Ok, I go on about 110 listing appointments per year and get about 73% of them. Some of them I decline and some of them list with a higher promised price, and then some sellers just don't like my style. But last week, I lost one for the first time for this reason.
The other agent actually agreed to donate 8 hours of their time to help the seller physically move out of the house after it sells. I have been upstaged! I coud not help chuckling audibly when the seller informed me of their decision to go with that agent. 8 hours of my time is worth about the same amount as the commission would have been and although I am called a mover and a shaker, that's not the kind of mover I am.
I admire the agents commitment to keep from starving as the agent has two other listings and 4 sales for 2011. On this listing, I have to say...Better him than me!