Scratching my head------ What just happened?

Real Estate Agent with RETIRED 200305001

The real question might be "What can I learn from this"?   All to often we are focused on the Buyer and whether they are ready today.

I have been on the other side of this twice recently. A month ago I took my trade in car to the next town over (65 miles one way) to show them what I had and preview some options for my wife. When they found out the final decision was hers, they gave me the bums rush. We bought her new car elsewhere the next week.

Yesterday I went to a large gun store to preview options should I get a "carry" permit. Seeing I wasn't ready to buy then, they were not ready to answer questions. Now I know where I WON"T be spending my money.

How often have we sent the same message to Buyers that were close, but not today? Your Thoughts?

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Rob Shepherd -  ABR, GRI, REALTORS® for Florence Oregon Real Estate
Expert in helping those buy or sell Florence Oregon property and retire in Oregon. Call me anytime or visit my website for local listings and information on Florence Oregon.
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Comments (5)

Edward Hamill
NRT Southeast / Coldwell Banker - Osprey, FL
Market Leader / CBInTouch Expert

Great point Rob!  Every interaction is a potential sale...maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but eventually!  That is why we should always strive to create Raving Fans at every turn!  (PS - Go Blue!)

Jun 17, 2014 04:42 AM
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

I'd never sell a damn thing if I treated people that way Rob.  I treat them all the same whether they are buying today, next week, next month or next year.  I just discourage them from picking out fabrics or making a final decision on anything because frames and fabrics can be discontinued by the time they are ready to buy.

Jun 17, 2014 07:48 AM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Rob - Amazing about the car. As a woman, I've found that they don't want to talk to me even if it is my decision. They assume my husband will have the final word.

Last time I bought a car I shopped until I found a dealer who wanted to talk to ME.

Jun 17, 2014 01:37 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Rob, We all have to be careful not to send that message, because some buyers are sincere about using us to sell their home or buy a new one, but we have to be patient and go with their timing. We have written off buyers, then out of the blue, they called an ended up buying a home through us.

Jun 20, 2014 11:46 PM
Peter den Boer
Atlanta Communities - Woodstock, GA
MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor

Rob - Yes, that has happened to me before. And no, they did not get my business.

Jun 22, 2014 01:21 AM