I'm glad we saw the house again, and I'm glad we didn't write an offer.

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843

I showed a couple 5 houses Tuesday and 5 houses Wednesday.  On Wednesday we found a very nice home that they decided they wanted.  The kitchen was fantastic, the living room and family room were spacious, and the bathrooms were exactly what they wanted.

There were a few negatives.  The size of the master bedroom was a little smaller than they wanted and the backyard was also smaller than they liked.  We decided to think about it for a day and then go see 2 others.

I didn't tell the couple this, but I scheduled another showing for the house they thought they wanted right after the 2 others yesterday.

Guess what?  They didn't like it the second time.  It was the same house, but it was like they were seeing it for the first time.  

The fantastic kitchen was fantastic because of  how it looked.  Ceramic tile back splash, stainless steel appliances, and granite countertops were nice to look at, but after further review the kitchen wasn't as functional as it could be.

The spacious family and living rooms were TOO spacious.  They realized that their existing furniture wouldn't come close to filling the rooms.  They were just TOO big.

The smaller backyard that they were willing to deal with looked even smaller this time around.  With 2 medium sized dogs they realized that it just wasn't big enough. 

Of course I like writing offers and closing deals...  but I like happy clients more.  If they would have purchased this house they wouldn't have been happy living there, and that isn't good for anybody.  I'm glad we saw it again, and I'm glad we didn't write an offer.  Let the house hunting continue!

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Fort Wayne Realtors Jared and Amanda Christiansen with Century 21 Bradley

Amanda Christiansen is an award winning Realtor with Christiansen Group Realty.


Jared Christiansen is a business partner and in charge of marketing and taking care of things behind the scene.


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Amanda can be reached at 260-704-0843, and Jared can be reached at 260-704-0842, or you can email us at JaredChristiansen@gmail.com, or Amanda427@gmail.com.




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Tara Cummins
Stratagy4SuccessNow - Mesa, AZ
Marketing Concierge, Strategy4SuccessNow

Good for you for being proactive and putting your clients first!  I'm a firm believer that treating people right is always the best way to do business - and the money will follow.

Jan 21, 2011 04:10 AM #1
Janette Lourantos
Sotheby's International - Acton, ON

Im a great believer in taking the clients back to the house they are considering putting an offer in on. Especially when you are showing 5 at a time... a lot of clients get confused as to what they saw in what house. Good for you! Im glad to hear that :)

Jan 21, 2011 04:53 AM #2
Erby Crofutt
B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing (www.b4uclose.com) - Lexington, KY
The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY

"Of course I like writing offers and closing deals...  but I like happy clients more."

Words of wisdom that more agents should abide by!

Jan 21, 2011 05:19 AM #3
Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

Smart on all ends. Smart to schedule the re-showing in case they did like it, and smart for you all to realized they did NOT like it. The client is the deal, not the house.

Jan 21, 2011 07:01 AM #4
Pat Haddad, ABR, CRS, ePRO, GRI
Keller Williams Indianapolis Metro NE - Carmel, IN
Carmel, Fishers, Westfield IN Real Estate Expert

Jared--I always try to get people in at least twice before writing an offer.  It will either look better the second time, or not so much.  Good post!

Jan 21, 2011 03:57 PM #5
Barbara Hensley
RE/MAX Properties - Rockwall, TX
Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas

This type of attitude is one that every REALTOR should have.  I would be comfortable referring any client to you knowing that their best interests would be at the top of your list. 

Jan 21, 2011 11:34 PM #6
Brin Realty Associates Team At Bean Group
Bean Group | Brin Realty Associates - Amherst, NH
Amherst NH homes and Southern NH real estate

I think you did the right thing and maybe even dodged a bullet...sometimes when a buyer is teetering an agent will give a nudge and in they go...then when they are well into the deal the remorse sets in.  You did good.  You did right and good for you!

Jan 22, 2011 12:31 AM #7
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