I had a VERY stressful week, mostly good stuff and then one bad apple hit me smack dab in the middle of the face.
You see, I fired a $3 million seller because she was a total pain in the ass.
I could bore you with all the details, but bottom line, she was a bully. It seems once every year or two, I get sucked into working with a whack job.
But I did one thing which is always a good idea to do in the listing business.
Take the high road.
I told her, “I can’t work with you. I will not be treated the way you’re treating me. I am sorry, but we have to part ways, I wish you the best.”
And lo and behold, she texted me after and said she was wrong. She was very solicitous and charming. Even told me what a super sweet guy I was.
I thought, who is this?!
So we’ll see if I will work with her again. I may not, I mean, she has shown me her true colors.
The takeaway here is this.
Don’t burn bridges.
Regardless of the situation, no matter how mean and stupid sellers can be, take the high road.
Decide if you can work with them. If not, extricate yourself from the situation with your head high.
I know this takes a lot of effort and energy.
Trust me though. In the long run, you will feel better about yourself.
In the long run, you’ll thank yourself.
In the long run, you’ll be a better listing agent.
And who knows, you may just get another referral from them, you may get the listing back if you want it OR you may get a higher place in heaven.