Richie Alan  Naggar, agent & author  (people first...then business Ran Right Realty )

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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Some times it happens that way. One door closes but another opens! Good luck!

Sep 17, 2018 05:27 PM
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Michael Jacobs
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Stuff happens. Congratulations on the new business,  Richie. 

Sep 17, 2018 05:27 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
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Great. I read the answers and again, congratulation for getting opened Richie

NEXT door. 

That is happened to me last month. Did not get the listing (I could not believe it, but that happened), made an offer for it and it was excepted  - I was running faster,

and on the top I got 3 more listings for sale out of blue.

Go figure! 

Sep 17, 2018 08:23 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

My first thought was exactly what Jeff Dowler, CRS said!

Congrats on the bigger, better opportunity, Richie!

Sep 17, 2018 06:46 PM
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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   Nice consolation prize!

Sep 17, 2018 05:28 PM
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Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

Had a listing with a good friend, treated her better than family and put up with her on and off the market mood. One day brought her fresh baked biscotti and she told me she listed with someone else. Hurt me, and haven’t talked much since then. Then a past client contacted me out of the blue and I believe that’s so true.... you loose one and something better comes along!

Sep 17, 2018 06:34 PM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
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Richie, lucky you, now you won't be upset - you got something better. 

My Mom always said

One door is closed, another will be opened. 

So true. 

Sep 17, 2018 07:52 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Yes it has Richie Alan Naggar and I gotta say "I LOVE when that happens". 

Sep 17, 2018 06:04 PM
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

Yes I have had those sure deals fall through. Still scratching my head! lol Without that bigger and better opportunity coming along. But the way I now look at it, it wasn't meant to be and probably for the best.

Sep 17, 2018 05:27 PM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

An ouch certainly can be softened but an unexpected opportunity. Congrats, glad it worked out! -Kasey

Sep 17, 2018 07:48 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Karma, Richie Alan Naggar

Sep 17, 2018 07:00 PM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

It has happened however not in a very long time. Opportunity is like lightning, you never know when or where it will strike.

Sep 17, 2018 06:16 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Live long enough, Richie, and it does happen! (I've lived long enough. ) I function from the SWSWSWN approach... some will, some won't, so what, NEXT! And there is always a next.

Sep 18, 2018 04:44 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
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Many times the unexpected happens. One door closes and a window opens

Sep 18, 2018 04:35 AM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Not yet, though I'm very excited for you Richie Alan Naggar - you just never know.  Congrats!

Sep 17, 2018 09:19 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Why yes & why does that happen?

Something about when one door closes another opens ....

Sep 18, 2018 04:20 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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One door closes, another opens, happens often.

Sep 17, 2018 08:23 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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Yes and I love when it does

Sep 17, 2018 08:23 PM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Knowing it isn't mine until all docs are signed helps to overcome Richie, though very disappointing. Moving forward allows more business opportunities. Kudos to you!

Sep 18, 2018 06:59 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667 (MT), 914-419-0270 (NY), Broker in NY with Grand Lux Realty and in MT with (coming soon!) - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

That's great that the new and bigger opportunity appeared at the same time! It makes the "ouch" a little less painful.

Sep 18, 2018 03:47 AM
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Of course. Roll with the punches :)

Sep 18, 2018 03:42 AM
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Peter Mohylsky
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
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Yes it happens but we learn from each experience. 

Sep 18, 2018 03:30 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
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Yes, my divorce and then my last 18 years with my bride.

Sep 17, 2018 09:50 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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Law of attraction in action:) 

Sep 17, 2018 08:54 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Richie,

It happens, and sometimes it is for the very best.  A

Sep 17, 2018 08:37 PM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

Yeah I had “sure thing” that I was helping find a place for four years...then they went with someone they found online. I did not receive any consolation. Happy to hear about your good fortune 

Sep 17, 2018 08:30 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Yes, it has happened Richie - seemingly out of the blue! 

It's the law of the Universe - something better is waiting in the wings. 

Congratulations.  I wish you all the best.

Sep 18, 2018 07:16 AM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Oh it's a beautiful thing when life brings you unexpected gifts.  Best wishes for loads of success with the new opportunity! 

Sep 18, 2018 04:51 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Richie Alan Naggar - replace 2 years by 4 years for me.

I should expect something like that, soon.

Thanks for sharing.

Sep 17, 2018 10:43 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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never nurtured any piece of business for 2 years.... but when closing the listing on a single lot, I fell into a subdivision....nice fall...

Sep 18, 2018 05:10 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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Karma is not always instant.

Sep 18, 2018 05:09 AM
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Joyce Marsh
Regal | Christie's International Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Regional Manager Regal Christie's Int'l Realty

I agree with Jeff Dowler, CRS and the others that when one door closes another opens. Many times in unexpected places. Glad that it worked out for you. 

Sep 17, 2018 10:41 PM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
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Yes, we had a listing with an elderly seller who I believe listed for companionship more than a real intent to sell; as indicated by the houses active status years later. Anyway, she had a sister down the street who she told us needed to list her home. We contacted her, listed her & had her sold in a couple months. Sometimes it works out that way. 

Sep 18, 2018 07:07 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I had been working on a new construction project for 5 years, it recently fell through when the town added more restrictions and costs and would not allow them to add lots to cover said costs. They sold it to an apartment developer and al those future listings went poof.

Sep 18, 2018 06:52 AM
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Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Richie Alan Naggar, I was going to say the same thing as Kathleen Daniels,  it's The Law of the Universe. It happens, when it does, I almost, always know there will be something better coming my way. Congratulations on the new opportunity.

Sep 18, 2018 08:30 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

As Jeff Dowler, CRS wrote. Sure thing? Didn't know that existed in this business!

Sep 18, 2018 06:21 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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Absolutely! Not for 2 years though!

Sep 18, 2018 06:15 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Several times. We have to take advantage of opportunities as we find them.

Sep 18, 2018 07:10 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

All the time.

Sep 18, 2018 05:53 AM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
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Richie Alan Naggar it happens, when door closes another door opens. Congratulations and good luck!

Sep 18, 2018 04:01 PM
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RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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No

Sep 18, 2018 07:23 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
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Yes, it smarts. It hurts.  But that is exactly what living in the moment requires. To love and have ones heart broken at the same moment.

We each and everyone must take action to ensure our reservoirs are full so we can absorb those moments of heart break. 

With full reservoirs the next thing appears as a consequence of the previous. There is nothing wrong with be the 'glass half-full' person.

Sep 18, 2018 06:20 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

This just happened in our brokerage this week!!

Sep 18, 2018 06:46 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Like Jeff Dowler, CRS says, "One door closes, and another opens" - it's the way of our business

Sep 18, 2018 03:17 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
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No, I don't nurture leads for that long.  More than 1-2 months out and I tell them to call me when they're ready.

Sep 19, 2018 08:42 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

It is nice when life gives you some special nuggets!   We never know why things happen, but usually for a good reason.

Sep 22, 2018 07:51 AM