If You Didn’t Hire Me to Sell Your House, I Don’t Blame You

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Real Estate Agent with The Boulevard Company SC 66445

There’s such a pity party that goes on behind the scenes in this line of work. Every day real estate agents are moping around because someone they know didn’t think to hire them when they needed help with buying or selling a house. Hurt feelings turn to anger and then fester and cause resentment toward the acquaintance who “betrayed” the agent by hiring the agent’s competitor.

If you and I have had a conversation and I have failed to share with you how I can help you achieve your goals in real estate and wealth building, is that YOUR fault? If another agent has demonstrated his ability to help you and I haven’t, does that give me a reason to be upset with you? I don’t think so.

In my experience, agents lose business because they’ve failed to communicate. Either they’ve lost touch with the person, the person doesn’t know the agent is a real estate expert, or the person isn’t aware of the agent’s scope of services. In any of these three cases, the agent has no one to blame for the missed opportunity but himself.

If someone I know chooses to work with another agent, I choose not to feel rejected. It’s a learned skill (that I prefer not to practice!). Chances are, the person’s agent selection had nothing to do with me… which is why I’m the only one to blame.

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Stephanie Davis REALTOR® ABR, GRI, SFR
© Carolina One Real Estate

843-870-0890

Serving Goose Creek and the Greater Charleston, SC area
www.agentinthecreek.com

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P.J. Virgilio Jr., Realtor 408-568-6578 Selling homes in the Greater San Jose area and South through San Martin, Gilroy
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Stephanie,

You are absolutely correct and I am correcting the "lost connections" this month of some clients past, a very humbling task!

Dec 08, 2010 03:13 AM #1
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Stephanie Davis
The Boulevard Company - Charleston, SC
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Thanks Patrick. I think it's easy for agents to lose perspective. Most welcome a jolt back to reality. Good luck with your goal!

Dec 08, 2010 02:12 PM #2
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Laura Sargent
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Good insight and simply put! 

Dec 09, 2010 11:39 AM #3
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Stephanie Davis
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Thanks Laura!

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