Just some thoughts:
“WHY DO YOU HATE?”
My wife and I have started the process to sell our house. Yes, selling, downsizing. Not really moving from Franklin, just moving a couple miles into a cottage type community.
All this has prompted us to receive many phone calls from real estate agents inquiring about the sale, etc. Today I took a call that I am still shaking my head over. In any of the information listing the house, at this time it has been indicated the house is “For Sale by Owner.”
This morning I took a call from an agent and less than two or three minutes into the call he said to me, “Why do you hate real estate agents.” I kid you not. I paused a minute thinking did he say what I think he said. “Excuse me.” He repeated his statement.
I then ask him a question. “Why would you ask such a question” You don’t even know me yet from your question you assume I hate someone. I try not to hate anyone and because one does not do something at this time, such as putting their house up for sale with an agent, that means they hate them. I would hope this does not mean they hate.” “Well you know what I mean, what do you have against agents.”
In my opinion this party has either not been trained at all or poorly trained in the art of sales communication.
But I wonder if that isn’t too common an attitude today in too many circles ” If you “don’t” then that means you “do.”
Really? Are we at the point that because one does do something another thinks they should, or doesn’t agree with, then they must hate. Really?
With that I had to get me a second cup of coffee and go sit on the porch and think about that one for a bit.
“Why do you hate…….. real estate agents?”
May 24, 2020