Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker

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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

No, they buy lunch so I'm fine.

Mar 03, 2017 01:52 PM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

No; they are just like us, but wearing a different hat.

Mar 03, 2017 01:57 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

      They sponsor the food breaks at the Board meetings, classes, etc. so the least I can do is listen to their elevator speech and take their business card.

Mar 03, 2017 04:30 PM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I see lenders often in the office, but they are welcome. They are providing a service and if they do their job and we can trust them, we will recommend them. I often hear stories of lenders letting their clients down - even some who have been in the business for years. There is always room to learn about someone new or someone with a new program which may help a specific client.

Mar 03, 2017 02:21 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

No, I like to hear they're approach, I'm fascinated by sales. 

Jason E. Gordon my guy though, I break a lot of cold caller hearts when I explain I'm loyal to him.

Mar 04, 2017 12:07 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

It's pretty rare around here Richard Weeks , I think most of them have all they can handle.

Mar 03, 2017 05:12 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

I don't run into too many of them but I do get constant emails from them.  And sometimes I wonder about the ones that came on strong and then fell off the face of the earth. I have no idea if they're still in the business.

Mar 03, 2017 03:18 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Not really.  It's like us phoning expireds, knocking on doors, hitting up FSBOs to list with us and even phoning our sphere to see if they know anyone thinking of selling their home.  The consumer is our source of business and Realtors® are a lender's source.

Mar 03, 2017 03:13 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Mine never asks me for business, but I do send him a lot of it.

Mar 03, 2017 02:55 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I think that Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386 makes a valid point...A

Mar 03, 2017 02:23 PM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

No. Very few lenders ask for business anymore. Sometimes they sponsor events at NVAR or various title company offices as a way to promote themselves which i don't mind.

Mar 03, 2017 02:03 PM
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I wish lenders would see it as two way street

Mar 04, 2017 05:12 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I let them know that I will send any referrals they give me back to them for loans.

Mar 04, 2017 04:46 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I don't feel overwhelmed... and as they are much in the same boat as I am, I am always polite and thank them and tell them I'll keep them in mind.

Mar 04, 2017 04:08 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

No, but the spam button gets a good workout!

Mar 04, 2017 03:34 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Richard Weeks - maybe I am lucky - I work with a few and stick to them.

Mar 03, 2017 11:41 PM
Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

No, they aren't to bad.

Mar 03, 2017 07:56 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Oh yes. I had one a few years ago that did a terrible job on a 203K loan. She was rude to my clients, and it took us over three months to close. She kept trying to make that up to me by being my best buddy when we ran into each other at various events. I couldn't stand it. She finally got the message and has left me along. 

Mar 03, 2017 07:38 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Not really. If they don't ask I am not likely to ever give them a try. I want to be asked.

Mar 03, 2017 06:21 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

No, haven't felt that way yet. It's to be expected

Mar 03, 2017 05:09 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

No because i ask when they will be referring business to me. Most dont come back, but some do with a client, and we start building a relationship

Mar 03, 2017 04:39 PM
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I dont mind. They are just working their business like we work ours. I tend to have patience with solicitors and salesman since I became a real estate agent. Everyone is just doing their jobs. Some do it better than others.-Kasey

Mar 03, 2017 04:05 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Not really.  I get worn out by SEO companies calling wanting to put me on page one of Google.  

Mar 03, 2017 03:34 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Interest rates will go up again soon they will call you more often.

Mar 03, 2017 03:29 PM
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

I'm ok with that. It's not that bad. I'm just worn out from from the 15 to 20 odd calls per day from telemarketers and commercial recordings. The 'do not call' list means absolutely nothing.

Mar 03, 2017 03:21 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I had to tell one guy enough AND I will call you if needed. He still had a

Mar 03, 2017 02:47 PM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

As long as they take care of the clients and bring food once in a while it is fine.

Mar 03, 2017 02:42 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Richard Weeks Agents are their main source for business. Comes with the territory.

Mar 03, 2017 02:38 PM
Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale

I don't mind if they are sending business to me as well.

Mar 03, 2017 02:38 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

No, you become accustomed to that and you expect it.... they're doing their job..... 

Mar 03, 2017 02:35 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Not really, I do the same to everyone around us, so why would I be annoyed? 

Mar 03, 2017 02:28 PM
Teri Pacitto
Compass - Westlake Village, CA
Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty

Yes, and one wonders where they send their referral's always a one way street or so it seems.  

Mar 03, 2017 01:39 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

It's a tough job but someone's got to do it...

Mar 04, 2017 05:34 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel


Mar 04, 2017 05:11 AM
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Aww no pic for that? LOL no I don't, I love attention

Mar 04, 2017 04:58 AM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

LOL - I wish -doesn't happen around here

Mar 04, 2017 03:33 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Yes I always turn down the free lunches

Mar 04, 2017 03:19 AM
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Nope. They are doing what they are suppost to. 

Mar 03, 2017 06:33 PM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Sometimes it can seem "bothersome" or an interruption to my daily routine (although I understand, it is their way of staying in touch) especially when there are more lenders than buyers.  I feel bad that they feel the need to keep calling me.  I always like to utilize the lenders I have worked with in the past, but times have changed and I find many buyers come to me already pre-approved and so there is no need to recommend a Lender.

Mar 03, 2017 02:46 PM
Bob Betel
Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc. - Sweetwater, TN
President, Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc

About as much as I get worn-out from realtors asking if I want to sell my house.

Mar 03, 2017 02:32 PM
J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

YES! I am tired of all the speakers at sales meetings being lenders, peddling the same products another lender was just peddling the week before. I am with Teri Pacitto, where do their referrals go, because I am not receiving calls from any of their clients.

Mar 03, 2017 01:44 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

No. That is what they need to do. However, this section is not the best place for those requests.

Mar 04, 2017 01:44 PM
David M. Dwares
Title Professionals Corp. - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Title guy with a broker license

Be happy about it.  I would start to worry if they stop asking for my business.  That may mean something about me and the way I do my job.

Mar 04, 2017 12:01 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Oh I still get calls, emails etc. but we have a lender in our office and I have a list of 5 others I'd use in a heart beat.... I always tell them nothing personal but I have my go to team in place.

Mar 04, 2017 11:44 AM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Nope. Ours are very friendly and we enjoy visiting with them. Plus they bring snacks to the office!

Mar 04, 2017 06:13 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

It is inspiring to see those who are hustling to establish a meaningful life for themselves and those important to them.

And when coupled with probing, thoughtful questions, I interpret it as exceptional 'modeling' for growing business.

Get worn out? That WOULD apply to those who express righteous indignation at the thought of answering a knock at the door. Not everyone is a curmudgeon.

Mar 04, 2017 06:07 AM
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Mar 03, 2017 10:47 PM
Jeffrey Cooper
Guaranteed Rate - NMLS ID #2611 - Lutherville Timonium, MD
VP of Mortgage Lending at Guaranteed Rate

Thank you for acknowledging that Sandy! Richard, we are sales people. We ask for the business. Any training guru will tell you if you don't ask for the sale you'll never get it.

I suppose you get and always have gotten buyers and sellers without asking for their business?

C'mon Richard, do you get worn out from lenders asking for your business is an insulting and ridiculous question.

My motive in asking my question was to see if it makes sense to pay to join activerain. Your motive for asking your question was to pounds your chest.

Mar 03, 2017 02:13 PM
Michelle Esposito
Michelle Esposito, P.A. - West Palm Beach, FL
REALTOR serving Palm Beach and Broward County

Agree with Sandy and Norm. And lenders here usually have lunch or breakfast or some type of networking/Lunch n' Learn they invite you to. Never experienced a cold call. Good relationship to have in case they have clients getting pre-approvals but don't have a realtor yet.

Mar 06, 2017 11:50 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I do receive calls each and every week, and know they are trying to gain new clients.

Mar 06, 2017 06:23 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

To ask that question; it costs them lunch and I am not a cheap date.

Mar 05, 2017 02:52 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

No,  I ask them for business also.


Mar 05, 2017 10:16 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Nope.  I enjoy a good cup of coffee.  :)

Mar 04, 2017 09:16 PM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Richard - Thank goodness I don't get those calls or emails very often. I am inundated more with people trying to provide me social media/website advice to get more business.

Mar 04, 2017 07:32 PM
Dianne Goode
Raleigh Cary Realty - Raleigh, NC

Nope.  Can't blame them for trying!  

Mar 04, 2017 06:00 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not really! Always interested if they have something I can use!

Mar 10, 2017 06:28 AM