WHY I GAVE AWAY A LISTING

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Real Estate Agent with Chevaux Group, PLLC

WHY I GAVE AWAY A LISTING

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I hate ever losing a listing but sometimes we all need to realize that for whatever reason, some listings are just stuck. I have had the BEST clients who were relocated after only being in their new home (the former model home) of one year. The neighborhood was new and is still building out.

The home is fantastic, has been priced very well and shows like a gem.  But....we have not gotten it sold. We had a contract on it which turned out to be a fraudulent buyer (whole other story here). Anyway, we have just exhausted our efforts. Today it was that day to let the listing go.

Yet all is not lost! I called upon another agent from a different firm and asked her is she was interested receiving this referral. There is no time for pride here, it is time for action and to help these folks get their home sold. Perhaps a fresh set of eyes will do the trick. Sometimes we have to step out of the way and do the right thing!

If you are interested in listing or purchasing real estate in The Woodlands area, call Chevaux Group.  We will always do our best job for you! We know real estate and are here to assist you!

Giving away a listing doesn't have to mean that you have failed. It just means that you care enough to let it go and let someone else get it sold. Together we can all work together to make it happen!

 

 

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   Paula L. McDonald ~ REALTOR®

       Broker ~ The Woodlands, Texas 

 936-203-0279 Direct

Selling The Woodlands real estate and surrounding areas!

Paula@ChevauxGroup.com

 

 

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Patricia Kennedy
For Your Home in the Capital
Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.

Paula, it's hard to do this, but so often it's really the best thing.  I still get referrals from a couple whose listing I referred to a colleague who did, in fact, finally get it sold - which was really all they wanted.

August 30, 2012 01:16 PM
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Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group
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Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001

When it comes to exhausting all your venues for revenue. . .this is a good plan. .smart!

August 30, 2012 01:25 PM
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Liz Wallace
Broker C21 Sherlock Homes, Rockville Centre, LI, N
Century 21 Sherlock Homes

Give yourself a high five, I think we sometimes forget it is not about us, it is about the client and their needs come first.

August 30, 2012 01:29 PM
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Paula McDonald
CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
Chevaux Group, PLLC

Thanks Pat and Fernando.  It was a good decision.  Everyone is happy and that is what counts. 

August 30, 2012 01:30 PM
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Paula McDonald
CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
Chevaux Group, PLLC

Right on Liz.  It really isn't about us at all.  We all need to remember this.  So important.

August 30, 2012 01:31 PM
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Jerry Newman
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
Green Home Realty, 210-789-4216,www.Selling-SanAntonioHomes.com

Hi Paula, I know this was a very hard decision, but sometimes a New Fresh start with some different eyes is Best. Keeping the client's interest First is always at the top of the list, and I believe you did exactly that.

August 30, 2012 03:54 PM
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Ron Marshall
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Marshall Enterprises

This is how we all know that you are the REAL DEAL and a CLASS ACT. 

August 30, 2012 04:40 PM
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Roy Kelley
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Retired Real Estate Broker, Maryland Blogger

Good advice for many listing agents that have failed to obtain a sale.

The clients will be better served with a fresh approach.

August 30, 2012 04:56 PM
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John McCormack
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Hi Paula -

Tuesday I passed on a listing.  It would have been a great one to have but no thanks.  At this time (don't want to get myself worked up before dinner) I'll leave it that for now.  Sometimes it's best to pass up a listing.

August 30, 2012 05:20 PM
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Anna Dovger
Home Staging -The Woodlands, TX
Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607

Paula, I had the same situation when we were selling our house 6 years ago. I have to tell you that this is not about you. It is about the seller and his ability to finally listen to the expert's advice. Maybe a new agent will put the same massage you were delivering in different words that will finally make that seller understand the priorities. You've handled this situation very professionally.

August 30, 2012 07:59 PM
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Rose King
Friendswood / Pearland Homes
UTR, Texas Realtors

Paula, I hate it when a listing expires, but occasionally it happens. Sometimes the home just doesn't sell, in spite of your best marketing efforts. Giving it to another agent is a good idea, especially if you can get a referral fee from it.

August 30, 2012 09:23 PM
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James Dray
AR., MO., or OK. I can find the home for you.
Wise Custom Realty

Morning Paula I've fired a couple of clients but haven't given away a listing yet.  Doesn't mean it won't happen tomorrow or today

August 31, 2012 03:28 AM
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Shannon Milligan, Richmond VA Real Estate Agent
RVA Home Team - Winning with Integrity.
RVA Home Team with Jefferson Properties

That just shows you have the best interest of the client at heart. I gave up a listing about a month ago and the woman was shocked, but her situation was far beyond my help so I made a referral to a co-worker who is a foreclosure expert. I wish all agents would work in the best interest of their clients.

August 31, 2012 06:13 AM
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Kathryn Maguire
Serving Chesapeake, Norfolk, VA Beach
GreatNorfolkHomes.com (757) 560-0881

I love that you are the one suggesting this to your client.  Sometimes a fresh approach is the best.

August 31, 2012 06:40 AM
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Marilyn Boudreaux
Lake Charles LA Century 21 Realtor
Marilyn Boudreaux, Century 21 Mike D. Bono & Co.'s

sometimes you make more on the listings you walk away from.  How does that work when you refer to a broker another in your area?  Our brokers don't allow us to do that :(

August 31, 2012 07:30 PM
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Ricki Eichler
Broker,GRI,ABR,TAHS,ePRO - Your Texas Hill Country
Ricki Eichler Real Estate LLC

Hi Paula,  I love your thinking and your genuine concern for your clients.  Good for you!  Sometimes, that is the best thing we can do.  Pays off in the long run for everyone.

September 01, 2012 07:34 AM
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Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Realtor
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael)

This is one of the best posts I have read lately.  And, I was surprised not to find it featured.  Good for you, Paula.  Sometimes the kindes thing we can do for a client is kiss them goodbye.

September 01, 2012 04:03 PM
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