Paul S.  Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC)

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Paul,

Many times, ultimately we refrain from doing so.  There is no doubt that we can see the future as you did in this instance...the real test is, "are they listening!"  We move on, so much more ahead.  A

Jun 18, 2016 05:13 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
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I never say that - all though it's my husbands favorite phrase

Jun 18, 2016 09:42 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
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I don't need to say it, they already know!

Jun 18, 2016 06:03 PM
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Dan Tabit
Keller Williams Bellevue - Sammamish, WA

Paul, 

I think it very loudly often, but I try to refrain.  Once a seller refused to part with around $1500 for minor inspection issues because they thought the buyer was being too picky.  When they backed out, we were on the market several weeks longer and they accepted $10k less for the next one and fixed most of the issues prior to getting the offer.  

I thanked them out loud and said something else to myself, I'm human.

Jun 18, 2016 03:48 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
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I might think it, but never say it to clients.

Jun 18, 2016 02:54 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
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Absolutely we have to keep our mouths shut! 

Jun 18, 2016 01:22 PM
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Susan Laxson CRS
Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Naples, FL
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No, I don't say that to my buyers or sellers, even though I may be disappointed by their actions. I think it is best just to move on.

Jun 18, 2016 10:19 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
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I try to refrain from saying that in life in general. But there have been times when I've "warned" a client about consequences to their decisions and told them if something goes wrong, I would be an "I told you so."

Jun 18, 2016 11:42 PM
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Dianne Goode
Raleigh Cary Realty - Raleigh, NC
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It depends on the client!  I gleefully said "I told you so" to a seller just last night, when we got an offer on Day 2 of the listing.  She could only see the defects in her beautiful home and predicted it would take a long time to sell.

If a client is being forced to accept an unhappy reality then no, I bite my tongue.

Jun 18, 2016 10:44 PM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
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I think it and keep my thoughts to myself. No need to add oil to the fire.

Jun 18, 2016 04:33 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington - I do say so, at times!

Even for my own buyers  when they refuse to pay the price for a property that I thought would work for them and sellers!

Jun 18, 2016 04:03 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
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It would be an easy thing to say and soooo many opportunities, but I refrain from saying that.

Jun 18, 2016 01:58 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
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Not always.  Sometimes it just pops right out of my mouth.

Jun 18, 2016 01:42 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
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It never helps.

Jun 18, 2016 12:25 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
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  You don't have to.  They know that you warned them.

Jun 18, 2016 11:54 AM
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Scott Godzyk
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I actually love to say and hope they learn from it so it is not repeated

Jun 18, 2016 11:04 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
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Always. What good does it do and it it makes you come across as a smartass.

Jun 18, 2016 10:30 AM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
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Never say it outloud ... but think it every so often.

Jun 18, 2016 09:18 AM
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Michael Setunsky
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington I've never said it, but. . . 

Jun 18, 2016 08:42 AM
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Gabe Sanders
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I try to avoid saying it, but have on occasion.  Especially when provoked.

Jun 18, 2016 07:51 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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I've bitten my tongue "once or twice" over the years.

Jun 18, 2016 07:03 AM
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Susan Emo
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It depends on if they get it by the 2nd time around.  If not, it gets said!

Jun 18, 2016 06:44 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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I think it's a risky thing to say, even when it's hard to keep the mouth shut. It's demeaning and it can make the other person feel stupid. It sounds very parental

Jun 18, 2016 05:50 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
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I am sure that the seller is glad you don't keep saying it to them. I have said it in a round-about way to both buyers & sellers. 

Jun 18, 2016 05:41 AM
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Wayne Martin
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Never say it, but think it several times a year.

Jun 18, 2016 05:34 AM
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Sybil Campbell
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Yes I do, nobody likes to hear that.

Jun 19, 2016 11:14 PM
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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 / Property Manager

It's a constant battle... in business and life!

Jun 19, 2016 12:12 PM
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Michael Jacobs
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Yes, on a daily basis.  Many of us are in this together.   

Jun 19, 2016 02:54 AM
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Will Hamm
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I try to all the time never say that.

Jun 18, 2016 11:46 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Jun 18, 2016 10:44 PM
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Roy Kelley
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Yes.

Jun 18, 2016 10:41 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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Well, a lot of things are becoming obvious of you work years in real estate. I do not use ''I told you so'', but mention something  like''  we already discussed this possibility/response/ inspection result/etc.''. 

Jun 18, 2016 06:03 PM
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William Feela
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I do, I hate to have to eat crow later

Jun 18, 2016 03:05 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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Saying that is never a nice thing to do, and it wont help.

I have however suggested to people that it is important to listen to the guy that they are paying to advise them, most do after they see the results of not following.

Jun 18, 2016 11:42 AM
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Sam Shueh
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Realtors are the lest trusted profession after lawyers, politicians.

What we say is unimportant. How you say makes a difference.

Jun 18, 2016 10:16 AM