Getting ready to get ready...

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My first broker would occasionally accuse me of "Getting ready to get ready". I think she meant that I was doing things that were not very productive. I think sometimes she might have been right. Since then I have always tried to be mindful to not delay, linger or wait to get things done. Most of the time I am successful, but not always.

I have seen this in my clients as well at times. There are well meaning clients that keep working on a home to get it ready for sale long after the home IS ready for sale. This is great for potential buyers, but there really is a diminishing return for the sellers.

Buyers afflicted with this disease tend to look at many homes, believing that they are just not quite ready to pull the trigger to buy, but want to keep looking. These clients can wear me out.

So, today, I have resolved to get things done. No more getting ready to get ready. Just as soon as I get some water. And check Facepage. And maybe look for those new shoes I need on line.

Beware the dreaded "Getting ready to get ready", disease!

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Peter den Boer, Associate Broker, Realtor

Atlanta Communities Real estate Brokerage


Ph. 770.713.1545


I write about daily life as a Realtor in the Towne Lake Community in Woodstock Georgia.


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Grant Schneider
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Good morning Peter den Boer - this symptom is also known by the paralysis of analysis.

May 28, 2019 05:48 AM #1
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning, Peter - Ah yes.   The best time.  That perfect home.  The right opportunity.  So many factors but the one that is the most important varies by person.  We can find "it"  when good questions are asked.  We listen carefully.  We learn.  And experience.  Good thoughts.  

May 28, 2019 05:52 AM #2
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Peter. Your old Broker was a smart guy. I think you really get it now.

May 28, 2019 08:38 AM #3
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

A disease that I am familiar with both in myself and in others, thanks for the reminder to be mindful about this.

Jun 04, 2019 02:10 PM #4
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