I believe that everything is interconnected. Everything has its time and place. Everything happens for a reason. As a Listing agent, I find trying to explain this concept to a Seller (who eagerly awaits for the offer on the house) may not take this advice very well. I totally understand that.
After they have worked so hard to prepare for the sale of the house, most Sellers are anxious to move on. How could someone not understand that?
I feel that I'm called to become some people's real estate agent. I know I'm not called to help every single buyer and seller out there. So, with the best of my ability, I'm out there, armored to make the sale happen. But sometimes, it's not the house. Some houses sit longer than others and I have seen too many examples that it's not necessarily the price factor.
I believe that the house is awaiting its right owners. Maybe the buyers' hearts need a little more stirring. Everything must work together in order for the sale to happen.
I might be in **danger for writing this. In addition, some salespeople with go-getter, "I determine my own destiny" mentality may view this differently from me. Some might even think I dont try hard enough. Is that the case? I have wondered this many times myself but my answer is still "No". There are days where I dont sleep for days (by that I really do mean my brain after the lack of sleep for over 48 hours and going into the zombie mode). I have clients - be it a Buyer or Seller, I do seek guidance to best handle their housing situation.
I have never said to a Seller, "When the Right buyer comes along, there we will have our contract". I have never said to a Buyer, "This house is on the market "this" long because it has been waiting for you to make the move". But I'm dying inside really wanting to do just that.
I am not a lazy salesperson who just sits at home to wait for her phone to ring. I do my due diligence, I am creative and I am hard working. But I would be first to tell you that I have my limits where my line is drawn. My heart will tell me to back off and I will do that. I am nothing but an instrument for the real estate transaction that involves me to do what it needs to do. And sometimes that can be the painful word, "Wait, it's not time yet".