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Accuracy Matters for Long-Term Success

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Accuracy Matters for Long-Term Success

 

Years ago, I took a luxury listing, offering 3,500 square feet of living space. Soon afterwards, the owners decided that adding an extra bedroom on the MLS would attract more buyers, driving more traffic through the door.

 

The only problem: It was a one bedroom, custom house, built specific to their wants and needs with a master suite, his/hers bathrooms, an open, work-out space in an alcove. 

 

Try as they might to convince me to change the bedrooms from 1 to 2, I refused. The listing expired and the next agent was more than willing to go along with the premise, making it a 2 bedroom, on paper and online.

 

A discussion that Abraham Lincoln had with an audience back in his time, comes to mind when thinking of this scenario...

 

He asked, "How many legs does a dog have if you count the tail as a leg?" When they answered “five,” Lincoln told them that the answer was "four". "The fact that you called the tail a leg, did not make it a leg.” 

 

Another example to think about when asked to agree with something that goes against the Code of Ethics and core beliefs. Not going to happen here in my business, for any reason. Get along now, little doggie!

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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

OMG Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! ,

I love this post! I had not heard the answer Lincon gave..perfect analogy! Not going to go against our code of ethics and unfortunately many do to get a listing!

May 21, 2024 06:52 AM
Michael Elliott
Fathom Realty - Burlington Township, NJ
Burlington, New Jersey Residential Sales

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!  I love this post, and love the quote from Abe too.  I had a similar experience a decade ago.   Thanks for sharing!

May 21, 2024 07:21 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Wanda - the Lincoln quote is a longtime favorite and fits the theme of your post quite well.  

May 21, 2024 07:54 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Wanda, for sharing your experience and advice.

Have a great day and a very productive week.

May 21, 2024 08:29 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Thank You Wanda for your great blog today to share with us here in the Rain.  Keep on selling!

May 21, 2024 08:35 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! good decision on your part.  People can call something whatever they want, BUT that does not change what it is.

May 21, 2024 10:47 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055 - Downingtown, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

All is revealed when the photos are studied or they visit the house and no offer results.

May 21, 2024 12:52 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

If only, right? Facts are facts, Carla Freund, if they want a 3-bedroom, they can hire a contractor to put in a closet, if not, it remains a 2-bedroom!

May 21, 2024 05:12 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

In all the time the house was listed, Carol Williams, it sold after 3566 days. Not kidding!

May 21, 2024 05:24 PM
Carol Williams

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! 
I can't say I'm surprised. Being deceitful apparently didn't work. Do you happen to know what the sale to listing price was?

May 22, 2024 09:54 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Love him and think Abe and I would have gotten along, Dorie Dillard Austin TX!

May 21, 2024 05:26 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Glad some things are in the past and happily leave them where they belong, Michael Elliott!

May 21, 2024 05:27 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Abe was quite clever in his methods, Michael Jacobs, as you are! It's a ruff life for some 5 legged dogs...🤣

May 21, 2024 05:28 PM
Michael Jacobs

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May 21, 2024 07:24 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

You are very welcome, Roy, hope yours and Dolores's day has been a good one!

May 21, 2024 05:29 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Still enjoying the work, Will Hamm. Wishing you much continued success!

May 21, 2024 05:32 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Am not going to compromise on doing what is right, George Souto. Might lose some business but prefer that, over agreeing to roll over!

May 21, 2024 05:33 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Yes and if I would have added the bedroom as requested, people viewing the house would clearly see there was only one, Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543. A lack of integrity results!

May 21, 2024 05:34 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

OMG loved the Lincoln quote there are so many people, mostly on the woke or liberal side of the spectrum that could take lessons from Lincoln, Endre

May 21, 2024 10:45 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Contrary to popular belief, the customer is not always right, especially when they aren't going with the facts, haha.

May 22, 2024 04:36 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

He was called Honest Abe for a reason, Endre Barath, Jr.. He did not sugar coat or turn a blind eye to the things that truly mattered for all Americans. We could sure use more of that type of leadership!

May 22, 2024 05:48 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

It's interesting what people will try to peddle, Brian England. Being honest and straightforward has cost me a few listings and buyer opportunities during my career but am okay with that!

May 22, 2024 05:51 AM