You Gotta Just Do Whatever It Takes.....Sometimes.

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Real Estate Agent with BCR Realtors 262359

No doubt real estate transactions are way more complex than in the past. Keeping up with all the legal, technical and social requirements is almost a full time job in and of itself! As a result it can often be overwhelming when a contract you have worked so hard to see to the close,  becomes slowed down again and again because of anther's errors or inadequacies or even some poorly designed bureaucratic system that none of us on a local level have any control over at all.

But sometimes stuff just happens.  And  often no matter how hard we planned and strategized things just don't want to go as we hoped for.   So.....You can waste time blaming, complaining, whining and moaning..... or you do what I have found is less stressful and more profitable in the long run ...just shut up, roll up your sleeves and go to work to solve the problem.  In the long run you will find you will see more transactions close, put more dollars in your pocket, and experience way less stress.  Sometimes you Gotta just do whatever it takes.

 The Real Estate Sales Profession is no less or more stressful than any other. If a patient start to bleed on the surgery table the doctors make adjustments. If a soldier in  Afghanistan is suddenly surrounded and ambushed by the enemy he makes adjustment and if the plumber fixes one leak and another sprouts up down the line ...he has to fix it doesn't he?

We can fret and worry about the "what ifs" in this business or we can simply learn to deal with them in a professional and reasonable manner when they suddenly arise.  So the next time a loan officer calls you up at the last minute out of the blue and says "We got a problem..."    just reply " OK what Do I need to be doing to solve this"  then roll up your sleeves and get after it.  Do what it takes.

Have a properous week!

 

 

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Rainer
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Tamara Elliott-Deering
Central Metro Realty

Trey,

Great advice, think how much better the country would be if we all stopped complaining and started fixing.

Tamara

February 20, 2011 10:43 AM
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Trey Thurmond
College Station , Texas Homes
BCR Realtors

Tamara

You are so right!

February 20, 2011 10:56 AM
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Pamela Seley, REALTORĀ®
Menifee Lakes California Real Estate
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Trey, that's a sign of a true professional.  If a problem can be fixed, fix it.

February 20, 2011 11:18 AM
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Judi K Barrett
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Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma

Trey,

You sound like me...  I'm  a   fixer.

I'm going to racking my brain to try to figure out what needs to be done and then just jump in and go to work.   

Hard work never hurt anyone from what I can tell.  Sometimes we have to figure out how to work smarter... the back breaking kind of suff has to go as we age... buy those tools to get the job done... get the right electronic tools to solve those issues... but do something!  :)

February 20, 2011 02:10 PM
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Gary Woltal
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
Keller Williams Realty

Trey, I couldn't agree more, Houston we have a problem, you just get busy with the next fix. DON'T PANIC.

February 20, 2011 04:45 PM
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Carl Winters

Just GET'er DONE - The buyer doesn't give a hoot, they just want to get into the home they have chosen. That's why they have you to take care of all these problems. With the turnover in the industry today many folks don't know how to do the paperwork and it trickles down. The one's that survive are the one's that are a mile ahead when things, if things every settle down.

February 20, 2011 04:59 PM
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Tricia Hoffmann
Your Home Free

I just talked with a client about an issue yesterday and he asked what I thought because I was the expert.

So true and yet even after six years in the business and over 250 transactions, were there ever two the same? Nope! 

Every deal has its own set of challenges so we have no choice but to roll up our sleeves and be the expert!

February 20, 2011 05:19 PM
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Steve Shatsky
Dallas Real Estate & Short Sale Specialist (214)213-0340
Prudential Texas Properties

Hi Trey... there are so many agents who have never had to "fix" things to bring a transaction to closing that it is a skill set I see lacking for many of us and it seems that those who would benefit from the necessary training to remove this skills defecit are the ones who feel that they have been selling real estate for so long that they would not benfit from it.

February 20, 2011 08:51 PM
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Trey Thurmond
College Station , Texas Homes
BCR Realtors

Pamela...And surprisingly enough most problems can be fixed!

You are sure right Judi...and I always knew you were a fixer too!

Gary ....the don't panic thing is so important sir!

Therer ya go Carl....I agree with your insight.

Tricia ...with those #'s under your belt you have had your share of fixes to do!

Never too late to learn Steve!

February 20, 2011 10:12 PM
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Lynda Eisenmann
Broker-Owner,CRS,CDPE,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co
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Hi Trey,

Your depth of experience shines through in your wisdom.

February 20, 2011 10:48 PM
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Sondra Meyer
Colorado Horse Property Specialist
Star View Real Estate

Sort of like if you fall off the horse, you've got to get back on.  Well said Trey!

February 20, 2011 11:11 PM
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Ricki Eichler
Broker,GRI,ABR,TAHS,ePRO - Your Texas Hill Country
Ricki Eichler Real Estate LLC

Hi Trey,  What a great attitude!  Such good advice, hope many will take it!

Have a wonderful week too! :)

February 20, 2011 11:54 PM
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Trey Thurmond
College Station , Texas Homes
BCR Realtors

Hi Lindas

thanks for the kind words!  Hope your year is going great.

Hey Sondra

I know you know about horses!

February 20, 2011 11:55 PM
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Trey Thurmond
College Station , Texas Homes
BCR Realtors

Ricki

Now I know for sure you are a professional that takes care of business!  thanks

February 21, 2011 11:55 PM
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