A Time for Everything and Timing is Everything

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There is a time for everything under the sun…

A time to be born, a time to die

Timing is everything or at least it is very important. How often has a joke fallen flat because the timing to the punch line was off?A Time for Everything and Timing is Everything

In real estate, the timing of a seller willing to sell at the market value coming into alignment with a buyer willing to pay market value is paramount to the success of deal. Learning to dance to the timing of your client helps differentiate a good agent from a great agent.

Do you know a young man or woman who was not ready to settle into a committed relationship, but the person interested in that man or woman was ready? The timing was off. When the one not ready to make a commitment is ready, he or she may discover the interested other has now formed a committed relationship with someone else. Timing was vitally important.

Last night at our annual realtors® association banquet an awkward situation arose for many agents from our office. One of the association employees felt too many were seated at one of the tables our office had been assigned to. She came over and began to gruffly demand to have everyone’s name. There was a problem with timing. At the moment she was demanding in a quite loud voice, a person was offering the invocation and those around were quiet. An important discussion was necessary, but the timing of this discussion was completely out of whack.

As you consider important decisions, remember there is a time for everything. Discerning this timing will often determine whether the desired outcome is achieved. All agents could discuss in our office today was how rude the woman was last night. Her desired outcome was clearly not achieved.

There are moments where decisive action is required. Other moments demand a more patient approach. A slow steady hand is necessary. May you have the wisdom to be able to distinguish what the right timing may be!
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Janis Borgueta
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley - Newburgh, NY
LIC RE Salesperson

It is so important. Not only the timing, but the presentation of what you are doing.

Jan 20, 2012 04:42 PM #1
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Absolutely Cal.  Different times and situations will result with different outcomes based on a lot of external  influences.  

Jan 20, 2012 10:40 PM #2
Cal Yoder
Keller Williams Elite - Lititz, PA
Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744

Janis, agreed that presentation is also important. Timing the presentation is so vitally important. I really appreciate your comment.

Gabe, I bet I could learn an immense amount from you on this matter. Your timing is most likely impeccable. Thanks so much.


Jan 21, 2012 01:21 AM #3
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

You are so right, Cal! And there are times when it is simply time to wait. Every situation is different. Great post!

Jan 21, 2012 04:28 AM #4
Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Solutions - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

Oh, Cal, what an insightful post!  All of these situations are so important when it comes to timing. 

And I loved speaking with you the other day.  "Insightful" seems to be a very appropriate word to describe you.

Jan 21, 2012 07:34 AM #5
Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain - Cottonwood, CA


"Knowing the times and seasons and what to do," are remarkable qualitities in life and certainly real estate. I believe this quality can be learned if we are teachable and taught if we are patient. I appreciate you closing sentence. Best, SC

Jan 21, 2012 12:38 PM #6
Cal Yoder
Keller Williams Elite - Lititz, PA
Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744

Joni, thanks so much.

Mimi, I appreciate your kind words and it was great to talk to you as well. Thanks for your insights, I really appreciated it.

Steve, thanks for your encouragement and hopefully we will connect even more in the future.


Jan 21, 2012 10:48 PM #7
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