I Was Just Thanked by the Agent Whose Buyer Didn't Get the House...

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Capital Properties


Because I knew the home was attracting enormous attention and would both get more than one offer and go over the asking price.  As a result I gave the process some time - 4 days from the Sunday open house to get offers into us.

Four buyers did pre inspections as a result.  Many others came through and viewed the house more than once, had the time to get their lending solidly in place and were comfortable with what they were buying.

The resulting contracts were clean, contingency free and each agent was allowed to present his/her client's offer in its best light.  It was smooth and utterly professional.

This morning one of the agents whose client did not have the winning offer called me to thank me for the opportunity to get her client in the door and to say how much she appreciated the way I handled the process, giving the buyers enough time to be very solid in their decisions.

By not pressuring anyone with an artifically quick timeline we got more professional agents, more solid buyers and solid offers which were much more beneficial to the seller in the long run.

And I got a thank you for my work which made me smile!



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Serving the Greater Bethesda real estate, Chevy Chase, Potomac, Kensington area communities and other surrounding areas.

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Josette Skilling

Associate Broker & Co-Founder

Urban Tree Properties, Keller Williams Capital Properties
7801 Woodmont Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
Cell: 301-385-9213
Office: 202-780-7570

Email: josette@urbantreeproperties.com
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Ken's Home Team LLC. | 360.609.0226 | Portland, OR & Vancouver, WA Real Estate Team
Ken's Home Team LLC. - Vancouver, WA

Great Job!!

Mar 12, 2010 02:06 AM #1
Richard Strahm
American Foursquare Realty - Lansdale, PA
Lansdale and North Penn Real Estate

Another shining example of the Golden Rule!  Treat others as you would treat yourself!

Mar 12, 2010 02:09 AM #2
Cynthia (Cindy) Vogt
Long & Foster Real Estate - Abington, PA

Good news! Maybe more agents will follow your lead and make multiple bid situations easier to handle.

Mar 12, 2010 02:11 AM #3
John Howard
Century 21 LeMac Realty - Mountain Home, AR
GRI, Mountain Home, Arkansas 870-404-3614

Josette,  Good for you!  And your client!  Seldom will a transaction work, unless all sides are happy.  Good job.

Mar 12, 2010 02:14 AM #4
Leila Brown
Keller Williams - Vienna, VA

You handled that sale in a very professional manner. Congratulations!

Mar 12, 2010 02:15 AM #5
Josette Skilling
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Bethesda, MD

Thanks guys!  The golden rule is so true... what goes around comes around.

Mar 12, 2010 04:58 AM #6
Lisa Schmitt
Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell - Plainfield, IL

Good for you! that's the way to do it.

Mar 12, 2010 04:01 PM #7
Michelle Pimentel
Empire Home Staging Solutions - Upland, CA
ASP, IAHSP Empire Home Staging


Fantastic!  If only every sale could go as smoothly.  Patience is a virtue...and your professional intuition was telling you to be patient and wait.  Way to go...strong multiple offers, a happy seller and I'm sure the new owners are happy you waited too! 

Mar 13, 2010 04:19 PM #8
Josette Skilling
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Bethesda, MD

Thanks!  Everyone is happy with the end result and even the other agents who got the chance to compete knew they had done their level best for their clients.  All of us put our clients' needs first and the result was a transaction that is marching to settlement soon!

Mar 14, 2010 03:51 AM #9
Suzanne Strickler
Realty Mark Associates - Havertown, PA
School is never out for the Successful.

Josette - It looks like you were in control of the deal all the way to executing the agreement. Congratulations on a job well done.


Mar 14, 2010 09:12 AM #10
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