: Will Your Agent Play Well With Others?

Will Your Agent Play Well With Others?


Some Additions to the Standard Questions

When planning to sell or rent a property, landlords or sellers should always have a list of questions to ask each REALTOR® when interviewing their prospective agent.

It’s important to know your agent is full time, has experience or works with experienced REALTORS®, and can implement a successful marketing plan. There are other core questions, but there are also some that don’t receive the attention they deserve.

Does This Agent Play Well With Others?

As important as market questions and overall strategy, what are your REALTOR’s® view on working with other agents?

How will your REALTOR® handle

  • The Phone…is it answered or is the call returned immediately?
  • Marketing…will your listing be updated promptly so agents aren’t showing my home that’s already under contract or rented?
  • Pictures…will there be pictures, high quality pictures, and lots of them?
  • Showings…will your REALTOR®or his/her office schedule the showings or will a buyer’s REALTOR® be turned over to a call center company that has no knowledge of the area, real estate or what you wrote in the Multiple Listing Service?
  • Outside websites…will your selected agent give all info available, including the address?

So when selecting a REALTOR® add this question to your list,

“Do you play well with others?”

If you’re planning to sell or looking if you’re for homes in Manahawkin, Barnegat, Little Egg Harbor, Tuckerton, Waretown or homes anywhere on Long Beach Island call me. I’ll answer your questions!

Keller Williams

Atlantic Shore

Laura Giannotta




Comment balloon 4 commentsLaura Giannotta • December 28 2008 09:49AM


I play well with others...I understand the importance of getting along with the agent on the other end of the transaction. I agree...and I've tried to explain that fact to other agents....this is not a battle. We're both on the same side with the same goal-close the deal.

Posted by Cecily Parks (iMove Group, Knipe Realty NW, Inc.) over 10 years ago

I think the 80/10/10 rule (a subset of the 80/20 rule) works well here:

  • 80% of Realtors do a pretty good job of playing well with others depending on what else is going on in their lives -- family birthdays, celebrations, graduations, etc.
  • 10% of Realtors always play well with others, no exceptions
  • 10% of Realtors should be kicked out of the playground by the other 90% for not playing well with others, no exceptions.

Best wishes for health, happiness, peace, and prosperity in 2009.

Posted by Russel Ray, San Diego Business & Marketing Consultant & Photographer (Russel Ray) over 10 years ago

The old saying always rings true, you catch more flies with honey than you do with vinegar.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) over 10 years ago
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