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Enough is Enough

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andrea dennett

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Here in small town USA work has slowed - Sales are down both quantity and value, even the refi's are down. My competitor (former work associate from the same original supervisor) has great bull sh** and seems to be smoothly working my clients. (I used to find humor in his form - 3 years ago when we weren't "competitors" so to speak) I haven't seen the reports, but I have heard that there is never a problem with the value. Me, I tell the truth with an open mind, even if it hurts. Two out of the Five lenders I work with trust me and know that I am doing a good job. The other three don't give a rats a** and are in it to turn 'em as fast as they can.

Realtor called today to tell me to "hold" the appointment for tomorrow as the seller just had the home appraised by guess who - Mr. smooth and they want to see if the buyer can use the appraisal if he will reassign the report. I know my competitor was not on the approved list before, but I'm sure that is about to end if he has anything to say about it. I know, alls fair - but when the fall out comes and these homes start going into foreclosure - it will be too late. My office and income will be dried up so to speak. Hopefully when they realize that maybe they made the wrong choice, I won't be out of business. Being a female in a good ole boy community used to be a welcome challenge to me, now after only 7 years, it is wearing me down. Used to find humor in farmer with bib overalls and a chew, knock on the door, hello I'm hear to take a look at your property. After they spit and look me over, they then ask - so when will the appraiser be here. I politely state, I am the appraiser. Don't worry, attitude doesn't affect value. UGH!

Mr. Broker calls Monday, needs me to change just a little box on the report and he will be on his way. Me - can't do it - Him - well ok, I'm going to post you on the "do not use list" for appraisers.

Combine this with all of the rain going on, I'm beginning to have an overwhelming identity crisis with Eyeore. (Can I change my post name?)
 

Dee Dee

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Gee Andrea....I thought I was the only one who had days like the one you just described. :wink: :lol:
Hang in there.

Dee Dee
 

Farm Gal

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Andrea:

You can't change your name but you could find a gloomy avatar to post...
Have you perused the selection Wayne has posted for the picking? I just went there and he has some newer ones...Disney may come down on your back if you use Eyore, but then you are used to abuse at this point, besides what are they going to do - sue you?

OK now:

Take a deeep breath.

IS there any chance that you could have considered the cleint's request or educated him? I suspect you tried, but did you REALLY try? Hacking off the paying clients (even if they are WRONG) isn't a great way to keep those checks and letters of engagement comin'!

You may not be likeing the idea of working for national firms, but have you considered useing them as back up, to avoid Mr. Smooth and his Realtor cronies?

I honestly enjoy working for SOME of the Nationals because I do NOT have to schmooze anyone! EVER! I tell em like I see em, seldom get asked why, and if I DO get asked, it is the clerical help or chief appraiser rather than some LO who is going to lose his commission. I have fired a few of those national clients for being unreasonable jerks, but the rest are quite frankly better overall clients (albeit at lower rate of pay) than some of my long term local clientelle.

You will survive in this game if you WANT to , or just quit, there ARE easier ways to make a living... if you want to give up some of the limited freedoms you enjoy in this biz...

And you can always put on a little make up heels and a scarf, and go schmooze. :wink:
 

andrea dennett

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Lee Ann,

After giving it a day of thought and a post on the forum, the box in question wasn't that huge of a deal, and in the end I changed it after I explained to him the differences in our area. He was happy but I have to wonder if he intends to follow thru with the treat anyway.

Those darned copywrite laws - oh well - How do I check out those animated thumbnail things?
 

Farm Gal

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Andrea:

for animated you have to find a better confuser person than myself... and let me know their name!

for simple pics just hit your profile button, scroll to the bottom and click one that Wayne has in the presets... there is a 'library' (I believe it is called).

Have fun!

This too shall pass. We all have to vent sometimes, pity that most of the folks who 'want' our services don't really want them :roll:
 

andrea dennett

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Hey Hey Hey!!!!

How about that photo gal!! This is how I am after a long day, kids are in bed and I am finishing with work at say 11:30 pm.
 

Blue1

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andrea,

Ask for a copy of the other appraiser's report. If it is fraudlent, turn him (or her) in to your state board. You must take an offensive stance here. These guys need to be stopped. It's up to you. (and me) to police our own profession. Good luck.
 

David Mullen

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Keep good notes of your conversation with the broker and try to find out where the "do not use list" is located and how to find out who is on it.

If you appear on that list, I would then call an attorney. Slander and libel can be very expensive past times for real estate agents or anyone else.

I agree with the posting that suggested getting a copy of the other report and taking action if it is appropriate.
 

Mike Garrett RAA

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Colorado
I am curious???? What was the box? Hang in there gal, things will get better! Just remember, stuff floats...but then sooner or later someone flushes! :lol:
 

andrea dennett

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Just received a call from the originator that is working for the bully. Seems they now need a completion statement since the home was a new construction. Funny how things turn. Tis a better day.

Hey Lee Ann,

went to make new lender friends this morning after spit an polish and a better attitude. Went well I think.
 
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