Saturday, April 13, 2024

Top 10 Signs You Are Working with the Wrong Realtor

Many prospective and current homeowners are familiar with the best qualities of real estate agents – for example, physically attractive and fun.

However, I think it is more important to identify bad realtors so you can avoid working with them.

Therefore, I spent dozens of minutes researching and compiling the Top 10 Signs You Are Working with the Wrong Realtor:

(Out of respect for our more sensitive readers, I will alternate pronouns between all of the genders.)


  1. She insists that you pay for the limousine that takes you on the pub crawl between showings.
  1. He says the black fungus throughout the home is a lovely accent, the impact of which only grows with time.
  1. She suggests you go in at least 20% above asking price … when there is no competing offer.
  1. He shows the functionality of the furniture by doing a line of coke on the coffee table.
  1. When you voice concern about the water streaming from the bottom of the toilet, she says, “They call it ‘taking a leak’ for a reason.”
  1. He keeps referring to private showings as “host bars” and yells “Free Booze!” every time he walks in the door.
  1. When you ask if she has prepared the documents necessary to complete the purchase of your new home, she says, “I think a handshake will do the trick.”
  1. He keeps referring to you as “Paycheck”.
  1. When you ask how she will promote your home if you list with her, she says, “By putting my beautiful face on billboards, bus benches, and magazine ads.”
  1. He says the three most important things in real estate are “location, commission, commission.”


Rob Driscoll
Rob Driscoll
Rob Driscoll is co-founder and president of BIG Media Ltd. He is a writer and entrepreneur who is deeply committed to elevating the level of coverage of our society's most pressing matters as well as the level of respect in public discourse.

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