Sometimes transactions don't always pan out the way you hope they do. I've experienced that this week with my client Hilary and her house in the Pacific Palisades. We re-listed her house, after it had been on the market with another broker, so that we could really sell it this time. Against my suggestion, Hilary wanted to re-list the house at its original list price, which was $100,000 more than what it ended up on the market for last time after a reduction. This is never a good idea, because it makes people question why the price went up!
However, after a successful brokers open and a few showings, I got her a FULL PRICE offer! Little did I know that she was then going to disappear on me. That should have been my first clue that she was not really going to sell. As it turns out, she wasn't ready to part with her house. I'm not in the business of making people move, so I completely understand when someone needs to do what's best for them, even if it means a lost sale. I respect Hilary for her honesty and wish her the best of luck! Hopefully when she's ready to really sell, she'll know who to call.