Trash talked behind your back? 7 ways for Realtors to deal

How to respond to competitors that disparage you to clients or prospects
  • Taking the high road, diplomatic phone calls, 'informal dispute resolution' and ethics complaints are among the ways Realtors can respond after discovering that a competitor has bad-mouthed them to clients.

Realtor Rob Thompson was once contacted by a future client for an unusual reason. Another agent, who had never met Thompson, had “so vociferously denounced” Thompson that the client “felt they had to meet me,” he said.