Ozaukee & Washington County Real Estate: Reacting with Grace Versus the Alternative

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Reacting with Grace Versus the Alternative

I've learned a thing or two from some colleagues and myself over the past several years on how and how not to react to different situations in the real estate business. peggy wester shorewest realtors

Got an offer that's not quite what you were hoping it would be? Appreciate that you got an offer. There's a buyer out there that wants to buy your seller's house. Work together to come to agreeable terms. Getting angry at the buyer or the agent who wrote the offer only sets everyone off on the wrong foot from the get go. That's just counter-productive.

Lost a buyer due to a misunderstanding about who was going to be working with said buyer? Assuming you haven't spent too much time with the buyer yet, work out some sort of referral fee or perhaps just let it go. Sometimes it's better to just walk away rather than create awkwardness and confusion for the buyer.

Have a buyer who's making some less than desirable demands of your seller? Keep cool about it. Cursing out the buyer's agent is less than stellar and just unprofessional.

Think your level of production puts you above those around you? Having the ability to stay grounded and offering help and advice to those around you is a much better thing to be rememberd for.

Behave and react with grace. It's a pretty nice way to set yourself apart from those around you.


Peggy Wester
Phone: 262-370-1757
Email: pwester@realtyexecutives.com
Website: peggywester.com
Blog: peggysblog.com

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Comment balloon 5 commentsPeggy Wester • January 15 2012 11:31AM


Perfectly said Peggy.  Conflicts will always be part of business, how we handle them is what differentiates us.

Posted by Kathy Sheehan, Senior Loan Officer (Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021) almost 7 years ago

I totally and completely agree Peggy!  How others behave is their choice, how you choose to react is yours and really it's the only response you can control :)

Posted by Diane McDermott, Charlotte NC Real Estate Market (RealtorĀ®, GRI, Landis e2 Real Estate, LLC) almost 7 years ago

Kathy -- Thank you. It's interesting what you can learn by observing others; helps in choosing how to react to tough situations

Diane -- Excellent point. Only we can choose our reaction.

Posted by Peggy Wester, Real Estate Agent Ozaukee & Washington County (Realty Executives Integrity) almost 7 years ago

Keeping your head during adverse conditions can be a win win in many situations.  many times the buyer or seller will resove the issues themselves without us saying much at all.

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 almost 7 years ago

Vern -- I agree -- sometimes everyone just needs to step back, cool off and think things through.

Posted by Peggy Wester, Real Estate Agent Ozaukee & Washington County (Realty Executives Integrity) almost 7 years ago