At our last meeting one of my colleagues asked if anyone had a listing he could open…. At first I looked at him funny….Why would one want to sit in someone Else’s listing? I got over that when our agency had the new development…. After a while I sort of realized it would be dumb luck if I ever got any money… It ruined my weekends…Well I did have a beautiful brand new home in a great setting to spend my afternoon in. But no buyers….If they had an agent no pay…If they came back and didn’t explain that they met that really nice agent at the open house, no pay…..I sat anyway because I said I would…I hoped maybe to pick a buyer…I didn’t…..We lost the listing (they were overpriced and far from town on little lots)….
I realize that my colleague (friend) had no listings and no solid buyers…. I also realized I had two listings I wanted open and didn’t want to sit open houses on both weekend days….. I thought about it through the rest of the meeting…. After the meeting I told him he could pick which of my listings he wants to open and I would handle the other one….
Wait you say….Don’t you want to represent both sides? Don’t I want to pick up the buyer? Well yes of course but I wasn’t going to open both houses…It is very wearing and I have things to do….buyers to service…I want my listing sold. History tells me somebody else will bring my buyer…It might as well be my colleague and friend. He picked 105 Bridgewater and I have 722 Pearl.
He called me yesterday. He went to see the home….He is very excited….This is not a new agent…He is an older man with 20 plus years in the business… I hope he is successful….It would help both of us if he brings me an offer….I hope he also picks up a buyer…
Open Saturday 1-4 PM
For me I will sit Pearl…. A very nice home about 1/4 of mile from mine….It is on the Boise Bench…A wonderful older neighborhood close to everything with a lot of spirit and class.
Open Sunday 1-4 PM
Sometimes helping another person is a win-win situation. My friend has something to do today and I have both homes open…Maybe we will both be successful to help us end 2011. Wish us well….