Not all clients are created equal; Hindsight is always crystal clear. “What we have here is a failure to communicate,” a line from Cool Hand Luke, a movie from 1967 starring Paul Newman. Communications, in real estate, is most often the reason for there to be no meeting of the minds. Without meeting of the minds, there is no agreement.
I met the whole family in the living room of their mother who had lived in the house for many years. Mother was going to join Daughter in her home, they were selling the original home and it went on the market.
In my first 128 days I brought the same buyer back twice with an offer of $615,000 and $10,000 back at closing, effectively $605,000. Because I was unable to explain the value of this offer in a way that the Seller would accept the offer that is best for them I failed. What I learned it is not just that facts that are important, it is the manner in which the facts are shared.
In real estate people don’t always make rational decisions, it is often based on emotion. Once the emotion is right, then the Buyer looks for data to support that decision. The job of a good agent is to provide all the necessary information so the Seller can make the best decision for them. That is al. I feel sorry these people lost $30,000 and almost another year, we have all moved on. I, for certain, learned with this one. The trick to being successful is not making the same mistakes twice.
Not all clients are created equal; Hindsight is always crystal clear. If your mind is focused on providing people with their best options the best you can. Learn along the way. Always meet in person, never over the phone, if your client is a physician, only their job is life and death, not yours.Not all clients are created equal; Hindsight is always crystal clear.