Showing you homes & sending listings for 15 months & You What ^&*$% ?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with California Coastal Estates BRE 01329427

Showing you homes and sending listings for 15 months & You what ^&*$% ?

Can you guess what comes next?

"Oh! We closed on a home a week ago".

Okay okay.... You know now... What comes next.....

It was a friend from sports that I have known 7 years. She bought in the neighborhood I have been sending info all along. We talked weekly and we discussed homes, the neighborhood, the market and of course the kids. She would never go to another agent/Realtor, you say.....

You just honestly should never underestimate "the people". Forget about friends and family in this field for loyalty. You will be disappointed by the "closest of close" in your circle. Not all, but there will be one or two......

It has happened to me more than once I hate to say.... But yes! THE FIRST WORDS THAT COME OUT OF MY MOUTH WHEN I GET THE MESSAGE IS,

"SAY WHAT???"

Why am I still surprised when it happens after I have been in the business for 29 years? Because you think loyalty comes before anything.... One thing I can say..... "I didn't lose sleep over it...."

We are hear to help, share and guide our fellow colleagues her on AR. Again, I am only here to help you newbies know that it happens. Don't get crazy! Don't go buy the house, if it is a listing! It happens! March through.... I got three more buyers the same week.

Since nothing bugs me now when it comes to business, since family is still far more important to me in life and priority. As usual....

But you you still "say what?????"

 

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Rainmaker
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Lauren Selinsky Broker CRS
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Peter Mohylsky an open house and the agent basically stating that the offer was best if written by him. Can you say, unethical?

 

 

Jan 17, 2017 04:37 PM #3
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Lauren Selinsky Broker CRS
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Thank you Kathleen Kathleen Daniels I feel the same way... We are professionals and had "we" received a down payment, it wouldn't happen. ;)

Jan 17, 2017 04:38 PM #4
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Ed Silva
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But I do appreciate all the information you gave me.  Some people just don't want their friends or family members to know all their business.

Jan 17, 2017 04:52 PM #5
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Lauren Selinsky Broker CRS
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Ed, I always tell my clients I don't approve them. Their personal financial business goes to their lender. I just simply show them homes after making appointments. Of course they also want us to frequent their restaurants and give them business advice in real estate. That is the best part!

Jan 17, 2017 05:00 PM #6
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Gita Bantwal
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Lauren, it has happened to me too. This person is a friend of my husband and used  to come to our house every week . He asked me questions about real estate. And then bought at an open house for the same reason you mentioned.

Jan 17, 2017 05:05 PM #7
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Lauren Selinsky Broker CRS
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Gita Bantwal we are experts and quite frankly I feel we are the best representation they can get. These agents block them in a corner and the buyers think they have no choice. Usually, not the case!

Craziness! Are you still friends?

Jan 17, 2017 05:17 PM #8
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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We have all been there, Lauren! It's a tough situation to deal with. 

Jan 17, 2017 05:22 PM #9
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Lauren Selinsky Broker CRS
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Debe, it is.... Unfortunately...

Jan 17, 2017 05:27 PM #10
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Fred Griffin
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  Buyers like that just don't understand what we do for a living.  It's doubly painful when it's friends or relatives.  But you have to put it behind you, and move on.

Jan 17, 2017 06:00 PM #11
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Character, integrity and loyalty or their lack of, truly comes out in the home buying process...we all experienced this event and most of us react the same way. I still have it fresh in my mind and ironically it was at the bottom of the market, where there was a glut of inventory....Endre

Jan 17, 2017 07:09 PM #12
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Lauren Selinsky Broker CRS
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Fred Griffin i truly moved on, but it does still sting when it happens...

Jan 17, 2017 10:33 PM #13
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Lauren Selinsky Broker CRS
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Ughhh Endre Barath, Jr. so unfortunate... it happens.

Jan 17, 2017 11:52 PM #14
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Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
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As you say Lauren.  We have all experienced it and yet it is always a shocker.  Mark

Jan 18, 2017 12:25 AM #15
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James Dray
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Good morning Lauren.  I can remember when it first happened to me.  I just said NEXT and moved on.

Jan 18, 2017 04:12 AM #16
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Mike Bjork
American Pacific Mortgage - Redondo Beach, CA

Definitely not a good feeling.  Sorry this happened to you. I think for anybody, whom have been in sales over an extended time, definitely has felt betrayed by somebody whom they "thought" had some loyalty.  You're absolutely right that you can't allow yourself to get entangled over it; otherwise, you will only keep yourself from moving forward and lose out on other potential business.  Great post, Lauren! 

Jan 18, 2017 10:05 AM #17
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Lauren Selinsky Broker CRS
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Thanks Mike Bjork and yes have to keep moving forward and received several buyers immediately.

Jan 20, 2017 01:15 PM #18
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Lauren Selinsky Broker CRS
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Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint we have... Unfortunately, it happened early on 20 something years ago.... But it is still disapppointing.... (they say,,,, they just didn't know...)

Jan 24, 2017 03:29 PM #19
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Lauren Selinsky Broker CRS
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James Dray we do have to say, "next..." but still.... aghhhh

Jan 24, 2017 03:29 PM #20
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
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It's the same with listings too.... those surprises are no longer so surprising.

Jan 24, 2017 11:49 PM #21
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Lauren Selinsky Broker CRS
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Isn't that the truth Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089

Jan 27, 2017 12:43 AM #22
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