Well I didn't get it. Am I bummed - yeah a bit, but not too much.
My attitude is NOT that I lost the listing...I never had it to lose. But I didn't get it.
I was one of 3 agents who met with the sellers (FSBOs BTW) the other day to talk about my marketing and how I could help them. I have been sending them information once a week or so for months...so I was thrilled that they responded and asked me to come meet with them.
The meeting was short - they made it clear upfront that I, like the other 2, had 30 minutes. The goal was to talk a little about comps, answer questions, and for them to decide who they felt most comfortable with. It went well overall. They are experienced unrepresented sellers, having done this 5 times in the last 25 years. This time was not working for them (not the topic of this post but there are some good reasons why they have not been successful).
I was on my way to do an open house today when Mrs. Seller called. She wanted to let me know (as I have asked her to do) that they had made a decision to go with another agent but that they really liked me and wanted to keep me in mind in case things did not work out (I was pretty sure I was not agent #1 by this time). I guess being a runner-up is not really flattering, but they have known the other agent for some time. And when I asked about any feedback on my presentation, or if there were things that made them decide to NOT go with me she said no. They really liked me, my style, my knowledge, and my marketing. She said the only thing that made them decide in favor of the other agent was that they had known her for some time.They asked good questions during the meeting, and I had a good time talking with them about the problem that they were facing - how to sell this home that needed updating in a competitive market.
I'm OK with that. It's the way it is. Relationships are important, and I'm glad that I had the opportunity. And that the feedback was positive. I wished her well, and perhaps things will still work out. So I want to be Agent #2? That depends.
Anyhow, I picked up a lead on a listing for multimillion dollar ocean view home from the open house I did today (seller-t-be wants me to come meet with him this week), plus I got a referral from a past client in my old home back in Cambridge, so all in all it was a good day. Life goes on, doncha know?