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Real Estate Agent with Metro West Realty GA RE#258608

I recently went on a great vacation with my family and had a blast hanging out and getting some much needed time away.  My assistant did an outstanding job keeping work moving right along. Right before I left I was working on two listings that looked to be very good prospective sales. In fact both owners said to call them when I returned and we would list their properties respectively.

 

So I get into the office on the Monday morning after vacation (an hour early) knowing that today will be a tough day playing catch up and touching all my clients and customers. I get an email from the one man who’s decided “to go a different route for the next 90 days”. I interpreted that as, listing with someone else. About 30 minutes later, the other man calls to tell me he sold his house to a friend of a friend on Fathers Day.  I was stunned.  This was two really good listing leads that could have potentially generated good income.

 

I should have wrapped up both listings BEFORE going on vacation. I had a friend remind me that he was told early on in Real Estate that TIME IS NOT YOUR FRIEND in Real Estate. I concur. This was a hard lesson learned. What makes each situation harder is that I had already been working my network and had a prospective buyer for each listing – bummer.

 

I responded to each man with as much grace and understanding as I could muster. If I were a drinking man, I would have probably left the office at 9:30 AM for a strong stiff drink.  I sucked it up and before the end of the day had written two offers and listed two more homes. I’m thankful for the business that I do have and I must keep my head up!

 

I’m pressing on!!

DH

 

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Dwayne Hicks, Broker

Metro West Realty
850 Cedar StreetCarrollton, GA 30117
dhicks@mwestrealty.com
www.westgahome.com (custom home search)
770-836-0042

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Patsy Overton
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I would say you made an amazing recovery!  Way to go!  Hindsight is always 20-20, huh?

Jun 21, 2011 10:27 PM #1
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Two listings and two offers the same day? You didn't those others then.

Jun 21, 2011 10:29 PM #2
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Good Evening Dwatne

Thanks for the post. Have a great day

Jun 21, 2011 10:35 PM #3
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Sounds like a new lesson learned.  Sorry you lost the business, but remember my favorite expression, some will, some won't, so what, NEXT!!!

Jun 21, 2011 10:39 PM #4
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You win some and you loose some; in the end you came out ahead ~ you had a great vacation and came back and took wo listings and wrote two offers.  Sounds like a good day!

Jun 23, 2011 01:05 AM #5
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