You Win Some, You Lose Some, But It's Not For Lack Of Trying!

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com SAL.2002007747

PatienceYou Win Some, You Lose Some, But It's Not For Lack Of Trying!

This weekend was mixed!  We got a listing under contract, added a new listing for a few weeks from now, BUT we had one seller decide to "seek other options".  We'd love to say we sell EVERY listing, quickly and for new records in their communities, but that just isn't the case. 

We do our best, but sometimes that best STILL can't get the job done.   A seller who can't come down on price and isn't a short sale candidate basically has limited options and once we've maxed out marketing efforts we're limited too.  They either need the patience to stick with us, to quit the market entirely until prices comes to them, or decide they want to try another agent and hope results are different.

When the last two options occur, we do what we can to keep the bridge and options open with the seller.  For option 2, we keep the information flowing so the sellers know when market conditions are coming back to their needed price point.

For the last option, we wish the seller the best, keep it friendly, collect our sign and lockbox, and then spend some time dismantling all the advertising we have in place.  No hard feelings, sometimes we're just not lucky enough to have the buyer show up during our listing period.  It happens! 

We've had times when sellers have called us about changing from their current listing agent (we can talk, it's allowed since they called us!), and a review of the existing agent's marketing, pricing, etc. determines they're doing EVERYTHING right, it's just not time yet.  Sometimes it's just a matter of more patience.  Our market is still far from a "stick a sign in the yard and get multiple offers in the first week" market.  We're heading in the right direction, but in the meantime, we'll keep our clients fully informed, and ask for their patience!  We appreciate your trust!

Serving Warren County's residential real estate needs,
Liz and Bill aka BLiz

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Kristin Moran
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Sometimes no matter what you do the home it just isn't that homes time to sell.  It's frustrating & I do feel badly when I hear from client's that say their agent hasn't done enough to get it sold.  Sometimes, it's just not time!

January 16, 2012 02:09 PM
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Teresa, And that's exactly it.  We can't win them all.  If there's somethign to learn from the failures, we need to make sure we absorb the lesson, then box up the remainder and put it in storage so it doesn't distract us from the rest of our responsibilities.

Kristin, We've had clients say later they realized it wasn't God's plan for them to sell YET.  When it's time, it happens.  Of course, we're also supposed to help ourselves enable it to happen if it is time! :)

January 16, 2012 02:18 PM
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Peggy Chirico
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We do work like that and try to do our best. But what really bothers me is when they give the next agent the price reduction you have been trying to get them to do.  They should at least give the first agent a chance to sell it at a lower price.

January 16, 2012 05:56 PM
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Lyn Sims
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You can't win them all. Great post.

January 16, 2012 07:53 PM
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Peggy, Funny how that works....okay, NOT really that funny!  That said, many times we've been that 2nd agent and for some reason they listen better the 2nd time around?

Lyn, Thanks!  Would LOVE to win them all!  We'll keep working towards that goal.

January 16, 2012 08:24 PM
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