Why do brokers "burn bridges" with departing agents?

Why do they?

I mean, come on… why would you be a jerk to an agent that has chosen (for their own personal reasons) to leave your brokerage and go with another brokerage?

Wouldn’t it be in your best interest to retain a good working relationship with that agent?

Some say “Why?” – I say for at least 2 good business reasons. ¬†“Your agents will be working with them on future transactions” and “You never know when something will change in their lives and/or business, or the life and/or business of the brokerage they are changing to” which means: don’t burn the bridge, they might want (or need) to return to your brokerage.

Perhaps the brokers that are jerks are the ones that know that they lost those agents because of simply being a jerk.

Who knows. ¬†Thoughts to ponder…

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