Do you want to work with me?

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Real Estate Agent with Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 PA License - AB067198

Most of the time as an agent you get on with your client, then there are times when you can tolerate the client and get the deal done, but occasionally there is the client who you should not be working with for your own sanity.

Do you want to work with me?

With the internet, if we are honest, many of us agents end up drifting into working with buyers who we don't really know. They find me when searching for homes in Tredyffrin Easttown School district for example. Often they have been searching on line and found a home they want to see and call saying they found me on line and can I show them this house.

I much prefer to meet with a client before showing them any homes and explaining the process, discovering what they are looking for, how they prefer to be communicated with, what type of people they are and if we are going to be a good fit. I have found this removes many if the issues that arise when working with someone I don't know plus I have found it increases loyalty from my clients as they understand and know more about me as wel.

However, I admit, I sometimes meet someone at a house to show it, and we drift into working together, I try to unearth the same things in conversation, but it is different to sitting down in the office and going over everything before we start looking and we can discuss different scenarios.

Sometimes, after a while it becomes obvious we are not a good fit, but by now I have sunk costs in the time I have been showing them homes and I don't want to pass them on to someone else and not earn a commission. I know I can find them a home, and I can do a good job, but to be honest, I may be annoying them, or one of them, and likewise my sanity may be tried due to clashing personalities.

Honestly, it is far easier if I sit down with a customer before making them a client so we can discuss everything that may come up in a transaction, as well as the difference between being a customer and a client and we can discover if we will work well together.

I usually ask clients if I can be honest with them, because there often comes that moment in a transaction where I will need to confront them over some issue that they may be shooting themselves in the foot over, possibly in negotiations haggling over $500 on a $700,000 purchase.

So, if you are interested in working with me to find your Tredyffrin Eastown or Main Line home, please allow me to sit down with you first and discover what you want and how we can work together to achieve the best result for you. Contact Nick Vandekar, Selling the Main Line with Long & Foster Real Estate Inc., office 610-225-7400, cell or text 610-203-4543, email Nick@VandekarTEam.com, website www.SellingTheMainLine.com.

 

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Nick Vandekar
Nick is a Tredyffrin Easttown Residential and Commercial REALTOR selling The Main Line, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties.

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Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
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Hi Nick - client relationships come to be in so many ways including drifting and serendipity of sorts.   Like you, I find looking for that "connection" is important but I try to remain open to possibilities.  

Nov 19, 2019 09:13 AM #1
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
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Good afternoon Nick. I like this and think you are wise. I had two clients, both of whom I thought I knew well who turned into people I really didn't like or tolerate.

Nov 19, 2019 09:52 AM #2
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Nick... I've found that if I get a "cold" call from a prospective buyer, I can pretty readily "qualify" their level of interest and motivation during the phone call. If I then meet them to show them a property, I can usually tell quickly if we'll be a good match or not. I've found that people show you who they really are quite quickly.... and I've learned to believe what I see when they do.

Nov 19, 2019 10:07 AM #3
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Charita Cadenhead
Keller Williams Realty - Birmingham, AL
Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)

I am a firm believer in the buyer consultation.  If a new buyer insist on meeting me a home without a consultation at my office first, I generally will pass on that. Safety first for me. 

On another note, I have worked with buyers that I had to relinguish our relationship in mid-stream.  I simply told them that I didn't think that I was the right agent for them and suggested that they find a new agent.  No amount of commission would have been worth continuing in the relationship.

Nov 19, 2019 10:57 AM #4
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Nick,

We agree with you wholeheartedly.  Some of our potential clients will call us, and we can tell whether or not we are a match on the first phone call.  And by the second call, we know the answer for sure.  A

Nov 19, 2019 11:25 AM #5
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Michael Jacobs I can usually work with most people,but there have been a few who test my limits

Sheila Anderson and when a client starts to annoy you, it niggles all the time and just is not worth it.

It is true that people show you pretty quickly who they are, sometimnes even that is too late Nina Hollander 

Charita Cadenhead I hate letting a client go and will do my best to work with them, that being said I have let one or two go over the years.

Ron and Alexandra Seigel if you know from the start it is not going to work then it is better to step aside and save yourself the grief and pain.

Nov 19, 2019 11:31 AM #6
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Charita Cadenhead
Keller Williams Realty - Birmingham, AL
Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)

Sometimes you just have to do it Nick.

Nov 19, 2019 12:26 PM #7
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Charita Cadenhead that is very true, and one usually feels better afterwards.

 

Nov 19, 2019 12:34 PM #8
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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Morning Nick.

A few years back we drove through Tredyffrin, of course that was before I knew you existed.  

Nov 20, 2019 01:29 AM #9
Rainmaker
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

James Dray what a shame.  I would have loved to have met you.

Nov 20, 2019 06:55 AM #10
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have definitely had clients in the past that I would rather not have worked with, haha.

Nov 20, 2019 07:41 AM #11
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Brian England I think if we have been in the business any length of time we have encountered the client who has tried our patience.

Nov 20, 2019 09:46 AM #12
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