Doing the right thing, and it feels good!

By
Managing Real Estate Broker with Southeast Alaska Real Estate RECB 15265

Juneau is a small town, and pretty much everybody knows everybody else. 

It's hard not to trip over each other, and over our clients.

But the fact is, buyers and sellers come and go, we all need to continue to work together, and we don't have room to cut-throat eachother.

I just had a nice visit from another licensee in our town.  She brought me a HUGE bag of Boy Scout Chocolatey Triple Delight as a "thank you"!

I listed a house and someone emailed me about it right after it hit my website.  My seller had told me an agent we both knew mentioned in passing she might just know the right person for her beautiful home.

Since just about everyone appears to be on Facebook, I've developed a habit of looking to see if people are there.  There's a safety element to that, but mostly it's to help me recognize them when I get there. I can also see if we have any "mutual friends" which makes getting that connection easier.

Well, we had several "mutual friends".  One just happened to be that licensee.  While it was a bit akward, I got them hooked back up. 

Yeah, I could have taken the client.  But I didn't.  I've also deepened the trust I have with that licensee.  And I did the right thing. 

Popcorn, anyone?

Posted by

Debbie White, Broker

Prudential Southeast Alaska Real Estate

8465 Old Dairy Road #101

Juneau, AK 99801

907-723-9886 (Cell)

Comments (4)

1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

Glad that it all worked out.  I assume that you have a contract now on the house?

Mar 01, 2012 09:44 AM
Janis Borgueta
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley - Newburgh, NY
LIC RE Salesperson

Sometimes the right thing doesn't always mean the most money today.. but it serves best to have a reputation of gold.

Glad to see that there is a buyer ready for the home!

Mar 01, 2012 09:46 AM
Debbie White
Southeast Alaska Real Estate - Juneau, AK
I Sell Alaska!

All the showings are scheduled for Saturday, including the one from this licensee.  We will see! 

Mar 01, 2012 12:16 PM
James A. Browning
Browning Real Estate School/REO Institute - International, IT
MRE REOCertified(R) SSCertified

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Jul 09, 2012 01:47 AM