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I cursed under my breath...

I was doing some repair on a play house in our yard.

 We have it for the grand kids.

I started working on a new floor covering.

I measured and measured and measured again.

Then I cut and...I still got it wrong.

Not sure what I did wrong.  I cursed under my breath...(My grand daughter was within earshot.)

I then assessed the situation, laid out a plan and spliced the flooring together.

 

Just like when an issue comes up in Real Estate...I do my best to contain my frustration, assess the issue and then fix it.

That is part of what my clients want from me.

Comment balloon 10 commentsWilliam Feela • June 07 2016 09:35PM

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That is a great analogy, I'm glad you were able to aplice the floor together.

Posted by Sybil Campbell, REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia (Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia) over 3 years ago

I don't think they ever see our frustration when and if it occurs. 

Posted by CA COASTAL ESTATES Lauren Selinsky Perez CRS, "Your Real Estate Broker" #oclauren (California Coastal Estates) over 3 years ago

Yep, just like Real Estate, sometimes you have to step back and make a plan to fix the situation.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) over 3 years ago

And it's probably just as good to not let the clients here the cursing either.  

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 3 years ago

I am always relieved when I am not within earshot of my clients when my frustration level rises like that. I try very hard not to let them catch on to how I am feeling. And I am equally relieved and somewhat amazed when they will remark about how calm I have been through a transaction. 

Always best to curse UNDER your breath! And then to re-assess the situation and start again with a new and improved adjusted plan!

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 3 years ago

Good morning again William. You are right, the best preparation in the world doesn't always matter and making better is what we do.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 3 years ago

A wonderful analogy, Bill... and hopefully you don't curse under your breath anywhere near your clients! Stuff happens... it's how we address the fixing in the end.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) over 3 years ago

Good morning William,

Just when you want to scream you have to put on the better front.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Posted by Raymond E. Camp, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester (Howard Hanna Real Estate Services) over 3 years ago

Poker face when ever possible.  I also helps me keep my cool

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 over 3 years ago

I've had a couple events similar to that lately, William!  Sometimes I'm good with the poker face, and sometimes I'm not!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 3 years ago

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