Gut Feelings Are To Be Trusted

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291

 

Take a moment and  read this post by    

  Debbie  Laity

This is a wake up call to all Realtors®.

You need to be cautious and aware of who you are meeting...especially alone.

I am not telling you to be afraid or scare you.

 

Being aware is a must.

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My comment back to Debbie was the following:

'So happy to be reading this as YOUR blog and not headlines elsewhere. Trust that gut feeling...it is powerful and it works.'

 

Recently had a potential buyer ask me to meet him at a night at one of my properties that was vacant and on a wooded lot.

For me it was a no brainer to decline this appointment. He proceeded to ask if I was afraid of the dark. I answered not at all but I am afraid of you! 

There is no need to make an appointment with someone you don't know and put your self in danger.

        I did meet this person the next day while showing the property to someone else.

Had no problem mentioning that I do not show vacant homes after dark to strangers...no matter how qualified they appear.

Don't ever stop listening to your gut feeling. 

 

 

Margaret Rome

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Sam Shueh
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I always to make a sanity check to see if it makes sense. When I see a blocks long of people viewers stand outside to get inside to view a house. It is listed at $90K in a neighborhood where nothing sold under $800K.  You know the agent is playing games to drive the traffic.

If it is too real to be true then trust your judgement. Run do not walk away.

Mar 18, 2017 08:08 PM #1
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Sam Shueh Thanks for stopping by. Your comment would make a good post.

Mar 18, 2017 08:41 PM #2
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor,CRS,e-Pro
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Although my gut has gotten bigger over the years, it's still a finely tuned machine for guiding me through the years.

Mar 18, 2017 09:25 PM #3
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Jeanne Feenick
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I agree completely - call it gut feeling or intuition, but I agree that it is a steady guide that should be respected and followed.

Mar 18, 2017 10:24 PM #4
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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I had read Debbie's original post, and it offers sage advice.  I also agree, that our gut feelings need to be trusted.

Mar 19, 2017 01:20 AM #5
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386
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You are right on this, Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland and an excellent choice for personal safety.

Mar 19, 2017 04:43 AM #6
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Nathan Gesner
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We can't be too careful with our personal safety. It pays to stay aware of your surroundings, stay out of compromising positions, and be prepared to defend yourself.

Mar 19, 2017 07:23 AM #7
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Nathan Gesner Always being aware can keep you safe.

Mar 19, 2017 08:05 AM #8
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William Feela
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I seldom go wrong when I follow my gut although it can be hared to do at times.

Mar 19, 2017 10:30 AM #9
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William Feela Continue following your gut!

Mar 19, 2017 12:02 PM #10
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Anna Banana Kruchten, CRS
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Excellent reblog Margaret. Many years ago I had one of those gut feelings and took one of the guys along with me and very glad I did. 

Mar 19, 2017 06:03 PM #11
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I trusted my gut when I met a strange man at an open house a couple years ago.  I got out of that home and rid of him as quickly as possible.

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Anna Banana Kruchten You were aware and did what was necessary. So glad you did.

Mar 19, 2017 07:00 PM #13
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Chris Ann Cleland How did you handle the situation? Have you blogged about this experience. I bet it could help others.

Mar 19, 2017 07:01 PM #14
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Oh, that is so true, Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland - I preach that to others but, have a tendency to be too trusting myself. Ray will reel me in when I get 'brave' and say I'm headed out after dark!  

Mar 19, 2017 08:04 PM #15
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Debe Maxwell, CRS Good for Ray and reeling you in!!  Lee used to tag along on so many of my appointments.

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