Over Promise And Under Produce, Sound Familiar?

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield

Over Promise And Under Produce, Sound Familiar?

We in real estate have been accused of this for a very long time haven't we?  There are many times that we get caught up in the moment and start to give away the farm.  So why is that of any relevance to this post?  My point of this statement is very simple; we are in the middle of a very heated presidential campaign and filled with promises. 

I was watching the national news the other evening when a reporter made this observation, "The Promises Made in the Heat of a Campaign Are Not Always Easy to Keep", could this be one area of over promising and then under producing?  Or do we get caught up in the moment and not ask the questions that need to be asked or just go along with the hopes of a miracle?  Just like our sellers, we want to have things done quickly and with the least amount of problems in our country, will we get what is being promised? OR, should we be asking the questions of our candidates that should be asked?  Joe the Plumber ask questions, shouldn't we?  There have been more broken campaign promises than marriages that have ended in divorce.  And I have this funny feeling that this newly elected president will do the same thing.   

I once heard that for every wrong that is corrected there is another wrong created.  There have been a lot of promises made by both parties to right a lot of wrongs so, how many wrongs will be created when all is said and done?

I say no more over promising and under producing! Sure, I won't hold my breath until this actually happens in politics.

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Rainmaker
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Cameron Wilson
Labrum Real Estate - Murrieta, CA
The Short Guy - Murrieta,Temecula,Menifee Californ

Good grief Don. Your asking a Politician to tell the Truth when you can't even get them to answer a question without running circles around it. The truth is they know they are telling lies.

Oct 23, 2008 12:16 PM #15
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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

Mel,

I am just about the same way.  The closer I get to the voting booth the more I panic.

Oct 23, 2008 12:45 PM #16
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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
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Mel,

Thank you ma'am

Oct 23, 2008 12:45 PM #17
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Don Rogers
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Cameron,

 I can ask all day long but, it doesn't mean that I will get what I am asking for....

Oct 23, 2008 12:47 PM #18
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Richard Weisser
Richard Weisser Realty - Newnan, GA
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Don...

I've given up politics. It gives me a sick headache!

Oct 23, 2008 01:21 PM #19
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Paula Ryan
Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Group - Eagle, ID

My personal preference is for gridlock.  I'd like the government-- especially the federal government-- to leave the rest of us alone as much as possible.  Seems like whenever they get involved they just make a bigger mess than what was started.  Eg.: the IRS.

Oct 23, 2008 03:49 PM #20
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Lisa Hill
Florida Property Experts - Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate

I agree. Here! Here! I do a pretty good job for my sellers. It's the only way to keep my business alive. So these kinds of mistakes are not what I'm accused of. But they are what sellers tell me they've experienced from other agents when I get the listing. I think these underachievers should be called on the carpet more often.

Oct 23, 2008 03:58 PM #21
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Elizabeth Nieves
The Elizabeth Nieves Realty Group - Durham, NC
Bilingual Raleigh - Durham North Carolina Real Estate Team

My mother taught me many things. Two things that come to mind from reading your post are 1) If you can't do something right...don't do it at all. 2)  Two wrongs don't make a right. My mama is a wise woman. GBU!

Oct 23, 2008 05:40 PM #22
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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
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Richard,

There are a lot of us that have headaches right about now and it just may get worse before it gets better.  Take two asprin and call me in the morning.

Oct 23, 2008 11:07 PM #23
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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
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Paula,

I would just like them to say what they mean and mean what they say.  What's wrong with a true picture of things, I think that we can handle the truth.

Oct 23, 2008 11:10 PM #24
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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
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Lisa,

I hear ya!  Stop giving away the farm and expecting someone else to come in and clean up the mess.

Oct 23, 2008 11:13 PM #25
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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
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Elizabeth,

You have a very smart mama.  I am not to sure there are many politicians that remember those things that were bedrock values when they were growing up.  GBU

Oct 23, 2008 11:15 PM #26
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Sonja Babic
Sonja Babic/PRIME Realty NC, LLC - New Bern, NC
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Great one again, I am not sure about you but I am trying to avoid news right now I just cant take it any more. Have a great weekend my friend....

Oct 24, 2008 06:01 AM #27
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Justin Ukaoma
Vizion KC - Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Real Estate Investments

I bet its difficult for these politicians to keep track of every little thing they have said over the past year or so.

Oct 24, 2008 10:12 AM #28
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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

Sonja,

I have been trying real hard to avoid as much news as possible however, I go to the office and folks there are talking about the elcction.  So in order to keep up with the talk I need to watch some.

Oct 24, 2008 12:11 PM #29
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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
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Justin,

I think that you are on to something.  All of the talk in the last year is enough to make your head swim.

Oct 24, 2008 12:13 PM #30
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Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
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Don, don't they just over promise to get elected? I think that is the rationale behind it.

Oct 25, 2008 02:33 AM #31
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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

Gary,

I do believe that you are right and we are foolish enough to listen to a lot of the talk and not ask questions.

Oct 25, 2008 02:50 AM #32
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JL Boney, III
Coldwell Banker - Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC Real Estate

Promises are always a dangerous thing. I rarely if ever make one, and if I do, you can be sure that I intend to keep.

Oct 25, 2008 03:20 AM #33
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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

JL,

Politicians are sooooooo bad at making promises and then have an excuse for not being able to keep them.  I think it is called the blame game.

Oct 25, 2008 03:34 AM #34
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