Alan May, An offer you can't refuse! (Jameson Sotheby's International Realty)

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Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

My head scratch is with the seller but that too, will pass and it does. All who travel the earth, should come into the bounty of it fair & square. Let it be so

Feb 03, 2016 08:52 AM
Rainmaker
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

A little of both, LOL!

Feb 03, 2016 07:35 AM
Ambassador
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I congratulate them for choosing a professional to assist with their project and invite them to give me a call if they need any advice in the future.

Feb 03, 2016 09:29 AM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

we're on to the next piece of business.....we don't focus on lost opportunities....there are too many other good pieces of business out there....

Feb 03, 2016 07:46 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Alan,

Wish them luck, it is not worth any regret.  A

Feb 03, 2016 07:09 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Satchel Paige once said, Don't look back, something might be gaining on you.

Feb 03, 2016 06:40 AM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

Oh my, I will watch the answers to this one. 😃

Feb 03, 2016 06:34 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Alan May depends on who the competition is.

I still will hope I get the listing when it does not sell! Not that I want the colleague to fail.

Feb 03, 2016 01:24 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

If it is Alan May who gets it I congratulate.

Feb 03, 2016 12:20 PM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

I always follow the direction because there's an investment already spent that I would love to retrieve. I wish them good luck but know the challenges they face and will strive to get back in the game on the next go around if possible.

Feb 03, 2016 11:30 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Alan May Wish them luck and hopefully have a buyer.

Feb 03, 2016 11:21 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Both of the above.  Is that catty?

Feb 03, 2016 11:19 AM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I don't have the time or inclination to watch it. It does happen and I want to focus on more positive thoughts.

Feb 03, 2016 10:51 AM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Never focus on loss opportunities..always concentrating on NEXT!!

Feb 03, 2016 10:49 AM
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Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Depends on the circumstances.  If I see the listing was bought by allowing an exagerated list price I of course I watch closely hoping it does not sell.  Showing my bad side there.  If it does sell it means, not only did I loose the listing I did a poor job in price evlauation as well.  For the most part though I do not wish another bad.  Too much to do rather than focus on negative.  Good question Alan.  Mark

Feb 03, 2016 10:02 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

NEXT

Feb 03, 2016 09:43 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I move on to other things

Feb 03, 2016 08:36 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I hope for the best and prepare for the worst!

Feb 03, 2016 08:05 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     I hope they sell it in a hurry, so that I can forget about it and move on. 

Feb 03, 2016 07:58 AM
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Linda Guess
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Branson, MO - Branson, MO
Branson area real estate sales.

I would try to forget it and wish them good luck.  I think.

Feb 03, 2016 07:27 AM
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Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

Depends on the other agent.  I lost one today and wished her a hearty Good Luck!

Feb 03, 2016 06:51 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

No, I let it go....

Feb 03, 2016 06:51 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Have not had this situation in a while, but years ago I did watch the listing, and it did sell quickly but for a lower price.

Feb 05, 2016 02:23 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I ask the seller what I could have done better to win the listing (for professional growth).  Other than that, I don't pay it any mind.  If it didn't happen, it wasn't meant to be.

Feb 04, 2016 11:12 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I do not follow it .... I have better things to do with my time even if that means I am reading a book.  If I do not get the listing then I really don't care.  Period.

Feb 04, 2016 02:36 AM
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Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

I do neither.  I ask the seller for honest feedback in hopes of bettering myself for the future.  

We had a stretch last summer where we had 8 relocation listing appointments in 9 days.  We only got 4 of the listings.  It was bittersweet, but we learned a lot about ourselves during that little listing bender.  

Feb 03, 2016 09:29 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Check Barbara's comments. On to the next one!

Feb 03, 2016 09:00 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I move on.

Feb 03, 2016 08:14 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I don't wish my competitor ill, nor do I wish them luck. But I do follow their progress in selling and get secret delight when I see them having problems selling a home they overpriced to get the listing. I do wish the seller luck and tell them to feel free to call me if the home doesn't sell. (I've had those calls any number of times of the years.)

Feb 03, 2016 07:53 PM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

I wish the seller good luck and to call me first if anything changes. Is that hoping they fail?

Feb 03, 2016 07:31 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Alan. When I was in the business, I would not follow the status, but would always wish the seller the best of luck with the sale, as I was not willing to burn a bridge.

Feb 03, 2016 05:55 PM
Rainmaker
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 The best thing would be to congratulate the other person on their success and move on.

Feb 03, 2016 05:16 PM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

I concentrate on finding a buyer and show the seller why they should have chosen me to begin with.

Feb 03, 2016 03:52 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I do not monitor it or wish any ill will.

Feb 03, 2016 01:45 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I just sort of ignore the whole thing.  Send Donald to pick up my signs and lockbox and move forward

Feb 03, 2016 01:02 PM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

I have seen this one time, and boy! it was a Blessing in disguise Alan May!!  Hated to lose a client, even though we knew how difficult he was . . .  a few weeks later, we heard back from him, and he was complaining about the realtor that he chose!  And, I would never hope that any competitor fails, as I think there is enough work out there, even in slow times, for those of us that continue to work hard.

Feb 03, 2016 09:33 AM
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John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Alan May This is very good question.

Feb 03, 2016 08:49 AM