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Where are your ethics?

What to do when another agent's buyers come a-callin'
  • We are real estate agents, and we have our ethics -- not just our commissions -- to worry about.
  • Your reputation will outlive that referral fee you are paying.
  • Be the bigger agent. Even if it’s not in writing, do what is right.
  • A super agent moves on to the next deal, even if it didn’t end the way he or she had hoped, so hold your head high, and be proud.

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Let's talk about ethics for a moment. It’s time for some confessions. I’m going to be honest. Hold on to your seats. OK, are you ready? This is it: I swear. I mean to say, I have a potty mouth, and sometimes I swear like a sailor. But that’s not all. I know, what else could there be? Well, here it is: I try to, but I don’t go to church every Sunday. That said I do still believe in God, and try to do right by him. I might not be able to quote the Bible, but I get the gist, and I try hard to live my life by it. Even with my flaws, I try to be the best mom and role model to my children, but sometimes I screw up (usually it's because of my swearing). So how does this all play into my day job as a real estate agent? You see, I’m an agent who, well how do I say this? I have ethics. Does that sound like an oxymoron? So many times we get this rep as a used car salesperson, and I start to wonder why. I think the answer might be in our ethics, or in some cases, our lack of eth...