I’ve been hearing a lot of stories lately, and I’ll tell you they aren’t very good.
“If I get one more low ball offer…”
“When will these ‘agents’ realize that they need to get serious with their offers.”
“Who do these people think they are? Trying to steal my seller’s house?”
Funny isn’t it how quickly we turn on each other in an attempt to make a buck? Well not funny – ha-ha, but funny, you know ironic.
When things were going well and we were tripping over the money – well other agents, I was still in that salaried job – things flowed like wine. Now the market is slow, and it is flowing like day-old concrete in the Texas sun. So what happened?
Is it really that the market slowed down?
I understand that making ends meet is harder than ever for real estate agents, but why is the first thing we abandon our ethics and morals? Unless of course we never had them to begin with.
“I refuse to change the way I operate,” an experienced and dear agent friend said to me this morning. “I’m not going to change me.”
Don’t think that means she isn’t doing well, in fact, she’s kicking some major butt in this market. Why? Because she’s true to herself and people respond to that.
So, keep in mind it might not be the market that’s so bad — it might just be you.