Your friend chose another agent — now what?

Be the kind of person your friends and family want to work with, not just the person they feel obligated to hire
  • When someone you are close to chooses to work with another agent, don’t take it personally; address the issue, move on, protect your professional boundaries, and use it as an opportunity to improve.

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As a real estate agent, your network of personal relationships is one of your most valuable assets. Working on commission can be a hard road, and you rely heavily on the support of your close friends and relatives. But what happens when one of those close relationships chooses another real estate agent over you? This situation can be disheartening and put a strain on your personal relationship. Here are some tips to get past the experience and come out stronger on the other side. Don’t take it personally When we find out that someone close to us went with another agent, our natural reaction is to look internally. There are many reasons relatives may select a different agent, and most of them have nothing to do with your abilities. They may be embarrassed about something in their financing that they would be more comfortable divulging to a stranger. They may not be completely serious about buying a home and don’t want to feel like they’re wasting your time. Or they m...