I just had a crazy-ass encounter with a listing agent who threatened me with all kinds of bizarre things because her clients approached me out of the blue, told me how much they disliked their past agent and wanted me to list their condo for sale. I met with them and had the listing in TWENTY MINUTES. Some of the things they told me about their past agent would make you cringe.
To say this woman was aggressive is a dramatic understatement.
Ever run into one before? LOL!
There is a fine line between being aggressive as a listing agent and being a putz.
And if you’ve been in the business for 25+ years like me, you know the difference.
Hopefully you do.
Of course I am saying you should be aggressive in getting listings. Making calls, doing social media, meeting new people and telling them you sell real estate. All the things we all know we should be doing.
But don’t be a jerk about it.
People skills people, people skills!
One agent relentlessly pursued a listing that I had ALREADY listed for sale, calling my client and talking shit about me. Do you believe that? That’s not aggressive, that’s stupid.
My client reported her to the state real estate board.
So be aggressive about calling your leads frequently. If they say they are going to be selling in 6 months, call them in 3 months.
But don’t harass them.
Don’t call them names.
Don’t call them after they say to stop.
Don’t be a putz.