Buyers and sellers of Maine real estate, there is one thing agents, brokers, REALTORS do not enjoy hearing whatsoever.
When an office visitor, caller, emailer starts the conversation slamming another in the same real estate profession. There is no joy in hearing snipes, pokes, punches directed at another Maine real estate professional.
We all want the list, market, sale process of matchmaking of buyer and seller to go smoothly. To help make the transfer of property easy, fun, educational.
When another in the Maine real estate trenches is labeled a jerk, pinhead. Or something equally less than flattering in a campaign to discredit him or her, I cringe.
Pull back and listen to the accuser's list of offenses, grievances. Their version of events in the real estate exercise before I was invited into the fray, drama and bad mouthing.
But often the other office agent, broker is not a villain.
If I point out that the advice the buyer or seller of the Maine real estate was given was sound, solid, raised eyebrows can happen.
With a glimpse of betrayal glared at me from activating a hair trigger when suggesting that I am not going to join in on the maligning, reputation bashing of the last real estate agent, broker. The last of sometimes many will be marched in and out. Where each are eventually placed one by one in the attack cross hairs of the not so happy camper soliciting our real estate services.
The expectations of the Maine real estate buyer or seller needs to be realistic. Often they are angry at the situation but have to realize others are just trying to help smooth out the wrinkles. To get to the real estate closing. Salvage something good from a bad set of circumstances. We work hard to be solution oriented and not take part in personal attacks that benefit no one. And to explain from experience, this is why we guide the process this way. To explain what is going on and why. What the next step is and an overview to establish what has to happen to move forward.