James Frangella, Monterey, Carmel, Pacific Grove real estate specialist
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"Do to others as you would like them to do to you" - Luke 6.31

Don’t bother calling this agent.  She won’t accept calls.  She even stated so in her MLS remarks.  You might be lucky and she could reply to an email inquiry.  Maybe if you’re lucky.

I actually wrote an offer on this agent’s listing and of course, absolutely no response from the listing agent.  No acknowledgement of receipt.  No formal rejection by the seller as per our contract.  Nada.   Zipola.  Not even a peep.

This agent’s level of professionalism seems to work though.  The listing was reported pending 7 days later.

There’s another agent I happen to know that practices in the same manner.  I called to speak with her personally about her new listing.  My call rolls over to her voice mail message, “Leave me your name and number and I’ll call you right back.”  I better wait patiently since I don’t want to miss her call.  I’m still waiting after two weeks. 

Her business card states “Realtors’ Choice”.  She is certainly not my choice.

I’ll give her the benefit of doubt.  She must have received multiple offers.  The listing is now reported pending.  So why bother calling me back?

I know it’s not about me!  I’m friendly, courteous and out right respectful!  I definitely don’t cop an attitude with my fellow REALTORS.  Especially listing agents with properties that my buyers have an interest in.  Generally, I pucker up, bend over and make kissing sounds.  This is my KB negotiating technique.

But if it works for them – then it’s gotta work for me!  Thus, I’m changing my business policy.

I have two new listings coming on the market soon.  Don’t call me.  As a matter of fact, don’t text me and especially don’t email me.  I won’t return your inquiries.  I’m blowing off all of my fellow agents and buyers, except for those buyers that will buy my listings directly from me.

If it works for the two agents I mentioned above (and others I might add) then it’s surely going to work for me.  I’m going to the beach and wait for the money to start rolling in.