Back Up the Bus. It's on My Foot!

Reblogger Barbara Todaro
Services for Real Estate Pros with RE/MAX Executive Realty 104763

This was a new one to me..... 

Original content by Monica Hill DE#R1-0003085 PA#RS347136



With our competitive market, multiple offers are becoming the norm, especially with houses that are priced according to the comparables, are in great condition, and are located where the buyers want to be. So, when a recent listing went on market and multiple offers were presented, I got the thrill of helping the sellers sort through the details and then the part of our business that is a necessity but is the tougher part: delivering the news to the Realtors whose clients’ offers were rejected. Much as I try to be professional, challenges can arise based on the other agents’ responses. Most are gracious, thankful for a swift update, and fully understand that there can only be one winner. The occasional one stands out though who has to try to strongarm the situation. This last multiple offer presented one such situation. After I hung up the phone, I got a call from my sister. She sensed my mood was off and I said it was due to another Realtor’s unrealistic expectation after being informed his client’s offer was rejected. My sister’s response?  “Back up the bus! It’s on my foot!” I have NO idea where she came up with that one, but boy, was it accurate.


How often do we do that to one another in this business? We’re frustrated because we don’t get the response we want from the other side, but is a bruising attitude the way to force the situation to work to our client’s advantage? Not in my experience.

An important thing to remember is we need to leave the pathways open so that the next time we have a potential transaction, it will be welcomed. Start your engines, Realtors, but keep your bus moving forward!



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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

That's a new expression to me...but a good description !

May 26, 2019 05:53 AM #1
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Barbara. I would like to have coffee with that sister! Monica's sister sums it up well. Enjoy your day!

May 26, 2019 05:54 AM #2
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Good morning, Barbara... thanks for the reblog. I missed the first posting. Love that expression, but it's a new one on me. Nothing much gets accomplished in life without just keeping that bus moving forward.

May 26, 2019 05:58 AM #3
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Barbara, for sharing this reblog selection.

May 26, 2019 06:00 AM #4
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Great blog. It will look even better viewing from the device if you add balck color to the words.  Too light. Have a great Mem Weekend.

Sam Shueh

May 26, 2019 06:14 AM #5
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Great choice for a reblog and that is so true.  I have had agents be overly upset with that type of news and their response has led me to think what a relief that I don't have to work a transaction with them.  I also keep that in mind for the future.

May 26, 2019 06:36 AM #6
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Happy Sunday Barbara,  Great reblog on this one.  Can not say I heard this expression before.


May 26, 2019 06:44 AM #7
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Barbara Todaro ,

What a great post to re-blog. I've never heard this expression before but will go and comment on original post.

May 26, 2019 07:09 AM #8
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

Cute expression. With some other agents, it's their way only...too bad, but it doesn't  always work that way!

May 26, 2019 07:16 AM #9
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

 Thank you for sharing Monica‘s blog post with us this morning. I have really never thought of it this way before, Barbara Todaro 

May 26, 2019 07:38 AM #10
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

New saying to me, too.


May 26, 2019 08:22 AM #11
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Barbara.

Like everyone else, that's a new one on me.  I would have missed this one, thanks

May 27, 2019 02:03 AM #12
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

thanks, everyone, for your comments.... the post was a good one!

May 27, 2019 01:19 PM #13
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