Have you ever walked out of a listing appointment with doubts?
Doubts about the property?
Perhaps those doubts are grounded in concerns about the property condition, location, or just general salability. Or maybe the property is outside your normal market and you're uncomfortable about your knowledge of the area.
Doubts about the seller?
Did you get the feeling from countless lengthy emails that this seller is going to be a real time-zapper? Or maybe you experienced bad vibes from the seller - and your instinct is to get out of there and never go back.
I experienced a little bit of both yesterday - a property in the midst of renovations that may or may not be completed and a time-zapping seller with an inflated view of his property value. "Im sorry, I'm not the right agent for you" just doesn't come naturally to me.
In fact, I don't remember any time in my long career when I actually turned down a listing. How about you? If you have walked away from a potential listing, what was your reason for doing so?
Ironically, I saved this blog to "draft" on Tuesday until I had time to upload an appropriate image. In the meantime, the seller emailed me to say they had chosen another agent.
I have never been so relieved to NOT get a listing!
But my time was not wasted... this experience did provide a blog topic and hopefully opened the door to some interesting stories about how YOU handled doubts about taking a listing.