Sorry Not Sorry But You're NOT Setting Me Up To FAIL!

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Commercial Real Estate Agent with Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker AZ BR 528507000

I'm primarily a listing agent, which I prefer (although I enjoy my great CRE buyer and tenant clients as well!)

 

When you take listings, as most real estate professionals know . . .

 

 . . . you gotta be able to SELL or LEASE them too! 

 

Just 'a sign on the highway' is not enough (although it's great for image, it's a 'negative cash flow' situation until it's not!)

 

 

I have listings I've held for YEARS. They are listings that will sell, to the right buyer, at the right time.

I bear the carrying costs. With a smile!

 

 

 

 

Those owners will agree to price changes, extensions and protect me during any lapse. I in turn am loyal to them and give generously of my time and energy.

 

I spend a lot of money on marketing and I don't skimp on quality.

 

So if you're lucky enough to have me working for you, you may not set me up to fail with unacceptable conditions.

 

  • We may not always be 100% sure on pricing (some of the properties are unique), and I'm the queen of 'not quite yet, let's squeeze it just a bit longer' but if I tell you we need to adjust, I'm trying to solve your problem. If you don't want to hear me, fine. But I don't want to hear you whining about why it's not done!

  • If I tell you this is gonna take time, GIVE ME TIME. If my analysis says it will take 18 months to move, don't insist on a 6 month listing.

  • Broker protection clause is in there for a reason. You don't get to use my marketing efforts to cut me out after expiration. So no, that is staying in.

  • My fee is determined according to the time, cost and effort required to move your property. Commissions are negotiable, you say? 
    We just did. 

  • You need me more than I need you. Please, by all means, find someone who fits better with you if you don't like how I roll. It's a big club! LOL

 

If you hire me, my mission will be to resolve your issue as quickly as possible . . . so you will be delighted enough to bring me more wonderful folks like you for my next project. I am single-mindedly committed to your success. 

 

Failure is not an option. 

 

 

🎶 We're holding the key to unlock our destiny

We were born to lead 🎶


(yes that is F Lee in the intro/outro, classic)

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Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker
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Hi Candice A. Donofrio Tearing them up in the desert!! Almost moved to Bullhead City in the 1980's...pulled out the Atlas and figured out how hot it was there and told the guy thanks but I like it colder.  As I sit here in 15 degree weather...I sometimes wonder if I made the right decision!!  Thanks for a spot on blog about sellers...I agree with all of your points. 

Nov 12, 2019 06:06 PM #10
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
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Everything up front with options avoids the 'scapegoat syndrome' that some sellers get when a property sits for a bit. Loved this..I'm the queen of 'not quite yet, let's squeeze it just a bit longer', great visual Candice!

Nov 12, 2019 06:33 PM #11
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Lynn B. Friedman
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Candice A. Donofrio  
I love that you and Liz and Bill Spear wrote similar posts and were featured the same day. Lots to learn from your clear and positive statement of your choices!
All the best - Lynn

Nov 12, 2019 07:21 PM #12
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Candice

You tell it like it is, or should be! Great feature and well l deserved! I’d hire you!

Jeff

Nov 12, 2019 09:00 PM #13
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Laura Cerrano
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Never feel bad about keeping your integrity that way. That’s the way you do it too! Right on!

Nov 12, 2019 09:30 PM #14
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Laura Cerrano
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Jeff, there’s no doubt this is right on the money. Keep up all your good work as well! Much success! :) Jeff Dowler, CRS

Nov 12, 2019 09:31 PM #15
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Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH
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Thanks for sharing!

Those owners will agree to price changes, extensions and protect me during any lapse. I in turn am loyal to them and give generously of my time and energy.

Nov 13, 2019 04:28 AM #16
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Kat Palmiotti
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The House Kat

"Commissions are negotiable you say? We just did."

Haha, I laughed at that. 

I loved this post. You give 100% and this is what that means. Anyone who has you for a listing agent should count themselves lucky!

Nov 13, 2019 05:53 AM #17
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L. Scott Ferguson
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Your confidence shines through! I'm sure your clients are very lucky to have you as their agent!  

 

Blessings!

Nov 13, 2019 06:28 AM #18
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Richie Alan Naggar
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If you listen to people long enough you will have proof that their excuses are their own....Any agent that is hired will activate their purpose to all's benefit

Nov 13, 2019 06:50 AM #19
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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Confidence, coupled with know-how,  is intoxicating. I know your clients are very lucky people to have you in their corner. 

Nov 13, 2019 07:17 AM #20
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Jennifer Parrish
Ocean Realty - Merritt Island, FL
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I really enjoyed this post! Confidence - straightfoward and dedicated to the clients.

Nov 13, 2019 08:41 AM #21
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Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
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I like the attitude of 'solving a problem'.  Sellers need to listen to agents, we do this wo rk every day.  Usually if a house isn't selling, it's price, location, condition, slow time of year....answers are obvious!

Nov 13, 2019 09:38 AM #22
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Lyn Sims
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It's always good to shock your sellers with 'not quite yet'. It always surprises them as most agents are slash/slash/slash.

Nov 13, 2019 11:51 AM #23
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Michelle Cherie CarrCrowe Just Call...408-252-8900
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Candice, I love this,

"My fee is determined according to the time, cost and effort required to move your property. Commissions are negotiable, you say? 
We just did."

Nov 13, 2019 03:52 PM #24
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Candice - you walk the talk and run your business like  BUSINESS!

No "Store is Closing."

No "Blue Light Special"

No premature "Reduced Price"

Candice, you are a no nonsense Commercial Real Estate Agent. The pizazz is in you, not in your advertising for a quick, down and dirty sale. You're the REAL DEAL! Your sales are always for the client's best interest, not yours. 

Congratulations on a great FEATURE on ActiveRain!

Nov 14, 2019 05:14 AM #25
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John Henry, Florida Architect
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Being an 'outsider' I learn a lot about this profession.  Candice does a great job explaining the ins and outs.  And then she posts a video of an interesting band I've never heard of!!! 

Nov 14, 2019 10:50 AM #26
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Hi Candice- a straight shooter who knows what she's talking about!  Now that's what I would want representing me!!! And, if sellers want this, they have to be willing to let you do your job!

Nov 14, 2019 02:42 PM #27
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Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
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Love this post. We are professionals who need to let our clients know they need us and need to listen to us.

Nov 14, 2019 04:34 PM #28
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melissa jordan
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Oh man Candice I really want to build confidence like you have! I'm sure with time and knowledge I could get there but your confidence and take charge attitude give me chills!  Thank you for a great read and inspiration! 

Nov 17, 2019 09:35 AM #29
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