Professional Credibility

Posted by gvgvasgvsz vgzavzAvv on Saturday, February 6, 2010


Professional credibility, we all talk about it, but what does it really mean? Does it really exist?
Within the real estate world can we honestly say people practice it? It’s an interesting topic and something my team and I have come up against over the past few weeks.

The question arises do you do the right thing or do you do what needs to be done to get the deal done?

When an agent receives an application from a property when they have been clearly told they will not be appointed the managing agent and did not show the prospective tenant through the house, yet they present the application to the owner for approval.

Or what happens when you have a general authority in place, you secure an applicant that is approved by the owner and 24 hours later the other agent submits another application to the owner for approval (knowing that there is already one approved and subject to payment of bond). Has gazumping made a return?

It's no wonder real estate agents are ranked so low on the creditability / ethics scale.

So, what did we do?

Well as a team having the “right” ethics is high on our own company values. So we didn’t bad mouth any of the agents in question to the clients, because that would make as a low as they are, but in stead we will continue to do the right thing although knowing that many others don’t and never will?
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