William's Blog...with a smile!


When the going got rough, they jumped ship.

Lately I have seen agents that dropped out during tough times getting back in.

They want in while the money is easier to get.

These agents don't care about you the consumer, only themselves.

Ask yourself this...


If you are buying or selling do you want an agent that knows how to work hard and stay with it...or

An agent the runs when the going gets tough...




Comment balloon 14 commentsWilliam Feela • December 03 2017 05:41AM


OH, that's a powerful message, William and OH SO TRUE! 

Our mantra needs to be, "WE SURVIVED THE RECESSION, what more do you need to know?!"  LOL

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) over 2 years ago

William it was not easy during re recession, now I see it in my market too... everyone thinks real estate is easy, just listed, just sold in twelve days... easy money...Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 2 years ago

Morning William.

Haven't seen it around here much. Once the market turns downwards they'll be gone again

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) over 2 years ago

There will always be those, William. I don't know that I've seen those who left coming back much, but I have seen an increase in new agents who all think this is easier to do than it is... they'll be gone in the next downturn.

Someone asked a question the other day if we use our years of experience as a marketing tool. So many agents said no and I can't understand why. I do all the time. With 25 years under my belt, I've seen it all, done it all, experienced every kind of market. And I have no hesitation to ask a prospective client if they want that kind of experience and commitment or someone who has none.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) over 2 years ago

I have seen a few  but it is still tough sleding in my area

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 over 2 years ago

Good morning William. It is the nature of the beast. Some just want it easy! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) over 2 years ago

Good morning William,  We see it here too.  When the market is good, the number of agents double.  In tought times, they're gone.  

Posted by Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR (Best Connections Realty, Inc.) over 2 years ago

Good morning William. I have seen this through the years too. Too bad.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 2 years ago

It seems to be the way the world works, people get in when the getting is good and drop out when things go south.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) over 2 years ago

That is true William.  So many leave and then return when they see low hanging fruit.  Consumers do need to be smarter in deciding who to hire. 

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) over 2 years ago

We have seen a huge influx of new agents, and again, because the market is good.  

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 2 years ago

I have noticed that as well over the past few cycles.

Posted by Michael McGlynn -Buyers Like Mike!, Buyers Like Mike!....Find Out Why! (Re/Max The Producers) over 2 years ago

Amen Brother! I got into the business the year of the downturn. I rode the market all the way down and back up again. Gasp! Do you think I may have caused it?

Posted by Peter den Boer, MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor (Atlanta Communities) over 2 years ago

Not sure if there is any time that is better than others, just the appearance that draws some in.

Most of it is all in what you are doing to build your business and work within the markets available.



Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) over 2 years ago