29 rules of etiquette for agents

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  • Being courteous isn't just polite; it's good for business too.
  • Failing to promptly update listings, pre-judging colleagues, skimping on showing feedback, not locking doors, parking in driveways are a few among many no-nos cited by agents.

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Leaving feedback on listings can seem like a chore. But Sidney-Nebraska-based agent Kathy King thinks agents owe it to colleagues to take the time to explain what they and their clients think are the strengths and shortcomings of a home. Her habit of providing this input hasn't only pleased other agents; it actually has resulted in a transaction. "True story: We left feedback. Seller said, 'What would you offer if we took care of that?' Ka-ching!!!" she said in a recent discussion on agent etiquette in the Facebook group Lab Coat Agents. King's experience shows that behaving thoughtfully toward agents and consumers isn't only courteous; it can also be good for business. Working off the Lab Coat Agents Facebook thread, Inman has rounded up some rules of etiquette for real estate agents. Tell us what we missed, or got wrong, and we'll adjust our list accordingly. Ryan Jorgensen - Jorgo / 1. Always be polite and respectful to colleagues ...