1st BORN, 2nd Wife, 3rd REALTOR...

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I heard this saying the other Day in CRS Class and giggled. I had never heard it before, and the Agent who was explaining it said that this saying: " First Born, Second Wife, Third REALTOR " has been referred to as the preferred order of things in Life!  Although I don't agree with the phrase, it


Listed By The Safrin's & SOLDbrought to mind a successful transaction we closed on this year. We just happened to be the 3rd REALTORS to List the Property.

Price , Marketing and Condition are 3 top factors that lead to bringing a Ready, Willing & Able Buyer to a Property nowadays. 

The general public has become more Market Savvy with the advent of Internet Real Estate Sites providing various data.

Coming in as the 3rd REALTOR is often a very difficult position to be in, due to preconceived notions and previous experiences, that in some cases, may not be all positive.  At this point our JOB, as Professionals is to Deal with the Facts and Focus in the Present and Plan to the Future.

Have you ever had a previous experience with a Medical Professional who did not help your condition improve ?  Did you throw in the towel and give up on getting better? No, you may have been urged to SEEK another PROFESSIONAL Opinion. Sometimes, you were even given a name, or, referred to a Professional, by someone you know who had a successful experience!

Real Estate Markets are different and Local Markets Vary by their Uniqueness of Neighborhood ABSORPTION RATES, along with specific economic conditions. As Experienced Professional REALTORS, we use the latest area statistics, to provide a REALISTIC time Frame and COMPETITIVE MARKET ANALYSIS to position your home to sell!  This, combined with the latest Internet Marketing & Syndication techniques, is the backbone for a successful Marketing & Sales Plan to maximum exposure of Your Property to the Masses and bring a Qualified Buyer!

No Matter what Your previous Position or Experience......our GOAL is the Same: To get you where you want to go in a timely manner, by providing you with facts to position your home to sell at a fair price, in a timely manner, with a hassle free transaction!

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Konnie Mac McCarthy
McLean, VA
Associate Broker - VA & MD
I always ask sellers. who call me how many realtors they have been through.....before I will work with them...particularly in this market..
Mar 26, 2008 08:58 AM #1
Danny Thornton
R & D Art - Knoxville, TN
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Jeff & grace, I would have to say I do not agree with the statement either.
Mar 26, 2008 11:55 AM #2
Jeff&Grace Safrin
F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - Valparaiso, IN

Hello Konnie - good advice I agree! Thanks for stopping by and sharing.

Hello Danny, It was funny when I heard it the other day for the first time, but I'm with you - doe not apply. Thanks for taking time to stop by and comment.



Mar 26, 2008 01:30 PM #3
Dave Woodson
Dave Woodson - Chesterton, IN
Not the Average Agent

I guess it is better than being the 4th mortgage broker to work on a deal.  Good news, I close those to.

You guys are awesome


Mar 26, 2008 02:24 PM #4
Jeff&Grace Safrin
F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - Valparaiso, IN

Hello Dave - Thanks for taking time to stop by and comment - sounds like your experience in the business is an advantage to clients who have also gone elsewhere without results - you are the awesome one day - creative financing is much more challenging these days than selling!



Mar 26, 2008 02:46 PM #5
Deb Brooks
Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas - Wichita Falls, TX
Hi Jeff and Grace! They say third time's a charm or strike three you're out! Thank heavens for your charm! Way to go. Keep it up! Later in the rain~Deb
Mar 26, 2008 03:13 PM #6
Jeff&Grace Safrin
F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - Valparaiso, IN

Hello Debra - Thank God it was a Home Run :) - It's alot of pressure being up at bat 3rd with full count :) LOL thanks for taking time to stop by and for your comments.



Mar 26, 2008 03:22 PM #7
Jo-Anne Smith
Oakville, ON

Grace and Jeff,

Interesting saying.....however, if the first agent does a proper job at the start, there's no need for a third REALTOR.

I agree that back-up offers are great...especially for the seller, and often for the buyer. In the end, I believe that the buyer(s) who are supposed to get the house, end up getting it.
Sometimes I've wondered if a property chooses it's owners...


Aug 29, 2008 12:36 AM #8
Jeff&Grace Safrin
F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - Valparaiso, IN

Hello Jo  Ihad never heard this saying before until CRS class where many students knew it ???

I don't agree with the saying as I mentioned in my post.  Jeff and I have been the 3rd REALTOR many a time.We cannot pass judgment on why the homes did not sell previously, but we can do everything in our repertoire of marketing and practice to get the home sold :)

Great philosophy on the buyers who are supposed to get the home do! I never thought of it that way - but certainly have witnessed many deals turn out that way come to think about it :)

Thanks for taking time to stop by and comment.



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