Sometimes Your Best Isn't Good Enough

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Metro Center Alexandria Licensed in DC, MD and VA

 I have learned that even when you know you've done your best for your clients, they will still blame you when things fall apart. Business relationships are about working together and sometimes things don't work out.

                                                                        Do Your Best

I am always going to bat for my clients. They never see what happens behind the scenes as I try to be the glue holding things together and with Real Estate it's not just the Buyer all by themselves but the Seller, the Appraiser, the Home Inspector, the Listing Agent, the Title company and those are just a few of the parties that can help to make the transaction happen or break the deal completely. Don't always point the finger at the one who is representing you and has your best interest at heart.       

Realtor's work very hard at what they do and when deals fall apart, guess what, Realtor's don't get paid. I can't think of any Realtor who intentionally does anything to not receive a commission check. I love what I do and I work to do my very best for every client I represent! That's a fact! 

As long as you know in whatever you do that you have done your best, that is all you can do.  Don't fall apart when your deals fall apart.  There is always another deal on the way so don't miss it and don't wallow in your own private pity party!  Pat yourself on your back, regroup and get back out there!  You are a winner if you don't lose hope and don't give up!  Keep it moving!  You live to fight another day!

Lisa Bailey-Harper, The Realtor in Your Backyard
Multi-Million Dollar Sales Club
Keller Williams Metro Center Alexandria, VA
Licensed in DC, MD and VA
703-535-3618
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Comments (6)

1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 116 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

Doing your best is all you can do..  sometimes I think it's wise to let me know some of what goes on behind the scenes so they can appreciate the fact that you are working to make it happen for them.

Oct 20, 2015 12:06 PM
Lisa Bailey-Harper
Keller Williams Metro Center Alexandria - Alexandria, VA
Realtor - Metro DC Homes For Sale

I agree Judi.  Sometimes it still doesn't help but at least you did your all.  Thanks.

Oct 20, 2015 12:08 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Yes, Lisa all you can do is your best.  Some will appreciate it and some will not.

Oct 20, 2015 12:50 PM
Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

Hi Lisa Bailey-Harper You are correct that you need to keep moving and live to fight another day!!

Oct 21, 2015 09:05 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Lisa Bailey-Harper very well said - sometimes it's not the end result we have expected, does not mean we give up or retire.

"Don't fall apart when your deals fall apart. "

The best course of action is - regroup.

Oct 21, 2015 03:37 PM
Jeff Perlis Prime Properties
Prime Properties - Lake Arrowhead, CA
Experience Your Own Transformation!

Yes, I agree. Some days are better, some days are not as good, but there is hopefully  tomorrow when you can do better. 

May 12, 2018 12:42 AM