Sometimes Fresh Blood IS The Only Thing Left To Try

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

As a Mohave County AZ commercial investment real estate broker, I'm not afraid to take on a challenge, and invest long hold time and carrying costs into specialized marketing on 'weird properties'.


And sometimes . . . I can't get it done.


So the seller and I will (usually amicably) part ways. 


I don't like to lose listings. But sometimes fresh blood is the only thing left to try.


Yeah, someone may slide in and get lucky, benefitting from my marketing efforts. Maybe not. Lots of ways these things can play out.
If I am replaced and they can get it done . . . they deserved it. It's their time.


But I tend to feel liberated on these rare occasions.


Because I KNOW (and so do the clients) that I did all I could.


And I am freed up to pursue more opportunities, joyfully and with lucrative result. 


nothing left for me to do but



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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Candice - sometimes it's best "to let it go".  Oh yeah, in real estate too.  

Mar 28, 2020 07:30 AM #1
Peter den Boer
Atlanta Communities - Woodstock, GA
MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor

Yep, been there and had that happen. I had one listing forever. I asked the owner if I could recommend a different agent to sell his home. Always came back to me and said, no, you are doing just fine. 6 years later the home sold, with me still as the listing agent!

Mar 28, 2020 07:56 AM #2
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

A huge cone. It must be meant for a dog if not a human.

Have a great weekend.  


Mar 28, 2020 07:57 AM #3
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Candice,  Sometime we all need to take time and dance.  We all do everything we can to make deals, that is how we get paid.  Sometimes our clients just do not listen to our suggestions.


Mar 28, 2020 09:32 AM #4
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


We are on the same wave length.  There is no shortage of wonderful people to work with...A

Mar 28, 2020 11:36 AM #5
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Yes, that's a great way to look at it. It's all good.

Mar 28, 2020 11:48 AM #6
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

If you have done all you can, and both you and your client know you have done your best, there is no shame in letting go. sometimes it might be timing, but often not.

Mar 28, 2020 12:19 PM #7
Dan Hopper
Keller Williams Realty Downtown LLC - Denver, CO
Denver Realtor / Author / Advocate/Short Sale

No doubt about it,  .... there are times that it is best to "fire yourself" from providing marketing services to a particular client.  Either way, you do your best to leave on good terms and encourage them to choose another brokerage to assist them.  Only one time in 30 yrs, did I terminate and ended any conversation with the seller.  Best for my psychy.  

Mar 28, 2020 01:29 PM #8
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Candice-I have found in all of the work I've done that when it's not matter what I's like a weight has been lifted when we say Adios. 

Mar 28, 2020 05:12 PM #9
Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana!
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Nothing better than knowing what to to tell're fired!  And BTW thank you very much, way past time! Next......

Mar 29, 2020 10:36 AM #10
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Hi Candice A. Donofrio ,

sometimes Adios is the best way to free up everyone concerned! You are one smart cookie!

Mar 29, 2020 04:10 PM #11
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Happy Monday, Candice A. Donofrio!    Your post reminds me of a real estate relationship I had with a client and in which I released a year ago. I worked 4 long years on that relationship.   Candice, I thought I would feel awful and found out a wonderful feeling of being free -- and as you write, free to move on to something new. 

Mar 30, 2020 09:08 AM #12
Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire


My first glimpse was Mojave, the California desert, which I used to live in for 2 years back in the 1950's. Then I finally read Ft. OOOOOPS look forward to seeing what 2 Mojave's can do, I guess better than one.

Then I realized I was not aware of what the word Mojave meant until just Googling it. It now all makes sense.

Would love to call and get to know you, OK?? thanks cvc

Apr 06, 2020 02:22 PM #13
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

I so agree with you, Candice. If you've done your best and it isn't working, cut bait. Something always rushes in to take its place.  I tell my grandkids when something doesn't work out, there is only one thing left to do, "Let's Dance!"

Apr 07, 2020 10:53 AM #14
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Sometimes your best will be tested and moving forward creates room for what is intended. Great attitude Candice! Did you say dance? I can do that!

Apr 07, 2020 11:19 AM #15
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Somtimes it's best for both parties - you AND the clients - to let go and re-group! I referred one out to another agent once - got me mailbox money and freed me up to work other deals. 

Savor that breath of fresh air...and enjoy the dance!

Apr 15, 2020 09:59 PM #16
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

A fresh start can lead to a fresh idea. t can only be good thing, in my opinion.

Apr 28, 2020 10:53 PM #17
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Candice A. Donofrio - Follow your bliss!!! You know you, better than you know, well, you know! There are some people that cling and you know when you know it's time to shed them off your back, you just have to do it. Fling 'em! Let 'em go! Life is too valuable and so is your time. 

Apr 29, 2020 11:52 AM #18
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