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Rainmaker
684,915
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

Take a deep breath & move on. 

Mar 05, 2018 06:18 AM
Rainer
22,854
Andrea Moore
Welcome Home Loans, LLC - Winter Garden, FL

Bless and release.

Mar 05, 2018 05:59 AM
Rainmaker
1,723,705
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

In spite of what the seller keeps telling you - you did not suck! Anyone that brought in that many people should turn around the situation & say 'why didn't ALL THESE people' make an offer? Then, you wouldn't accept an offer (could be good or bad).

It might be a difficult floorplan owned by an even more difficult seller ....

150 people didn't like the house? Really Mr Seller ....

Mar 05, 2018 06:52 AM
Rainmaker
4,123,299
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

See my response to the first time you asked this question... consider yourself fortunate, as these kinds of sellers are time wasters. (Maybe send a thank you note to the seller? )

Mar 05, 2018 06:44 AM
Rainmaker
1,233,159
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

You did your job, you marketed the property and brought showings and offers. There's no advice for unreasonable sellers better that what Andrea Moore said, other than just brush it off and keep improving your tools, education and closing gaps in your services. Every canceled agreement is a learning opportunity, painful as they can be.

Mar 05, 2018 06:14 AM
Rainmaker
1,891,881
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Think about whether there is anything you would do differently next time and then move on. If 150 people saw the house and there were offers, but the seller wouldn't accept and/or negotiate, then it sounds as though this will never sell. Spend your time and effort on a house that actually will sell!!

Mar 05, 2018 06:05 AM
Rainmaker
290,569
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

First of all, it's sad to read that you were 'fired' from your listing - dang! - I'm sorry to read that . . .  Second of all, if I am reading you correctly, you wrote, 'couldn't generate an offer my seller would accept'.  So . . .  there was at least '1' offer!  If negotiations could not 'work this out', maybe (just maybe) someone is being unreasonable, i.e., your seller.  They are dealing from 'emotion' and feel their home is worth more than the market will bear.  It's only 'worth' what 'a buyer is willing to pay', just saying!  We cannot make anyone accept a price, even with Comps to prove their Asking Price is too high.  Price, as they say, is usually the bottom line - even over that 'awesome view' and over 'no updates on a resale'.  Third of all, 'difficult floorplan' is subjective in most cases - some will love it and for others it will not work.  You did have a ton of traffic, for sure.  I will read replies below, because I know there will be some great advice in them.  For me, you did nothing wrong, though our buyers and sellers can fire us.  You know, that you did everything that YOU could.  Hang in there!! 

Mar 05, 2018 03:36 PM
Rainmaker
5,592,655
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Move on, life is short. A

Mar 05, 2018 07:39 AM
Ambassador
4,260,042
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Same advice - deal and grow from it and move on!

Mar 05, 2018 08:25 PM
Rainmaker
3,470,336
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

You should not get discourage due to a home seller was not happy. Good luck.

Mar 05, 2018 02:05 PM
Ambassador
5,415,013
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Move onto something that is more worthy of your time.

Mar 05, 2018 10:05 AM
Rainmaker
3,331,953
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

With 150 showings, how many offers? My new listings i can see about 10 buyers and 5 offers in 2 days. You have to look at the offers and that most likely is what a buyer is willing to pay. If the seller is not realistic, nothing you can do but move on. 

Mar 05, 2018 09:36 AM
Rainmaker
4,103,751
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Move on. Perhaps easier said than done. 

Mar 05, 2018 09:13 AM
Rainmaker
6,614,423
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Move on.

Mar 05, 2018 07:53 AM
Ambassador
4,583,119
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Time to move on. You did your best. 

Mar 05, 2018 07:47 AM
Rainmaker
1,901,498
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Just shake it off, you did your best. It happens to the best of us.

Mar 05, 2018 07:33 AM
Rainmaker
611,266
Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

Don't waste a minute more asking what OTHER PEOPLE THINK!

Grow a thick skin.  Get over it.  Move on.  

If you have to worry about this, you may want to reconsider your new career...trust me, worse things will happen.

Eve

 

Mar 05, 2018 06:29 AM
Rainmaker
1,926,309
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Yes, move on.

Mar 06, 2018 06:07 AM
Rainmaker
1,044,439
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

You didn't say no offers just no offers the seller liked but with 150 people seeing a property with the current seller's market and the offers weren't good enough points to two things being most likely.

The property doesn't show well

and or the seller is being unrealistic

But as Ken Jones, ASA, SCGREA, CRES said move on learn from it figure out what you could do differently next time and come out of the shadows no need to be anonymous ;-)

Mar 05, 2018 12:42 PM
Rainmaker
2,024,200
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

They did you a favor !

Mar 05, 2018 12:38 PM
Ambassador
3,058,497
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Thankfully things like this do not happen often. They do happen. Know that you did your best. You had a "difficult" seller with unrealistic expectations ... love yourself, let it go, move on.

Mar 05, 2018 11:26 AM
Rainmaker
577,189
Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

Sounds to me like you have an unreasonable Seller, or the house did not show well, or the price was too high, or all of the above.  If you know you did your job, and by the sounds of things with 150 showings you did your part.  Leave it go and move on... It wasn't you.. 

Mar 05, 2018 08:29 AM
Ambassador
1,822,111
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

Your job, as a real estate agent, is to market the property and get feet in the door.  You did that.

Another part of your job is to help price the property appropriately.  It appears you didn't manage that.  Did you push for a lower price??  Did you press for a price reduction??

Mar 05, 2018 07:53 AM
Rainer
69,594
Shawn and Angela Miller
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Amabassador Real Estate - Lincoln, NE
Lincoln and Omaha, NE REALTORS®

A bad floor plan is always difficult, so don't beat yourself up about losing the listing.  At least you got your face in front of 150 buyers!  Use that to your advantage and move on.

Mar 05, 2018 07:20 AM
Rainmaker
1,114,132
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

You learnt that it was a difficult floor plan and one that buyers did not like. As you go on in the industry you will lose more listings, we all do. Yes, it hurts, but you move on. And the next agent they list will may very well encourage them to lower their price which they refused to do with you. We all learn from every experience and put it to greater use next time. You generated traffic so you did something well so congratulate yourself for what you did right and evaluate what you coud have done differently.

Mar 05, 2018 07:16 AM
Rainmaker
4,047,526
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Some will

Some wont

So what

Next

Mar 05, 2018 06:55 AM
Rainmaker
849,960
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

It's just part of the game. Eventually the seller will figure out what they need to do to get it sold. Don't waste your time worrying about it. You're better off working with sellable listings.

Mar 05, 2018 06:55 AM
Rainmaker
1,738,749
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 happens.  Don't worry about it.  Along the same lines as Nina Hollander ... I would send a note to the sellers thanking them for the opportunity and saying you're sorry you weren't able to secure an acceptable price for them.   That's it. Don't ramble and make excuses.  Just wish them well. You never know where that "high road" act could lead to in the future. 

Mar 05, 2018 06:54 AM
Rainmaker
1,459,827
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Use this as a lessons learned opportunity. Stand up, brush youself off and move on.

Mar 05, 2018 06:31 AM
Rainmaker
745,632
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

It happens to everyone at some point in their career. If you cannot identify something you could have done better, it's best not to dwell on it and move on. I've seen sellers hire 3 or more agents only to fire them. 

Mar 06, 2018 04:29 AM
Rainmaker
895,685
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Next! NEXT!
Rejection is protection. In some way this is fortunate for you, something better is coming, it's not about you, the good news is you know the property and if a buyer comes along with criteria that matches, boom!

Mar 06, 2018 02:07 AM
Rainmaker
1,519,811
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Move on. 

But next time try to incorporate a price reduction schedule. Floor-plan can be a big disadvantage for the property since it can be very expensive to fix.

Mar 05, 2018 11:17 PM
Rainmaker
666,853
Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

You did your best on bringing showings and it sounds you were working with a difficult seller, so just move on and put your energies on other clients.

Mar 05, 2018 07:48 PM
Ambassador
2,571,547
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  What Nina Hollander said.

Mar 05, 2018 10:34 AM
Rainmaker
5,571,934
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

onward and upward....

Mar 05, 2018 09:25 AM
Rainmaker
1,387,928
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Answered.

Mar 05, 2018 08:25 AM
Rainmaker
889,337
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Who are you?

Mar 05, 2018 06:06 AM
Rainmaker
3,069,984
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Allie Angeloni nailed this one!

Mar 06, 2018 06:04 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,501
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Unfortunately, this is a part of the business.  Move on to a better listing and a more reasonable seller.

Mar 06, 2018 05:35 AM
Ambassador
4,312,759
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Duplicate perhaps!

I'd say, be happy!

Mar 05, 2018 09:43 PM
Rainmaker
1,154,075
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

You must have promised to deliver something that did not happen. I tell clients what my expectation. If home is priced correctly your ex client should have ample offers to consider.

Mar 05, 2018 10:11 AM
Rainmaker
1,707,423
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Talk to your broker.

Mar 06, 2018 06:05 AM
Rainmaker
1,596,606
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Great answsers are here.

Oct 14, 2018 04:00 PM
Rainmaker
2,062,534
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Agree with all answers

Oct 14, 2018 03:59 PM
Rainmaker
584,520
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

With a property like that, it's always better to be the "second" agent because you, the first one, have already "softened" the seller up. Bet the seller will take something less next time around, might even end up being less than what was offered while you had the listing.  I have seen it all. It smarts, but let it go.

Apr 03, 2018 06:16 PM
Rainmaker
4,945,384
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 tough when this happens, and we all have been there.    NEXT!

Mar 07, 2018 07:02 AM