A Few Thoughts From The Events Of Today

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Real Estate Agent with Sutton Group-Capital Realty Ltd.

As I write, another day comes to a close and a new one will dawn in a few hours.  Each new day is a gift to us all.  The truth is we really don't deserve to have it....we didn't pay anyone for it and we can't change what's done when its over.   We just live in it and we can change it either for good or for not so good.

We never know what a day will bring but one thing is for certain.  We should always make sure we do our best for the people we serve.  In truth, doing our best for others is exactly how we do what is best for ourselves.  It's what we call a positive sum game.  Serving others is positive for both the one served and the one serving.

I try to live my life to the fullest and make sure I do the very best I can for my clients.  I am not boasting about this because I am sure I don't do that 100% even though I may try.  But trying to be that person is my Modus Operandi.  It's how I can sleep with a clear conscience at night and how I am energized to work again the next day.  I work to serve.  My own needs are secondary.  In meeting other people's needs, my own will all be taken care of.

Tonight, one of my clients decided to withdraw her offer because a couple of things were not right.  The information on the listing she offered on was incomplete.  We were not informed that the home she was buying was actually a "condo".  We thought it was a single family townhome.  Strike one

Also, the home inspection revealed that there had been a moisture problem in the attic at some point in the past.  The inspector was unsure if it was still an active problem but something was not quite normal up there.  Strike two

Who needs strike three?  That was quite enough for my client to say, "You know, I am just not that comfortable with proceeding with this purchase.  Lets look for something else." And that is just what we will be doing. 

Do you think it bothers me at all?  Not for one second!  What is important to me in every transaction is that my  client is completely satisfied with his or her purchase.  The "after the sale" is so much more valuable to me than the "making the sale".  Far better to have a client for lifetime than to just have a client for one transaction, don't you think?

Tonight, I also had another call.  It was from a fellow Realtor to say that the offer that another client of mine had made was accepted, even though there was competition for the house.  We were very close in monetary value but my client won and deal.  So as it turns out, there is balance to this day.  Tomorrow we will be happy to do it all over again. 

And this is how my day went.....my "birth" day.  Life is Good!  Let this tip guide your day tomorrow.  As you leave each day behind, leave it better than it began simply because you lived it well! 

God Bless!

 

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By R. Greg Osmond, MBA

About the Author: R. Greg Osmond, MBA is a Platinum Award winning Realtor dedicated to serving the people of St. John's, Mount Pearl, Paradise, Kilbride, Goulds, Conception Bay South (CBS), Portugal Cove-St. Philips, Torbay- Flatrock- Pouch Cove, and Logy Bay - Middle Cove - Outer Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador. For over 24 years Greg has been practicing in Real Estate. He is also president of Red Maple Development Inc., a firm focused on new home construction and existing home renovations, for Greg's clients and the market.  Greg can be reached at 709-682-9670.  Greg's Associate Realtor, Andrew Macdonald BBA, may be reached at 709-749-8879.

Want to get in touch? Email rgosmond1@gmail.com. For more information, please visit http://www.rgregosmond.com. Thinking of selling your home? I have a passion for helping my clients with buying and selling real estate! If there is any way I can be of service to you today, please feel free to contact me!

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well said

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Greg, I'm glad there was balance to the day.  I'm glad to walk away from situations like that with my clients too.  You want the client to be happy well after the sale - not just during. 

Happy 'birth' day. :)

 

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