Having seen Greg Nino's blog (I lost a listing to a big-boobed Realtor http://activerain.com/blogsview/583519/I-lost-a-listing) where he talked about losing listings to well endowed bimbettes. .. I started thinking about it. I have been fairly successful in my real estate career, and I am not a big-boobed Realtor. Am I losing listings to big-boobed listing agents with Barbie doll looks and anchorwoman teeth? I have lost listings (only once... okay... maybe twice.... allright, allright stop brow-beating me... more than twice) to other agents... some good, some not so good.
I can take it when I lose to another agent who I feel is a good Realtor. Someone who markets well, is a good negotiator, someone with a record of listing at reasonable prices, and decent sales. Someone, in essence, who I respect. And in reviewing those "losses" I haven't lost to any buxom young lasses.
I've lost a listing to Carolyn... an excellent Realtor in town... (she's known as the hat lady... I've never seen her about town "sans chapeau")... she's got an excellent record, good reputation, nice person (I like her a lot)... I can handle losing a listing to her. No shame in that. Clearly a handsome woman, but she's not a "big-boobed" Barbie doll.
I've lost a listing to John... also an excellent Realtor... used to be the manager of our office at one time, and then branched out to open his own independent brokerage. Knows everyone, I've had a couple of transactions with him... they went smoothly, professionally... no shame losing to John... but clearly, he ain't a big-boobed competitor either...(now I have to go home and poke out my mind's eye).
I've lost to John's partner, Sandra, too... again... an excellent Realtor... she knows everyone, sells everyone, has lived in the area for ever and is an Evanston institution... no shame losing to her either... I'm certainly not enjoying this streak, or even the "retelling"... it's starting to be a pattern... but Sandra isn't what I would consider a "big-Barbie-doll-boobed" Realtor either. So what's the deal?
I'm losing to talent. As you can tell, I ain't the most handsomest, Ken doll either. So when I win my listings I'm winning on talent, and it appears that when I lose, I'm losing to talent. I can live with that.
It's a good thing... now I won't have to get those implants!