Jeff Pearl, Full Service Full Time Realtor (RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA)

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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

First, I will make sure Steve Harvey is not making end of life decision on my behalf.

Imagine what happens to the individual who has the Tiara and then has it removed. How this person handed such a public humiliation will say volumes about her character. I truly hope she lived above the ruckus imposed on her.

Dec 20, 2015 10:27 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Mistakes happen - it's how you recover from them that really matters...

Dec 20, 2015 10:22 PM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

As we are human we all make mistakes; the major question will we admit to the mistakes and then do the right thing.

Dec 20, 2015 10:04 PM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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Just saw this on the news.  All one can do is apologize and move on.

Dec 20, 2015 10:03 PM
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Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

What do you mean "if" it happens. It has and it will again. I just suck it up, admit my mistake and move on.

Dec 20, 2015 11:05 PM
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Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
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wow....i think that scenario is more scary... yikes... i can see that happening... well, that is what wine is for!

Dec 20, 2015 10:05 PM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Luckily in real estate it is mostly something quickly recoverable from and not in front of a half billion people!

Dec 21, 2015 12:36 AM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
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You just have to move on. Real Estate is a people business and people DO make mistakes.

Dec 20, 2015 10:54 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Jeff Pearl In real estate that may get you sued, in pagents there may be co winners announced for this year. 

Dec 20, 2015 10:41 PM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

I hope it never happens, but I bet he won't be asked to come back next year.

Dec 20, 2015 10:37 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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As quickly and quietly as possible.

Dec 20, 2015 10:27 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

there's nothing anyone can do other than "fess up" and say you made a grave error....apologize.... admit the error....then onward and upward....

Dec 20, 2015 10:27 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

A sincere apology.  Don't know how that works in the Miss Universe contest; however admitting your mistake and saying your sorry goes a long was in real estate.

Dec 20, 2015 10:25 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

All of us make mistakes. I hope they agent and buyers will understand. 

Dec 20, 2015 10:25 PM
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Shanna Hall
Real Estate Solutions - Kirkwood, MO
I love selling houses!!!St. Louis, MO 314-703-1311

I would fix it immediately- I would also except the blame!

Dec 26, 2015 08:13 AM
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Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL

I would have done what Steve Harvey did.  Own up to the mistake, apologize and hope that everyone will move on from the situation.

Dec 21, 2015 08:31 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 Jeff. That was a quite the mess up, he apologized for his embarrassing error. This one will be replayed many times and for many years.

Dec 21, 2015 06:12 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I try making everyone a winner; just like Steve

Dec 21, 2015 12:32 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Well, it would be a bummer, but that's the only way to handle it.

Dec 21, 2015 11:26 AM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

The best thing is to tell the truth and hope that everyone understands the mistake.

Dec 21, 2015 09:31 AM
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John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Jeff Pearl Mistakes happen in life. 

Dec 21, 2015 06:49 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I showed two new homes side by side and made a mistake on the contract offer. Luckily the other agent was understanding.

Dec 21, 2015 06:02 AM
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Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
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Definately move on quickly.  It was so sad and exciting.  I am not actually a pagent fan. 

Dec 21, 2015 05:53 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Get the facts straightened out as quickly as possible, any delays will just result in more problems.

Dec 21, 2015 05:22 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I have no idea what happened to Miss Universe, but I, luckily, never made such mistake. I think, apologies is the only thing you can do. 

Dec 21, 2015 04:09 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

Yikes, I would be very embarrassed and praying not to get sued.

Dec 21, 2015 03:33 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

First of all, Harvey would be fired and who ever gave him something that made it confusing would be fired too.

Dec 21, 2015 02:34 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

I am clueless... living a happy week-end away from the news.  

Dec 21, 2015 01:44 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Not sure which mistake is tougher to correct... 

Dec 21, 2015 01:43 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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You send the offer contract in writing.  In this case I suggest you tell them they are next in line with permission of sellers.

Dec 21, 2015 01:41 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I hate how the MC states he feels so bad.  Who cares?  It isn't about him nor is it about his feelings.  It is the same when people offer condolences; "I'm so sorry to hear about your loss"  is not the same as "I'm so sorry for your loss"

Another example of the me-centric club!

Dec 21, 2015 01:21 AM
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John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

Lucky for agents our transactions aren't televised so there is a much, much smaller audience. Best course of action is to quickly apologize, then move forward with the correct info.

Dec 21, 2015 01:15 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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I'm so sorry.  I screwed up.  

Dec 21, 2015 12:20 AM
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Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Tampa, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Tampa Home Buyers

Years ago an agent made an offer on the wrong property and it closed.  The property was across the street. Agent was in a world of doo-doo as the buyer were trying to recind the contract and seller was holding firm.

Somehow, I felt that agent was at fault big time...

Eve

Dec 21, 2015 12:19 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

Just watched the whole 5 plus uncomfortable minutes on YouTube. All I can say is, wow!! I really don't know how I would have handled it.

Dec 20, 2015 11:43 PM
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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

Jeff, have made an offer, and the Seller mistakenly signed the offer, thinking they were signing the counter area.    That pageant was very awkward last night! 

Dec 20, 2015 11:29 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Jeff Pearl Hopefully, we're smart and professional to not make this mistake.

Dec 20, 2015 11:25 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

Apologize and as quickly as possible correct the error. We all make mistakes but you can't sell the house to two buyers.

Dec 20, 2015 11:15 PM
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Fred Hafdelin
Weichert Realtors - Mountain Lakes, NJ

I would  call the Agent and tell Him/Her exactly what happened.  Apologize profusely  and move on. It would teach me to be more careful in the future.

Dec 20, 2015 11:08 PM