Is there ‘red flag’ language agents use along the lines of ‘it’s not you, it’s me’ when dealing with clients as they prepare to ‘break up’ with them?
After almost 8 years with my agent, I think I’m at that point and some of her recent emails have seemed to be strongly hinting at ‘breaking up’ but haven’t come right out and booted me or anything.
If you think your agent wants to part company, ask her.
It's always better to know.
My clients (or ex clients) know when I'm having a hard time getting enthusiastic about the next project. Most likely we've talked about it at length.
I can only think of two or three times when I was gobsmacked by a client leaving, and in hindsight I realize I'd just missed the signs.
The idea of jumping back in to the query pool isn't fun, I know.
The thing to remember is you need an effective, enthusiastic agent on your team.
But to answer your question: no, there's no red flag language. We all handle things in our own way. But trust your gut here. You know when someone isn't fully on board even if you can't say just why you know it.