Did you ever notice that those three words seem to be so difficult for most people to say? Well, like it or not, if you live long enough in this lifetime you will be wrong. In all honesty you will be wrong a lot. You will be misinformed, mislead, and sometimes you will just forget or become confused when attempting to answer a question.
You will misinterpret information and you will mislead people. I'm not saying that you will think that you are wrong from the start and I am not talking about you intentionally misleading anyone you encounter. I'm simply talking about the fact that from time to time, you will be wrong. You had better learn to accept that fact and make a decisive decision on exactly how you will handle the situation.
Can you stand your ground, take it on the chin, and admit when you are wrong? It takes a brave and honest person to admit when they are wrong, and I can promise you that no one really likes to do it. We all want to be right all the time, it just doesn't work that way guys. But you have to straighten things out when you are wrong, because it's a sign of strong character. If you're in real estate, it's also part of your job. You are here to guide, advise, educate, and protect. Allowing people to wander through a transaction misinformed will ultimately lead to trouble and a lack of trust when they learn the truth that you didn't tell them.
So, my advice to you is to learn to admit that you're wrong when you're wrong. Learn how to swallow that bitter pill and get over it. When there's a cloud looming over a situation, it's hard to move forward. So get it out of the way and be done with it. Not everyone will be happy at first with your admittance, but they will respect your honesty. And in the end, your integrity and respect is worth difficult task of uttering those three painful words. "I was wrong."
JL Boney, III - Columbia, SC Realtor - Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
I specialize in Columbia, SC real estate and the surrounding areas, including Blythewood, SC, Kershaw County, Fairfield County, and Lexington, SC. If you are in the market to buy or sell a home in Columbia, SC or any of the surrounding areas, I would love the opportunity to speak with to see how I can help. Thanks for reading and feel free to contact me if I can be of service to you.
Office- 803-788-1450 Cell- 803-730-9601 Email- James_Boney@Yahoo.com