Some Connections Are Just Not Meant To Be

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty 0575737

No ConnectionI am amazed by some Realtors for just trying to get a sale how they match up with just anyone.

Some Connections Are Just Not Meant To Be.

Sure we want to treat all customers fairly and give them good service. But sometimes the chemistry is all wrong with your style and who you are at your core. I firmly believe in Win-Win or no deal on buyers-sellers and agent-client. A client should not abuse a Realtor as a hard working professional with their time or money or language or energy. Unreasonable demands are ridiculous.

If you can be strong enough to sift through clients and not act desparate like the guy at the bar who will just take ANY girl, you'll be way ahead in the long run. There is GREAT power from really knowing who you are on the inside. Square pegs should not be jammed into round holes with toys. There are ALWAYS more fish in the ocean. And with 300 million plus Americans alone there are plenty of people in your backyard too. Will we make mistakes and align ourselves with a few stinkers along the way? Sure. But keep getting better at finding the ideal client for who you are as businessperson.That "perfect" date. It really does happen. The trick is not knowing them so much. But knowing YOU!!

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Teresa Harris
Lake Real Estate, LLC - Denver, NC
Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte

Hi Gary, you are right on with this one. How can you possibly work with someone that you don't get along with...no need for added stress!! 

May 11, 2009 04:25 PM #19
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Liz Moras Migic
Chilliwack, BC
Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor

Now are you sure thats not her DAD? :-)

May 11, 2009 04:40 PM #20
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Loreena and Michael Yeo
3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Prosper TX Real Estate Co. - Prosper, TX
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There was a time where every lead meant something to me - a paycheck! And it's not that I did them or wanted them for the wrong reasons but things were different in my beginning years.

Now, I understand I cant be a Realtor to everyone, just like I cant be a Mama to everyone.

I also realized that I'm not able to service all the leads that comes in. Once I figured that out, I had my sanity back.

May 11, 2009 07:01 PM #21
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Judy Jennings
The Green Company - Ashland, MA
Broker - The Lanterns at Warren Woods - Ashland MA

Gary - It certainly makes a world of difference when there is a connection.  Not so easy when you start out in the business, but does get better with experience.

May 11, 2009 10:30 PM #22
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Janice Roosevelt
Keller Williams Brandywine Valley - West Chester, PA
OICP ABR, ePRO,Ecobroker

Great post. Honesty with yourself, or as I've heard said, "to thine ownself be true."  Connections do mean alot

May 11, 2009 11:05 PM #23
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Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind
KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate - Tucson, AZ
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GOOD MORNING GARY!  Cute photo!  To know this, accept it and move on is great power! I enjoy reading your posts! -- Gabrielle

May 11, 2009 11:22 PM #24
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Marilyn Harrell
ReMax Riverhaven - Beaverton, MI
Wixom Lake - Beaverton MI

Great points to ponder!  There is no substitute - EXPERIENCE is the best teacher!

May 11, 2009 11:54 PM #25
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Marvin de la Vega
Realty Source Inc - Chula Vista, CA

Meaningful relationships, on a personal level and in business should always be fruitful for both sides. Great analogy, great post Gary.

May 12, 2009 01:20 AM #26
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Monika Depalo
GAFF'S REFERRAL'S INC. - Port Orange, FL
REAL ESTATE Agent/Stager

Gary,

Right.  Why waste your time.

The picture you posted with the blog is worth a thousand words!

Florida flag-Monika from Florida

May 12, 2009 02:55 AM #27
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Sally Dunbar
Lyon Real Estate, Fair Oaks CA (Sacramento Area) - Fair Oaks, CA
Fair Oaks Realtor - Fair Oaks Homes for Sale

Very true Gary.... stay away from those AH clients.  Chose the ones who you click with.

May 12, 2009 02:59 AM #28
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JL Boney, III
Coldwell Banker - Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC Real Estate

Sometimes it's hard to come to the realization that things just aren't meant to be, but can save yourself a lot of headache if you can catch on.

May 12, 2009 03:18 AM #29
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Elaine Giamona
McCoy Real Estate and Property Management, Lincoln, CA - Lincoln, CA
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Great photo, great blog.  As usual, you hit the nail... on the head.  Thanks, Elaine

May 12, 2009 04:31 AM #30
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Gary,

Oh there is soooo much truth in your message. It is all about knowing yourself and if it is a match!

May 12, 2009 02:45 PM #31
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Hi Gary!  This is SO true--sometimes it's just not meant to be a relationship at ALL!  Other times, it's a perfect relationship!

Have a wonderful Wednesday...

 

Debe in Charlotte

May 12, 2009 03:02 PM #32
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Renee Marrs Caperton
Marrs & Associates - Corsicana, TX
Realtor - Corsicana Texas Real Estate

Great post and so true! Thanks for sharing.

May 12, 2009 11:25 PM #33
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Wendy Welborne-Kimery
Keller Williams-Lake Norman Mooresville,NC - Mooresville, NC

So true, I give this one a BIG thumbs up.  : )

May 13, 2009 12:17 AM #34
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Russell Lewis
Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate - Austin, TX
Broker,CLHMS,GRI

"That "perfect" date." I gave up trying to be all things to all people long ago and have been better for it since! This is such a good, well written and CONCISE post. Thanks!

May 14, 2009 12:32 AM #35
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Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR
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I tend to bond with my clients and grow fond of them, even the cranky ones.  But sometimes, I had to let a few go - no regrets.

May 14, 2009 07:29 PM #36
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Betina Foreman
WJK Realty - Austin, TX
Realtor, C.N.E., with WJK REALTY

You are so right. Chemistry counts! If you can't really relate to someone how can you trust them. Last summer I lost a client to the listing agent on a home they were considering buying. My clients were older than me in their late 60's and as you know I am but a child of 45.  We had been working for a month to find the perfect house, they seemed happy with me and we spoke once a day for a month and emailed quite a bit. The long story short is the agent was at the house when we showed up and gasp started talking to my clients and would not stop! They had a lot more in common, age, political beliefs, and a few friends. Then my clients stopped taking my calls and low and behold two months later they bought a house from the listing agent. Arggh!

May 15, 2009 01:19 AM #37
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Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael) - Saint Michael, MN
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I won't say that I often let a client move on, but sometimes I encourage them to find someone else to work with. I release them from any contract with me.  There are some times it's just not meant to be.  I do not like living with regret. 

May 16, 2009 02:21 AM #38
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