Failure is an option

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Real Estate Agent with Carolina One Real Estate

It's great when you hear people say positive things like "failure is not an option" but can a phrase make something true?  I don't know that there are too many agents shouting this from mountain tops these days.  Failure is an option especially if you don't take the time to investigate potential listings before getting in your car.  You will fail at selling a home if pertinent information is withheld.  It's not that financially distressed homes can't be sold but that information needs to be known so the correct process that be followed.  Ever talk with a potential client and you can just tell there is something they are not telling you?  Don't rush at getting paperwork signed and homes on the market.  Take the time to get your ducks in a row so you can be successful.

 

Same concept carries over to potential buyers.  You aren't putting people in your car without pre-approvals are you?  You clearly understand their timelines and they have realistic needs and wants right?  

 

 

Posted by

Laura Sargent

ABR, CSP, SFR

Carolina One Real Estate 

Email Me: LauraSargent.RealEstate@gmail.com

Direct: 843-509-2375

Helping clients buy and sell real estate in Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Isle of Palms, Sullivans Island, North Charleston, Hanahan, Goose Creek, Summerville, Moncks Corner, James Island, Johns Island, and Folly Beach


 

 

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Perrin Cornell
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more of a state of mind than an "event". I always subscribe to the 7P's when it comes to the actual work (Proper Prior Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance)

Sep 30, 2010 09:10 AM #1
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Laura Sargent
Carolina One Real Estate - Mount Pleasant, SC

Hey Perrin - 7 P's sounds like you've got your own blog with that advice!

Sep 30, 2010 04:26 PM #2
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Wanda Thomas
Montana Homestead Brokers, Broker, CRS, GRI, SFR, RN - Billings, MT
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Laura, I like your reference to that little feeling we get when we know someone's not telling you the whole story.  It can be so painful if you just ignore these things, they can get you into big trouble!

Oct 01, 2010 01:30 PM #3
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Laura Sargent
Carolina One Real Estate - Mount Pleasant, SC

Wanda - Sad that some are in such distress that their answer is to bury their head in the sand.  I can help but only if I know what I'm helping.

Oct 01, 2010 04:33 PM #4
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Carol Zingone
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True - we need to remain objective about every opportunity presented to us in our daily business.

Oct 02, 2010 11:50 AM #5
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Laura Sargent
Carolina One Real Estate - Mount Pleasant, SC

Carol - You're right.  Opportunities come in all shapes, sizes, and situations

Oct 02, 2010 04:31 PM #6
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Laura Giannotta
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The saying failure is not an option is just that a saying...that is unless you put the time and effort into the problem!  A great reminder to do the homework!

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