Bad Behavior, Bad Actor

It doesn’t happen often, but I’ve certainly handled deals where a party I’m representing in a real estate transaction has been on the receiving end of, shall we say . . . “bad behavior.”

get madWhat to do?

The conventional choices are:  1) get mad; or 2) get even.

Option #3

But, especially if it’s (very) early in the relationship, I counsel a third option:  “get away.”

That is, move on to another home/Buyer/Seller (vs. getting entangled with a bad actor).

That makes good sense in light of another real estate axiom I like to quote:  “there’s never just one cockroach.”

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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