Ken's Naperville Real Estate Blog : July 2008

"MY WIFE AND I DECIDED TO GO IN ANOTHER DIRECTION"

One of my prospective sellers called me this morning.  We had met on Saturday.  He has a nice home in my farm area, River Bend.

"Ken, I appreciate your time on Saturday, but my wife and I decided to go in another direction with selling our house.  We decided to use another Realtor," he said.

"Hey, I thank you for the call.  I must say, I am a little disappointed, but good luck to you.  If you do ever need anything or have a question, call me anytime," I responded before hanging up the phone.

A little disappointed.  But no more.

We had a good meeting on Saturday.  It wasn't great. 

I can tell when someone really likes me or just sort of likes me.  He was in the sort of category.

And that's OK. 

So he chose another Realtor. 

It was probably a good move.

If the shoe doesn't fit, don't wear it.

Ken

For a free market analysis, go to my website anytime.

 

Comment balloon 21 commentsKen Tracy • July 21 2008 02:16PM
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