As I write, another day comes to a close and a new one will dawn in a few hours. Each new day is a gift to us all. The truth is we really don't deserve to have it....we didn't pay anyone for it and we can't change what's done when its over. We just live in it and we can change it either for good or for not so good.
We never know what a day will bring but one thing is for certain. We should always make sure we do our best for the people we serve. In truth, doing our best for others is exactly how we do what is best for ourselves. It's what we call a positive sum game. Serving others is positive for both the one served and the one serving.
I try to live my life to the fullest and make sure I do the very best I can for my clients. I am not boasting about this because I am sure I don't do that 100% even though I may try. But trying to be that person is my Modus Operandi. It's how I can sleep with a clear conscience at night and how I am energized to work again the next day. I work to serve. My own needs are secondary. In meeting other people's needs, my own will all be taken care of.
Tonight, one of my clients decided to withdraw her offer because a couple of things were not right. The information on the listing she offered on was incomplete. We were not informed that the home she was buying was actually a "condo". We thought it was a single family townhome. Strike one.
Also, the home inspection revealed that there had been a moisture problem in the attic at some point in the past. The inspector was unsure if it was still an active problem but something was not quite normal up there. Strike two.
Who needs strike three? That was quite enough for my client to say, "You know, I am just not that comfortable with proceeding with this purchase. Lets look for something else." And that is just what we will be doing.
Do you think it bothers me at all? Not for one second! What is important to me in every transaction is that my client is completely satisfied with his or her purchase. The "after the sale" is so much more valuable to me than the "making the sale". Far better to have a client for lifetime than to just have a client for one transaction, don't you think?
Tonight, I also had another call. It was from a fellow Realtor to say that the offer that another client of mine had made was accepted, even though there was competition for the house. We were very close in monetary value but my client won and deal. So as it turns out, there is balance to this day. Tomorrow we will be happy to do it all over again.
And this is how my day went.....my "birth" day. Life is Good! Let this tip guide your day tomorrow. As you leave each day behind, leave it better than it began simply because you lived it well!