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For those of you who are fans of the classic movie "Gone With The Wind", Scarlett O'Hara has a famous quote where she says , " I'll think about that tomorrow".   I have always loved this saying for a variety of reasons.  Sometimes when I just don't have an answer right then or there or I am simply overwhelmed, this is my fall back line. 

Now of course I can't use this line as an excuse to escape difficult challenges, but it can help me have the time to regroup, think and to make a plan.  It is never a good idea to answer questions that you aren't sure about with an answer that may be lacking in accurate information.   Also I find that a stressful situation is often a good time to take some time to assess how you will handle it.  

For those of us in real estate, every day and each transaction is different and many times met with challenges and questions.  An off the cuff response might not always be the best route to take.  Needing to do some research and getting back to people is best when you don't have all of the facts.  

So when you hear me say, "I'll think about that tomorrow" doesn't mean I am brushing you off, it simply means I am working on a solution or gathering information.  Presenting good information is so important in our business.  

Miss O'Hara might have been avoiding difficult situations however, as your agent you can know that I am working on getting my clients the best information and the best solution to their questions and roadblocks in a real estate transaction.  Give me a call today and I will let you know if I need to get back with you and I will!  

Chevaux Group is dedicated in providing to our clients the best real estate service around.  Give us a call today!  We look forward to assisting you!



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   Paula L. McDonald ~ REALTOR®

       Broker ~ The Woodlands, Texas 

 936-203-0279 Direct

Selling The Woodlands real estate and surrounding areas!




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Olga Simoncelli
Broker/Owner Veritas Prime, Candlewood Lake Area
Veritas Prime Real Estate

There is nothing worse than giving an answer as an absolute fact when you aren't sure or haven't done the proper research. It's best to think about it or find out for certain. 

December 14, 2012 12:33 PM
Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner
Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results
BuyersAgentPortland.com | (503) 810-7192 Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time

Providing the right answers can often mean thinking about it and not spouting off.  I've thought of many things to say.

December 14, 2012 12:50 PM
Erica Ramus
MRE, Schuylkill County PA Real Estate
Erica Ramus - Ramus Realty Group - Pottsville, PA

Good advice, rather than spouting off at the cuff with an answer you might regret later.

December 14, 2012 05:31 PM
Bob Ratliff
Your Cedar Park Real Estate Consultant, REALTOR®
RE/MAX Capital City ~ Call Bob ~512-587-5689 Austin TX - REALTOR®
Paula, great analogy of "I'll think about that tomorrow" saying the right verbiage and being honest is the key to a great real estate agent and sometimes we just don't have n answer at that very moment. By the way, I love you slogan. "Have you fully lived today?"
December 15, 2012 03:43 AM
Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC
Personal Service, always.
Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC

If you don't have all your ducks in a row you could be setting yourself (and clients) up for failure and even worse!

December 15, 2012 06:36 AM
Roger D. Mucci
Lets shake things up at your home today!
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092

Indeed two great qualities, I'll give you that one Paula.

December 15, 2012 06:43 AM
Amanda S. Davidson
Your Northern Virginia Realtor
Living A Dream Real Estate

Paula- This is great advice, I'd much rather track down the right answer than spout something off. Same for anyone giving me an answer to something. Now, I'll have to go watch the movie again...never caught that!

December 15, 2012 07:30 AM
Suzi Sandore
North County San Diego Homes
Keller Williams North County

Paula, that is one of my favorite movies and I like how you've given new meaning to that line. I will always admit to a client when I don't know or I'm not sure of the answer and tell them that I will do the research and get back to them. People appreciate the honesty.   

December 15, 2012 08:53 AM
Bob Crane
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
Woodland Management Service

Thanks Paula, its been over thirty years since I read that book, did not remember that line.  It is a good thought to postpone a decision until more info can be gathered or until the stress level is lowered.

December 15, 2012 12:10 PM
Sharon Parisi
Dallas Homes
Keller Williams Dallas Premier Realty

Many times we need "until tomorrow" to consult with others, or contact the appropriate professional for relevant information. Clients are generally thankful for the information, direction, or resource.

December 15, 2012 12:26 PM
Rafi Footerman
Home Inspector, Mold Inspector, Radon and More!
Mid Jersey Inspections

I guess it's better than Snoopy's saying "Why do something today when you can put it off until tomorrow".

December 15, 2012 12:52 PM
Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
Hallmark Realtors

Great post Paula - my favorite line in the movie continues to be "I don't know nothing 'bout birthing no babies, Miz Scarlett!" and I was thrilled to be able to use in in EMT class a few months ago.

December 15, 2012 03:36 PM
Dörte Engel
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton
RE/MAX Leading Edge

Dear Paula,

Something that is difficult to think through after a long day with many unrelated problems becomes a breeze the following morning after some sleep. You may think, your brain it resting, but it may be busy working through your conundrum. When tomorrow arrives, you have already done the heavy lifting and only need to work out the details.

December 15, 2012 04:21 PM
Debbie Cook
Silver Spring and Takoma Park Maryland Real Estate
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc

I'll just think about that tomorrow is much better than saying "Frankly my Dear I don't give a Damn"  

That is a great movie - never get tired of seeing it.  The clothes are the best ever, especially the red dress Scarlett wore to Ashley's Birthday party.

December 15, 2012 10:34 PM
Karen Crowson
Livermore Wine Country Homes
Alain Pinel Realtors, Pleasanton, CA
Anyone who thinks they know everything is kidding themself.
December 15, 2012 11:06 PM
Kimo Jarrett
Kimo's Lifestyle Solutions
WikiWiki Realty

Interesting perspective and comments, yet I would be reluctant to reply to a challenging question with your favorite response. Whenever anybody has a challenging question, I always want to know why that question is important to them, so that I answer all of their issues and concerns concisely and comprehensively. Regardless, if it works for you, great.

December 16, 2012 01:50 AM
Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!
Paula, this is indeed a great line. Things tend to change and very often "tomorrow" gives us totally different perspectives.
December 16, 2012 07:20 AM
Elva Branson-Lee
CDPE - Atlanta Real Estate & Short Sale Agent
Solid Source Realty GA

Do nothing, and especially say nothing, in haste. BTW - I'm commenting from Jonesboro GA today, home of the "real" Tara (the real house the fictional Tara was patterned after acording to local lore).

December 16, 2012 08:54 AM
Dale Taylor
Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
Re/Max All Properties New Lenox Illinois

I encourage you to check with your State Association and inquire if they offer a hot-line you can call into to get answers to questions insuring you are always in compliance with the State's license law.

December 16, 2012 09:58 PM
Stephanie/Bob The Ruiz/Miller Team
The Ocala Dream Team
Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty

Hi Paula, we agree, and it is just like the old "I will sleep on it".

December 17, 2012 03:13 AM
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