I Killed The Deal!!

Real Estate Agent with Metro West Realty GA RE#258608

Sometimes it’s easy to make a mistake and kill the deal. 

I had a listing that didn’t look great “on paper”, meaning the sellers were way out of price for what they were describing to me. However, I told my assistant that I would go through the process with them to see exactly where things were.  The people reminded me of my Mom and Dad and out of respect for them, I wanted to give this my best shot. After meeting with them in the office, I set an appointment to go see their property. It was to be after picking up my kids from school.  I didn’t write it down on my calendar.(Big Mistake) My daughter called and asked to do something for her and off I went.  I called the seller today to apologize and they have “made other arrangements”.  I felt bad, mainly because I had not meant to disrespect their time.  I will be looking to see this property in the MLS – Oh Well.


I’ve determined that there are 4 things to do when I make a mistake.

1.   Take responsibility that is really mine

2.    Ask for forgiveness

3.    Make Amends

4.   Move On!

I’m on to present an offer to a seller. I’m writing this blog for therapy too!!  I hate that I make mistakes.


Pressing On!


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Dwayne Hicks, Broker

Metro West Realty
850 Cedar StreetCarrollton, GA 30117
www.wgahome.com (custom home search)


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Chuck Beaumont
Royal Lepage Binder Real Estate - Windsor, ON
Going The Extra Mile...

Nothing as tasty as a big piece of humble pie. Great being able to own up and move on with another one of lifes lessons under the belt. Happy Holidays to you.

Dec 10, 2011 04:02 AM #1
Erna Neal
The Viking Team, Realty - Winter Park, FL
A Knowledgable Central Florida Realtor

Dwayne, sometimes life happens, I'm sorry to hear what happened, but apologizing when you've realized you have made a mistake takes integrity and shows that you did not mean them any disrespect. You live and learn. 

Dec 10, 2011 04:05 AM #2
Mike Carlier
Lakeville, MN
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As Charley Weaver (on the Jack Paar Show about a century ago) once said, "Everybody makes mistakes.  That's why they put those rubber mats under the spittoons."  Only those who do nothing make no mistakes.

Dec 10, 2011 04:13 AM #3
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