Real Estate by Debbie Reynolds: Don't Get Bent Out of Shape, It's Just Business

Don't Get Bent Out of Shape, It's Just Business

Keep You Emotions in Check, It's Better for Business and Your Health

Keep your emotions in checkSelling a home can go smoothly or it can be a rocky journey.  For first-time home sellers especially, it may seem that all the cards are stacked in favor of the home buyer with the real estate agent coming out a winner no matter what.

You have lots of company in your thinking but you need to remember when you choose the right agent, your agent is on your side and will advocate for you. Emotions can get out of control especially when talking price, selling expenses and personal property. It is best to realize that this is just business. The suggestions and recommendations from your agent are why you hired an agent and use them to get to your goal of selling your home.

With the right representation, the selling process can go the way it is supposed to and even in your favor. Keep your emotions in check and don't wear your feelings on your sleeve. When a lower offer comes in, look at it as starting a conversation and allow your agent to guide you through the negotiation process. By remaining calm and collected, you will have less stress and be able to see the possibilities of a sale much more clearly.

Don't Get Bent Out of Shape, It's Just Business

 

For honest advice about your Clarksville home, you need an experienced and knowledgeable agent. When selling your home and finding out what your home is worth in Clarksville TN take the next step to contact The Real Debbie Reynolds at 931-320-6730.

 

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Comment balloon 45 commentsDebbie Reynolds • August 26 2016 08:52PM

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Debbie Reynolds - Great advise to sellers on how to handle a low offer - it's a starting point and the beginning of a conversation - a positive and not a negative!

Posted by Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale www.TahoeLauraLuxuryHomes.com, Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers (Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260) almost 2 years ago

Great blog Debbie Reynolds - I particularly like your  quote..."With the right representation, the selling process can go the way it is supposed to" 
Indeed Step #1 is to hire an Agent that you feel has your best interest at heart and whom you Trust!  

Posted by Maria Sapio, Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com (Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty) almost 2 years ago

Hi Debbie, great post! An offer is a starting point to see if the other player really wants to finish the game. Offense taken means no game played, no winners at all.

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) almost 2 years ago

Debbie,

Emotions are a big part of the buying and selling process.  An excellent agent such as yourself, knows how to keep the ball rolling without adding fuel to the fire.  I once saw an agent promote herself by saying in her add, "we will cry together".  I would not want to work with an agent that is going to cry with me! LOL A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) almost 2 years ago

This past spring my daughter bought her first home.  That experience, although unique, was so eye opening for me to have an indept view into the mind of a first time home buyer.  She would call and say... this is not a broker call, this is a mommy call and explain in detail all her worries and fears in a way no first time home buyer had ever done before.  I truly believe the experience made me a better broker for first time buyers.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) almost 2 years ago

Debbie Reynolds Good post and it is a clear reason why when working with clients, we need to stop at the nearest 'watering hole' for some attitude adjustment.

Posted by Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI, Presence, Persistence & Perseverance (Realty National) almost 2 years ago

Great post Debbie Reynolds! Buying and selling a home can be very emotional, this is one of the conversations I have with every seller. It's best for them to be prepared and not take things personal. 

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) almost 2 years ago

Great post for buyers Debbie Reynolds!  It's scary and you need a good agent on your side!

Posted by Debbie Holmes, Gets the job done! (Gold Key Real Estate) almost 2 years ago

Debbie with all the new rules these day in the process of purchasing a home, keeping our Buyers/Sellers/Borrowers from stepping off the ledge is a big part of what we do.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) almost 2 years ago

Debbie sometimes sellers have a hard time remembering it's 'just business' and we have to play the game. Having the right agent on their side makes all the difference in the world.

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) almost 2 years ago

Debbie, it's like we're talking clients off the ledge, whether they are the buyer making a too low offer that we know will freak out the seller, or the seller freaking out!  And that lowball offer is just the beginning of a conversation!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) almost 2 years ago

Well said Debbie Reynolds. There is no time for emotons in business and selling a home should be considered business. 

Posted by Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services) almost 2 years ago

Telling it like it is Debbie Reynolds 

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Bob Timm, Broker Associate, Alliance Real Estate (Alliance Real Estate - Minot) almost 2 years ago

As we all know this can especially go for agents as well.    Mark

Posted by Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227 almost 2 years ago

It can be difficult for either party in a negotiation to keep their emotions in check, but cool heads will always prevail!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) almost 2 years ago

Great post Debbie. I am working with a first time buyer and emotions do get a little out of control,

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker) almost 2 years ago

This is such an important aspect of residential real estate, Debbie.  So much of my efforts are devoted to keeping people focused on the real issues and not the emotional ones.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) almost 2 years ago

This is excellent advice to share. Some of us do have some work to do on our patience.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) almost 2 years ago

Hi Debbie - Great advice for buyers and sellers, and for us, helping our clients stay focused on the real issues is one of the most important things we do - and that's best done by providing a calm example.

Posted by Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate (New Paradigm Partners LLC) almost 2 years ago

Debbie, great advice for all buyers and sellers.    We love those transactions that go smooth, but not all do.    Thank you for the call today, and totally enjoyed our conversation!  

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) almost 2 years ago

Thanks Joan Cox and hope you have a terrific weekend.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) almost 2 years ago

I worked with some very experienced home buyers today that seemed to be on the ledge as you put it George Souto.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) almost 2 years ago

Ron and Alexandra Seigel though I have cried it is not the norm and I usually can keep my emotions within the bounds of professionalism.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) almost 2 years ago

I like to think of it as a beginning not an ending, Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale www.TahoeLauraLuxuryHomes.com.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) almost 2 years ago

Ah Roy Kelley I bet you have lots of patience as it shows in your photo talking.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) almost 2 years ago

So right Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint. Agents can get very high strung.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) almost 2 years ago

It is a fact and sellers need reminding Bob "RealMan" Timm.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) almost 2 years ago

Yes it is the issues that should drive it not emotions Gabe Sanders.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) almost 2 years ago

Hi Rebecca Gaujot, the Go To Realtor®, the firt time buyer can be so much fun and also very challenging.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) almost 2 years ago

I had to write one of those lowball offers today Patricia Kennedy and see how emotional the bueyrs were.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) almost 2 years ago

Calmness, smiling and an even tone can get very positive results Dick Greenberg.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) almost 2 years ago

Yes tha is preferred in most situations Lisa Von Domek/

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) almost 2 years ago

Sometimes I feel like I am on point and being watched for the cue on how the seller and buyer shoudl react, Anna Banana Kruchten.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) almost 2 years ago

Thanks Scott Godzyk and I agree.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) almost 2 years ago

Now that is funny Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386 but can help.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) almost 2 years ago

Tammy Lankford, because you are so close to her you cold feel those emotions. You wanted it to turn out just right for her.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) almost 2 years ago

Nobody is trying to insult anyone, usually that is Beth Atalay.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) almost 2 years ago

I think it comes down to the right agent leading the way Maria Sapio.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) almost 2 years ago

Thank you Andrea Swiedler and hope you have a great weekend.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) almost 2 years ago

I appreciate it Debbie Holmes and hope many sellers read this.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) almost 2 years ago

Debbie I must have been on my mini vacation when you wrote this post, glad Gabe Sanders  re-blogged it... I always find it is important to keep a business mindset and try to manage the emotions and expectations of the buyers and sellers, depending which side I am on, Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) almost 2 years ago

I often think to myself "Geez, come on, you are selling a house....not having a baby!"  But the words are a little more reassuring!

Posted by Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, ... a small office, delivering big service! (Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC) almost 2 years ago

Good morning Debbie. It is always about having the right agent and you stated it well here.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) almost 2 years ago

Hi Debbie Reynolds - I saw this from a reblog that Roy Kelley did!  Not sure how I missed it.  No matter how much we coach and counsel our clients, it is almost inevitable that we have to coax them off the ledge at some point! But that is what makes us the best at what we do! 

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 2 years ago

Great post, separating our feelings from our business decisions is important, and agree that we should not get too concerned at an offer that is just testing the waters.

but I never accept the excuse that "It is just business".

Honesty and good behavior is essential in all areas of life. Using the phrase that "it is just business" after doing something underhanded just insults business and I will eventually call them on it after the deal is done.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities) almost 2 years ago

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