In real estate, my worst thing is asking for extensions of listing agreements. And when I have to ask for one a second time, I really really hate it!
So this afternoon, I have to ask some sellers for a second extension - at least if I want to keep the listing I do. And at this juncture, I think I do.
But like most of us, I don't do well with rejection. And I'm convincing myself that the sellers are going to want to fire me.
B'bye Pat? Oh! No!
This isn't the first time I've had to grovel for an extension, though I haven't had to do it recently. But no matter how many times I do it, it doesn't get any easier. I guess with longer periods of time on the market, I need to do a serious attitude adjustment. I have been getting longer listing periods, and if they expire, I'll just have to suck it up!
While I hate the extension thing, and while I have this stupid conversation with that whiny little voice in my ear (scoot! Go away!) about getting dumped, I don't think I've ever had sellers really fire me. I've fired myself a couple of times or referred the sellers to another agent, but these might have been a preemptive strike on my part - dump them before they dump me?
No, I'll go into the office, corner my very wise broker, and get whatever good advice I need.
The bottom line - I want to do what is best for these clients. They are terrific people who need their house sold. Maybe another agent would be able to get the job done better than I could. Except I am pretty good at this!
It looks better this morning than it did last night. Sleeping on is does help! And I do realize that part of being successful in this market is being able to hold onto listings for as long as it takes to get them sold!