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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

Okay, file this under 'win some, lose some' and then hang it in the abstract.
I did NOT like the way that tenant spoke to you. 
If he did not respect the good job you did as a property manager enough to schedule time with you THE NEXT DAY? POOF! 
I have a little saying that's taped (actually over the camera aperture) on my PC:
"This Or Better"

Nov 13, 2017 06:58 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

There is never a guaranteed sale. I would also say shuffling the kids around after school left you without time also.

Nov 13, 2017 07:29 AM
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 have no recollection of that ever happening to me.  

Nov 13, 2017 06:57 AM
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL


In 2004 we were on vacation and somebody asked me about a house in Golden Beach on the beach...

Nov 27, 2018 04:09 PM
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Yes. That could be with anyone. 

Hope, won't happened again.

Nov 27, 2018 03:38 PM
Jeanne Gregory
RE/MAX Southwest - Sugar Land, TX
The most important home I sell is YOURS!

Wait, Wednesday afternoon, listings are 30 min away and he makes a "take it or leave it proposal? .  Sorry dude.  I didn't lose the opportunity, I gave it someone else who would put up with your demands.

Nov 13, 2017 09:30 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

$5.1M sale. I turned off my dumb cellular after 10 PM and people panically called another agent. This happens to be an agent few people like.  

My corrective action after coming back from Vegas was getting a new smart phone with eMail access.

You are good to me but I need someone right away can not wait for Sam to return my call next AM. How can one make a 6 figure with a few hours of work? I called that agent who got a god giving lead recently wanting to purchase a duplex. She never returned my call. Too bad for her I waste no time got a new home. 

Yes, I do have a trust partner. We cover each other these days.

PS: That person told me later the seller refused to pay the signed commission made a big stink out of it. It was $4.8M.  It settled for a lot less dough as it was sold 1st weekend. You see, even signed contract realtors fees are involuntary changed. 


Nov 13, 2017 07:28 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


This has never happened to us.  Our team was incredible and moved like lightning to take care of our clients.  It certainly has nothing to do with you in my opinion.  It has to do with some quirk in the guy's personality.  A


Nov 13, 2017 07:06 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I'm sorry to hear that. But again, you never know. Under contract does not mean= it is closed. 

Nov 13, 2017 05:44 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Can't say this has happened...yet. This issue was not about you but the tenant turned buyer. Couldn't wait til the next day for someone he respected? Hmmm.

Nov 13, 2017 01:31 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

LOL (what you said to your wife).  My tenants know that if they buy with me they have a MUCH easier time at checkout and a more flexible move out date.

Nov 13, 2017 09:12 AM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

That is really sad.  But buyers need to show respect to their agent's schedule. Expecting someone to drop everything to accommodate their immediate need to see homes that day is unkind and unrealistic. The showing instructions for those homes may require 24 hour notice or the listing agent may need to be present for showings.  Every buyer should give their agent some notice in order to make the showings happen. 

Nov 13, 2017 07:48 AM
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker


Nov 13, 2017 07:44 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management


Nov 13, 2017 07:39 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

well, when one works with buyers, there are only so many buyers one can fit into a schedule and service properly.... listings are another story.... 

Nov 13, 2017 07:36 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Burlington, MA
Metro Boston Homes For Sale

Nathan Gesner - you win some, you lose some!

Sep 05, 2018 09:20 PM
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Quite a few years ago but it was simply that the buyer a guy I knew.. called and wanted to see a house in an hour I already had an appointment asked if we could do it afterwards... nope he called someone else

Jan 10, 2018 05:30 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

UGH, sad to think they could not wait.   During the spring and early summer that is the case for me too! 

Nov 15, 2017 06:05 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel


Nov 14, 2017 03:00 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I don't believe I've ever lost a guaranteed sale.  Sorry, this happened to you.

Nov 14, 2017 07:20 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ


Guaranteed is not part of my vocabulary in regards to a transaction.

"My schedule is too full" comes with consequences.

About once a month I get a call from someone parked at the curb in front of a house. "I want to see it NOW!" is NEVER accommodated even when my schedule is not too full.


Nov 14, 2017 05:16 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I don't remember this ever happening to me. We all only have so much time and sometimes these things will happen. 

Nov 14, 2017 05:00 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Has not happened to us...yet.

Nov 14, 2017 03:09 AM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

It happens. We can be there 24/7 and some deals just don't wait.

Nov 14, 2017 01:26 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I really do not know

Nov 13, 2017 08:31 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

2013 was the last time that happened to me. It hurt.

Nov 13, 2017 08:01 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I have handed off business to another agent and that agent has dropped the ball which resulted in a lost sale.

Nov 13, 2017 07:35 PM
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

There is no such thing as a guaranteed sale...

Nov 13, 2017 07:24 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Many guaranteed things are not as guaranteed as we are led to believe.

Nov 13, 2017 07:10 PM
Mike Kelly,CRS,CIPS
The MJKelly Team - Santa Rosa, CA
"One of Sonoma County's Natural Resources"

No such animal exists! 

Nov 13, 2017 05:40 PM
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations


Nov 13, 2017 05:18 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I learned early in life (thank God) to be there when prosperity comes a callin

Nov 13, 2017 02:46 PM
Richard L. McKinney P.A.
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
For Results that MOVE you on the Treasure Coast!

Nathan Gesner This happened to me about eight years ago. I lost two buyer sales in one week. Shortly after I was venting about it to very successful agent that I know. He asked me about my business and sais that I needed to start a team. He said that I was not following up as well as I should and that I was doing a $10 an hour job of a transaction manager instead of my $100 an hour job listing and selling. Then he said, the right agent could make $100,000 a year from your garbage can. Get yourself a transcord, hire a buyers agent (give them 50% of that 100k) and you will make another 100k a year..... He was right!

You need to grow. Grow smart but grow. Stop stepping over dollars to pick up nickles. Build your team.

Nov 13, 2017 01:47 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Nathan Gesner Never

Nov 13, 2017 11:30 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I have "outsourced agnets" I use in specific areas of Oklahoma City because I only handle investors. No losses that way and it doesn't matter who they are with.

Nov 13, 2017 10:52 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Never happened, yet that is

Nov 13, 2017 10:31 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Never.  If I am that busy would expand the team.

Nov 13, 2017 10:28 AM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

I can't fret about the ones that got away although I have no recollection of ever losing a sale, only listings. Many fish to fry & not enough time. 

Nov 13, 2017 09:55 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

      If I absolutely couldn't make the time to show houses to a buyer like that, I would offer him/her a financial incentive to wait for a day.

Nov 13, 2017 08:09 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Only once and it was unavoidable. You can't be two places at once. It was an end of year tax consideration and time ran out!

Nov 13, 2017 08:09 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services


Nov 13, 2017 07:56 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your experience.

Nov 13, 2017 07:51 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Like never... 

Nov 13, 2017 07:09 AM