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Friendship Doesn't Pay the Bills

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Real Estate Agent with Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 UT DRE# 6541633-SA00

Friendship Doesn't Pay the Bills

 

At a listing appointment, I listened to the seller's wants and needs and timelines. It became clear that we had a true connection. So good, so far. Building a rapport came easy as we had a lot in common with one another. So good, so far. 

 

Listening, coupled with clear, concise language are important aspects of a working relationship. We talked potential list price reflected in the Comparable Market Analysis and she appreciated the proposed market strategy. So good, so far. 

 

My plan included implementing several means of technology to send details out to every available real estate related web site, to my network, through internal MLS emails. This also meant putting the property on Board tour. So good, so far. 

 

Seller chose another agent to sell the house but wanted to be friends. I passed on the opportunity because friendship does not pay the bills! Not so good this far.

 

Industry Advice:

Hitting all marks when interviewed for a listing does not guarantee that the seller will choose you over another agent. Always ask why. The answer might be surprising or very telling, either way, nothing is sure until everything is in writing.

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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin is a southern Utah REALTOR® assisting buyers and sellers in in the St. George area, Dammeron Valley, Diamond Valley, Veyo, Central, Hurricane, Ivins, La Verkin, Leeds, Santa Clara, and Washington real estate markets.
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I had one of those recently. Not only did he want to be friends, but he wanted me to provide free advice.

Apr 16, 2024 12:14 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! it is like Yogi Berra said, "It ani't over until it's over"

Apr 16, 2024 01:32 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

That feels like the seller that had a friend in mind but wanted to get a professional opinion and then stay friends to get a running status on how to get their house sold. Walk away.

Apr 16, 2024 02:33 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Wanda,

I was thinking the same thing as Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 ...it happens all the time. Good to have the opportunity to interview but sometimes it's just meant to be.

Apr 16, 2024 04:35 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Every listing appointment is an opportunity to do business if the chosen one, Michael Elliott!

Apr 16, 2024 06:07 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Happy to share information that may be helpful to others, Roy. Wishing you and Dolores a wonderful evening!

Apr 16, 2024 06:08 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

People are taken advantage of every day of the year, I am not one of them, Nina Hollander, Broker!

Apr 16, 2024 06:26 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

It was over when I walked out of her house that day, George Souto and am ok with that!

Apr 16, 2024 06:27 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

It was a matter of 'how low can you go' and I wasn't willing to take that basement ride, Ed Silva, 203-206-0754!

Apr 16, 2024 06:28 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

It's great experience to prove your value to potential clients but it's ultimately up to them who they choose to move forward with, Dorie Dillard Austin TX!

Apr 16, 2024 06:31 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Wanda- there are takers and then there are givers. YOU are a giver who met a taker. 

Apr 16, 2024 07:07 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Like you Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!  it is all business and I get the most money in the fastest way possible for the seller and it is not about friendship and they understand.... now with that said  I had an opportunity for  a $30million dollar listing and I turned it down... Endre

Apr 16, 2024 10:35 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I agree with Ed and Dorie - it sounds as though they already knew they'd use someone else but wanted to hear from a professional first.

Apr 17, 2024 05:21 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I don't really want to be friends with anyone who wouldn't trust me with their real estate needs either, haha.

Apr 17, 2024 05:32 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Glad she didn't take up any more of my time, Kathy Streib. Friendship comes in time, once a relationship has been established, not in the short span of a listing presentation!

Apr 17, 2024 08:34 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Some past clients have become friends and I am so thankful for that but business first, Endre Barath, Jr.!

Apr 17, 2024 08:35 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

They may both be right about that. Glad she chose someone else, Kat Palmiotti!

Apr 17, 2024 08:36 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Reciprocity in business is beneficial for all involved, Brian England, so is mutual respect!

Apr 17, 2024 09:00 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Brian England  that is the reason I turned down the listing, your point exactly, Endre

Apr 17, 2024 09:16 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

A good reason, Endre Barath, Jr. and why I turned down a listing as well. The sellers, in this case, did not value my services or respect the industry.

Apr 17, 2024 09:39 AM