Sometimes the Bottom Falls Out

Real Estate Agent with Realty Direct Inc.

As Realtors, we spend vast amounts of time trying to keep a deal together until it reaches the closing table.  We complete forms in a timely manner, communicate with clients regularly, and dot every i as well as cross every t.

Sometimes, in spite of our best efforts, the bottom falls out of a deal.  At that point, there is nothing we can do about it.  It is over. Finished.  Kaput.

We can sing the coulda-woulda-shoulda song.  But what good would that do?  We must come to terms with our disappointments and dashed hopes, and MOVE ON.

Manage our emotions.  Omit negative mind-chatter.  Value the clients that we have left.  Enjoy life because each moment is a gift.

Orchestrate new business immediately. Never forget to count our many blessings.

Today, the bottom fell out of one of my deals.  You know what?  It did not sting as much as it used to because I was able to MOVE ON.

May you MOVE ON to so much success and abundance that you have to share it with others.

Comments (5)

Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

Sharon: If we had a crystal ball we'd avoid those deals like the plague because they are no fun for all concerned. Somehow we DO always think there is something else we could have done. But if there were, we would have done it.

Jun 28, 2012 02:51 PM
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Good for you Sharon. Don't let that failed deal keep you down. It Great to be able to Move On. BTW, Welcome to Active Rain! It's always a pleasure to meet some one new in our community. I love you nice background image. Have A Great Day!

Jun 28, 2012 03:56 PM
John F Muscarella
Broker/Owner, Venice, FL, Florida's Suncoast

Good attitude you are developing.  You can't save every deal as you say and sometimes it doesn't work.  But when you focus on the right things it becomes just another day another transaction in your business.  There will be others and you always learn from these deals.

Jun 28, 2012 06:11 PM
Sharon Avery
Realty Direct Inc. - Marlboro, MD

Thanks for the encouraging words.  I am new to this profession, and I am doing everything that I can to remain as hopeful as possible.

Jun 28, 2012 09:12 PM
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy and evening Sharon


 Welcome to the ActiveRain Real Estate blogging community! You'll sure find a lot of mighty fine folks here in the community to get to know. I'm one of the many ActiveRain community Ambassadors.


If you should ever have any questions about how to do anything or about the rules of the ActiveRain community, please feel free to contact me either by sending me a e-mail or by giving me a call, I'll sure be mighty glad to give you a helping hand. If for some reason I don't know the answer to a question which you might have, I'll sure will find out the answer and get back to you with it.


Take the time to look at the different groups within the community, pick some different groups to join, post your bolg posts in them, be sure to take the time to read the posting guidelines of each group you might want to join, you'll sure will want to follow them. Members can join as many or as few of the different groups within the community as they would like to.


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Keep up your mighty fine job of posting! I'll be looking forward to seeing even more blog posts written and posted by you, plus seeing you join some of the mighty fine groups in the community.

Have a good one

Dale in New Hampshire

Jul 01, 2012 12:21 PM