Do Not Be An Adult Sitting In The Principal's Office

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty 0575737

Not A FriendOne thing observing on TV each night the politics of the season, without picking any sides, or putting out any opinion is what I call

Do Not Be An Adult Sitting In The Principal's Office.

In looking at this in terms of REAL ESTATE, think we are ALL EQUALS. It can NOT feel like that at times with one agent trying to bully another in a negotiation. Or a SELLER on one side trying to bully a buyer's agent with HIS or HER lofty and oftentimes unrealistic assessment of their home's value or proposed terms.

At least from the agent, be professional, be a fighter, be an equal, be respectful, civil, BUT FIRM in your representation. Do not be so nice, you get rolled over BY ANYONE.

Push back may open some eyes on the other side, but you are not a child. KEEP all interactions ADULT  to ADULT and don't leave that stance. A lot of this takes "self-confidence" NOT arrogance on your part, even if you are feeling a ton of arrogance and haughtiness coming from the other side. YOUR level head will always win out in the end with respect. It can be shocking in a negotiation what you see from the other side, but don't let it bother you, just KNOW WHO YOU ARE. AND you are NOT an adult at the Principal's office.

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Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
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And don't take it personally, a tough one for me at times! I feel that compromise is key. One side shouldn't screw the other. 

Thanks, Gary. I was never in the principal's office as a bad student, thank goodness!

Aug 27, 2015 03:50 AM #1
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Sharon Lee
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Well here is a fitting song for your post.

Aug 27, 2015 05:24 AM #2
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Kathleen Daniels
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Level heads will always prevail.  There is strategy to negotiating. Being a bully rarely works when the attempt is made with a strong and confident person.

Aug 27, 2015 07:01 AM #3
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Eileen Hsu
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Good analogy, it is important to be respectful, professional and advocate for your buyer or seller.

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William Feela
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You need to take a stand and not be afraid to defend it is that is what you believe.

Aug 27, 2015 01:13 PM #5
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Hi Gary...In my market we often work with agents that we know personally. It is very, very seldom that I ever encounter anyone being a bully or acting less than professional. Thank goodness.

Kate

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