Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate  (KD Realty - 408.972.1822)

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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I am indebted to many of my competitors, we support each other often, what is good for one of us is good for the entire profession.

May 31, 2017 03:01 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Yes, I have had it happen many times and that is why it is so important to have good working relationships with other agents in your area. It gives you a leg up.

May 31, 2017 02:15 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Kathleen Daniels I agree, there is nothing better than working with an agent who you can trust will do a good job.

May 31, 2017 03:09 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Yes.  Even though we are legal adversaries, with fiduciaries to opposing parties, the "agent relationships" you describe can certainly make the difference.

May 31, 2017 02:36 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I definitely am indebted to many of my competitors! We work together and support each other often..it pays to be honest, ethical and caring..it goes a long way!

May 31, 2017 05:24 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I am always grateful to someone like that.

May 31, 2017 03:02 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Oops I misunderstood your question, at first.  Yes, there have been many agents in our experience that went to bat for us, and we happily returned the favor.  It boosts the reputation of the real estate community when it happens.  A

May 31, 2017 04:00 PM
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Absolutely yes-my first single family home sale. She held a sit down with me and the buyers and sellers. Never have done that again but we got the deal done. I was impressed!

May 31, 2017 03:25 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

As a listing agent, I do what is right & profitable and that includes everyone involved in the deal whether they know it or not...

May 31, 2017 03:09 PM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Not really.

May 31, 2017 02:19 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I have won my share of bidding wars because the listing agent told his/her clients that their past experiences with me were good and that I always got my clients to the closing table with no muss or fuss and on time. But I don't feel indebted, as I believe I earned my reputation. I do the same when the situation is reversed.

Jun 01, 2017 03:40 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Working as a buyer agent.. it makes sense to know that listing agent and how they work. Mutual respect and follow through goes a long way to getting a transaction accepted and closed.

May 31, 2017 07:44 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Absolutely over the years.  There have been times when the LA has been amazingly helpful.....and you know I return the favor whenever I get a chance to work with them again.

May 31, 2017 04:47 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Michael Setunsky nailed this one!

Jun 01, 2017 06:08 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

I have stuck up for buyers if I think they are doing a good job & the seller disagrees. I have also given the sellers advice on who is easier to work with or who I have worked with. Just don't know those 'John Doe's'.

Jun 01, 2017 04:52 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

you are absolutely right

Jun 01, 2017 03:36 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Kathleen Daniels - it is a WIN-WIN or NO DEAL! The listing agent is not 'against' us - we have to work together on a common goal - the seller wants to sell and buyers want to buy. Our job is to make that happen. Period.

And knowing you, you'd always do the right thing.

May 31, 2017 11:11 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I am also indebted to some agents as they are to me in many situations.

May 31, 2017 07:31 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

ABSOLUTELY!!  It recently happened to me and the agent actually told my clients that!  He also told two people in my office that!  I totally feel indebted to him and for the record, it was a seamless transaction - one of the best I've had in years!  

It totally makes a difference when there is mutual respect between peers.

May 31, 2017 06:33 PM
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Sure our lives are all about our relationships with others and the law of reciprocity is human nature Kathleen Daniels 

Jun 05, 2018 12:38 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

agent relationships are very important.... and I can remember going to bat for new agents who were outwardly abused by their client... I told one client off and relayed that he was not buying any listing that I have in my inventory if I witness or hear of mistreatment of his agent... and I said it in front of the agent... he bought the house and it all went well...

Jun 01, 2017 07:33 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

As a listing agent, they sure do. Part of the offer, is the agent behind it who will do their fair share of the work. Get you signed docs, update you on inspection, buyers mortgage and appraisal. AND i dont have to turn over rocks to find them.On the flip side many buyer agents bring buyers to my listings, as they know i will be available to assist and getting the sale closed, i answer my phone, update them and get things done

Jun 01, 2017 06:48 AM
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

Real estate is a team sport

Jun 01, 2017 06:28 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Yes, quite often.

Jun 01, 2017 05:48 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Relationships are important.  In life.  And in real estate.  Sometimes there is an overlap.  

Jun 01, 2017 05:44 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Well I would have to say yes on a close agent I know.


Jun 01, 2017 06:30 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yes.  Those personal relationships work wonders.

Jun 01, 2017 11:13 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Yes, unfortunately maybe 9 times in 18 years, but they do stand out!

Jun 01, 2017 09:46 AM
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I'm not sure that indebted is exactly how I feel but definitely having mutual respect for one another is important and my clients have won bid wars because the agent on the other side knew me and knew we'd get the job done.  Even agents in my company have won in multiple offer situations because the agent new me and that I was the broker of the agent even though they didn't know him.  Not that a seller should choose an offer because of the agent necessarily, but if almost all things are equal the minor details make a major difference, and the reputation of the agent bringing the offer is one of those differences.  -Kasey

Jun 01, 2017 09:31 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

These relationships do make a big difference.

Jun 01, 2017 08:18 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Yes, and I let them know of my appreciation.

Jun 01, 2017 07:40 AM