Gregg Fous Perspectives in Real Estate


Five things I wish other Real Estate Agents would do but most don't

Five things I wish other real estate agents would do, but most don't


  1. Identify themselves as agents when they call.
  2. Put their contact info on all their contracts so if I need to call them I can.
  3. Have a pre programmed signature for all their emails so if I have to respond quickly by phone, I can.
  4. Learn how to scan a document to when you send it is not upside down.
  5. Read and fill out attached addendums to contracts


Just my comments, on the side.

Comment balloon 11 commentsGregg Fous • September 27 2009 09:20AM


lol....good luck with that!!!

Can I add 2 more...

6. Answer your phone or respond to voicemail

7. Answer your emails!!!

I can't tell you how many real estate agents don't respond!

Posted by Shirley Cicero (Coldwell Banker North Metro) almost 11 years ago

I agree with all of the above statements.  Thanks for your post.

Posted by Brenda Mullen, Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!! (RE/MAX Access) almost 11 years ago

#8 Get a fax machine. So many times I have been told I just left my office and will the get it in the morning.

Posted by Frank Rubi, (Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC) almost 11 years ago

Oh yeah, those upside down contracts drive me crazy!  LOL  I guess I'm lucky they figured out the scanner, so I shouldn't complain.



Posted by Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group - Broker Owner (Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group) almost 11 years ago

Fax machine?  What's that?  No thanks, I get my faxes on my I Phone or on my email

Posted by Gregg Fous (Market America Realty and Investments, Inc.) almost 11 years ago

I am with you 100% on #4. I want to include many others on it.

Posted by Moshe Cohen, PhD (Valuation Solutions) almost 11 years ago

I agree with your 5, 6-8 posted by others and I also wanted to add #9 have a keypad to access the lockboxes.  You know how many agents call to show my listings but then proceed to say that they don't have a keypad!  How  can an agent function with being able to access entry into the houses.  In North Jersey, unless its REO, GSMLS lockboxes are used and everyone should and must have a supra key to access the keys!

Posted by Gina Chirico, Real Estate Agent - Essex County, New Jersey (Lattimer Realty) almost 11 years ago

I agree with all the above....but especially agree with 6 and 7.

Posted by Lisa Matykiewicz (United Brokers Group) almost 11 years ago

Well, I jsut picked five becasue I did not want ot be a complainer. but how abouot these:


9. Never ask me, "Did you get my email?"

10: Learn how to respond to an email with full subject and a concise first sentence.

11. Same thing with essages, subject please.

12, If I tell you are one of 24 offers I have on a property, don't call me three times a day to see if the bank has accepted it.

13. Respect my client, don't try to communicate directly with him

14, Dont tell me that you cant tell me if youahve other offers on your REO. It is your job to get the hghest price for your client ( the bank ) and not capture the deal for your two sided commsioon customer.

Posted by Gregg Fous (Market America Realty and Investments, Inc.) almost 11 years ago

All five things have happened to me.  Another one is don't insult my knowledge by saying "this home is way over priced" when it is not.

Posted by Edward & Celia Maddox, EXPERIENCE & INTEGRITY - WE TAKE THE HIGH ROAD (The Celtic Connection Realty) almost 11 years ago

Gregg Fous  Fort Myers, FL

Hello Gregg,  I feel pretty proud of myself.  I do all of the above, with the exception of the upside down scans. Kathleen,  most of the time scans are ok, but unfortunately I don't re-scan because of orientation. 

I am very bad about giving feedback on properties that I have shown or previewed.  I just don't want to do it.  Good luck to all of you.

Columbus Ga Real Estate, Fort Benning Homes, Phenix City Realtor,

Posted by Klaus Nicholson, Realtor, Columbus Ga Homes, Fort Benning Homes (ROSE ANNE ERICKSON REALTY, LLC. Columbus Ga, Ft Benning, ) almost 11 years ago