Nvrwrong - Lesson Learned

Reblogger Gabe Sanders
Real Estate Agent with Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales 3090099

I loved this post from Debe Maxwell and know of a number of people who could use this license plate.  (I know that my wife feels that I could use it as well.)


Original content by Debe Maxwell, CRS 228209

Nvrwrong - Lesson Learned

A friend of mine, who is married to a surgeon, bought her hubby a personalized license plate years ago, "Nvrwrong."  It took everyone NO time to understand what it meant (NEVER wrong) as we know him well!  We thought it was the funniest plate we had seen around Charlotte!




I also have a personalized tag and when was approaching my car after a client meeting, I thought of our friend's tag - I know someone who could use it more than our friend...and if there are 2 available, well, I have great candidates for them both - maybe NVRWRNG2!


Never wrong #2


Trying to save deals is what we do and sometimes, no matter how pre-emptively we strike, it's just not enough!


I much prefer a healthy debate than an arguement and to have someone shout at others that they 'KNOW' what they're talking about - when in reality, they don't - can be very frustrating to everyone!  They are the 'nvrwrong' type - we all know them!  When doing a business transaction with them, you really have to uber-prepare your clients...and sometimes the other agent.


I had a really nice sale that was very close to falling apart simply because of that mentality...and it was over a $100 repair that didn't REALLY need to be done!  


What would you do?  Probably the same thing that I tried to do - time is money and putting them back in the car is not an option.  We sould step in and pay the $100 for the repair and move on, right?


FrustrationWRONG!  Not this buyer!  The buyer refused to allow me to pay for the repair - vehemently - you know, the NVRWRONG type of response!  Not only that, the other agent wouldn't pay for the repair to be made and allow me to write a personal check to cover the cost.  OH BOY, TWO NVRWRONGs in one transaction!


I had explained - adnauseum - the monetary costs associated with this deal terminating to BOTH sides and they had been at a stand-off for a full week.  FINALLY, I set up a meeting with both of them, face-to-face and guess what?  They BOTH responded to a simple spreadsheet that I created to share the costs associated with termination!  Mind you, I had reviewed the numbers with both of them previously, one-on-one but, they didn't have the spreadsheet in front of them until our meeting.  


Sometimes it's the simple things - being face-to-face and having the visual to get your point across.  In this case, it shouldn't have taken that much effort, seriously.  I put a lot of thought into how to get my message across to these two "Nvrwrong'ers" and decided to make one final attempt at salvaging the deal.  Thankfully both responded but, I knew if I could only get one of them to see my point, that's all it would take!  Instead, I walked away from the meeting feeling relieved - I had convinced them both to meet in the middle and move forward.


If you see yourself as one who is 'Nvrwrong,' sometimes listening is the best medicine to cure your syndrome!  Try it - you and everyone you come in contact with will appreciate it!




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James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Gabe.  I know the feeling as my wife reminds me of this on a weekly basis.  She's never wrong..  Don't believe me, just ask her.

Dec 01, 2016 03:11 AM #1
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

This is a great post to share as we have all come in contact with this type of person. Debe Maxwell did an excellent job.

Dec 01, 2016 06:52 AM #2
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I think a vanity plate like that would lead to people trying to prove that person wrong, haha.

Dec 01, 2016 07:28 AM #3
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

This is a good post Gabe and well worth your repost.  Mark

Dec 01, 2016 04:48 PM #4
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Re-post Debe Maxwell post is a great choice for a re-post.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Dec 01, 2016 05:12 PM #5
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
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This is an excellent selection for a reblog.

I hope you are having a most productive week.

Dec 01, 2016 06:26 PM #6
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI Gabe Sanders - this is a great post to share with others - Thank you for sharing it!

Dec 01, 2016 07:42 PM #7
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

There's always lessons to be learned no matter how much we think we know at any given point

Dec 02, 2016 11:56 PM #8
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read my re-blog.

Jan 03, 2017 10:49 AM #9
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thanks for your comments, always appreciated.

Jan 03, 2017 10:49 AM #10
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