy.  I got lots of pet peeves on my day job.

Feb 14, 2024 09:19 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Lot's of paperwork gets #1 position...After that, greed and after that, navigating through all the different personalities all of which I enjoy.

Feb 14, 2024 06:45 AM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

The trial lawyers trying to break what has worked so well for clients for many, many years.

Feb 14, 2024 11:07 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 / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

I will agree with the comments of Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist and Greg Large.

Feb 14, 2024 10:36 AM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

My pet peeve is seeing the demise of our industry.  Corporate is meddling through the media to bring us down so they can eventually dominate the real estate market.

Feb 14, 2024 10:23 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

After this last week at the CAR business meetings (I'm a Director for C.A.R. this year), my pet peeves about them have gone away.  It's quite impressive what they do and the sheer amount of effort that goes into this organization.


I'll probably post something about my take-aways.

Feb 16, 2024 08:55 PM
Adam Feinberg
Elegran - Manhattan, NY
NYC Condo, Co-op, and Townhouse Advisor

The condo or co-op's managing agents. While it's their job to protect their client (the building and it's management) - I spent far too much time and energy on unresponsive or non-transparent managing agents. In the last few weeks, they have made my life difficult in various deals by:

1. Not being transparent - that a 2 1/2 year long special assessment- financing is only available for existing owners, while new buyers have to pay for the entire special asssessment at the closing table (about $26k). This wasn't disclosed until after my buyer's attorney spoke with them on the special assessment via multiple phone calls. 

2. The managing agent for another building wouldn't submit my buyers board package to the condo board because a bedbug disclosure form wasn't filled out precisely the way the managing agent wanted to see it- never mind that both buyer and seller agreed to the format that there were no bedbugs. After 3 weeks of fighting the with managing agent on this form where both buyer and seller agreed with each other- but didn't match some admin's expectation. The managing agent finally submitted the buyer application for approval to the board while I was writing this post, effectively conceding that what both buyer and seller agents had our clients fill out was correct...even though the building's managing agent didn't like that it didn't check the box the way she wanted to see it. Very petty and unnecessary process.  

3. The managing agent of the same building with the bedbug disclosure form issue won't provide us with any transparency for major construction issues within the building- delaying any potential closing indefinitely (making the bedbug form irrelevant as well) just because they want to be vague. Buyer and seller attorney's might need to be the next one's to follow up. We aren't looking to hold their feet to the fire because part of what's needed requires approval from the city buildings department which works on it's own timeline- but we do want to know where they are in the process- which is very reasonable.

4. Yet in an entirely different client/building- the managing agent is not responding to my client's request that they provide her with the latest budget and building financials. As an owner, they are required to provide this to her on request. I personally believe (having dealt with this managing agent a lot via multiple buildings and sales) that they are not answering my clients calls/emails because they know in order to sell the property we will need these documents- and they can charge $50-150 for each of these documents that they already have in pdf form to the agents. Multiple this times lots of sales- and it's a big money maker for them. 


These are just what comes to mind immediately from the last 2 weeks. 

Feb 15, 2024 11:48 AM
Gwen Fowler SC Lakes & Mountains 864-710-4518
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc - Walhalla, SC
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc.

Secrets, no transparency--being depicted as cartel, thieves and liars

Feb 15, 2024 04:31 AM