So I had a small reality check today…..boy was this one painfull!
During the summer, I had shown a couple that I had known since I was a kid a ton of homes. Their purpose was to decide if they shoudl downgrade and find a little less expensive of a home. After seeing homes that were on the market at the time, they decided not to sell. I left them alone. Occasionally I would send them a new listing that I thought they would be interested in. But really didnt think they were interested.
Now, months later, I got my weekly tour sheet. Low and behold, their home was listed with another realtor in my office. My heart dropped. I began to look back, and think “Did I do something wrong?”. After thinking about it over and over again, I couldnt think of a thing. I hadnt treated them any differently than any other client, I offered to hire a stager for free, and honestly my listing presentation is very good. So what happened? Well I still dont know…
I will be running into one of them tonite and how can I handle this? Im very hurt because they are my friends but at the same time its part of my job to not taske it personal. Right? Its also very difficult becuase I have to be carefull to not be unethical.
Well hopefully I will be able to blog about the outcome later.