My Life as a San Francisco Realtor: No, I don't want to work with him...Short Sale Drama

No, I don't want to work with him...Short Sale Drama

No, I don't want to work with him...Short Sale Drama

My partner and one of his clients are good friends. The client told me that she feels she can tell him anything, and she has. This makes for a good working relationship. She asked me if he had told me anything, and of course, I said no. I value client confidentiality.

In his business, my partner advertises on a number of Spanish television radio and TV stations. That costs a lot of deniro. He is primarily involved in the mortgage end, but offering real estate transactions to support the business. He has a few agents that work with him, receiving the clients on a silver platter. They should be grateful for all this support. But sometimes.....

In this particular case, the client needs to short sale her home. She trusts my partner. But he doesn't do short sales. He's primarily a mortgage man, like I said. His prime short sale agent wanted the listing. But the client didn't want that particular short sale agent. So my partner offered my services.

I met her yesterday, and we got along just great. We're moving ahead on this short sale, the home is beautiful, and I'm sure it will get a lot of attention. It's in a wonderful neighborhood in Vallejo, CA close to Gateway Shopping Center.

Problem is, the other short sale agent feels slighted, thinks he should have had the listing handed to him on a silver platter, as usual. Doesn't understand the tremendous amount of investment involved. Our clients have choices, and we strive to meet them, make it happen. Personal feelings of agents have no place in this market when it comes to client choices. We need to do the best we can for our clients. End of story. 


John M Scott, Broker / Owner, Scott Keys Properties, Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers (CRB), serving San Francisco and the surrounding San Francisco Bay Area

Comment balloon 2 commentsJohn M. Scott • September 17 2011 08:30PM


IMHO there should be no drama at all John.........the other agent seems to have forgotten that it's all about making the client happy, not HIM.  Work your magic and please that woman.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) over 7 years ago

Thanks for the vote of confidence Roger. My 2.5 hour commute yesterday over 40 miles paid off. Our client is ready and willing! Although the client is not always right, they do have the final say in who they work with. And I'm willing to work with that.

Posted by John M. Scott, Broker / Owner San Francisco Bay Area (BRE # 01442690, Scott Keys Properties) over 7 years ago