JoAnna and Gail's Real Estate Blog


I am Proud of my Reputation!

I got a call yesterday from a very well known seasoned Manalapan agent from another company. I have never actually had a deal with her but at one point I had clients who were very interested in one of her listings in Marlboro and we seemed to be on the phone 10 times a day. My clients had a lot of questions and she was very accomodating. My clients offered a ridiculous amount to start and when we finally came to terms with her sellers and they agreed to a price, my clients got cold feet and pulled out. It was frustrating to say the least. She totally understood and didn't give me a hard time.  This happened well over a year ago.

She called me to ask me about a yearlong ad that I had run in the lobby of a local establishment.  She was apologetic for asking but she wanted to know if I thought that it was worth the investment. Did I get any new business from it? Of course, I told her that I had gotten absolutely nothing from it. She said, "See, I knew I could trust you and you would tell me the truth." She then told me if I ever needed her for anything or any advice to please ask and she will return the favor.

Reputation is everything. I have never had a problem with agents that others find so hard to work with. I am always helpful and try my best to make things work. After all, if we don't get something together, we don't get paid! I felt very proud that this agent called me for my opinion and trusted my answer. She knew that I was telling her the truth.

Now, I would love to sell one of her listings. I know it would be a "Smooth Sale"


Gail Szeluga e-Pro®,ABR®, SFR, SRES

2013 Top Producer and Top Salesperson

NJAR Circle of Excellence 2010-2013
Manalapan/Marlboro Office

732-580-7893 Cell

Comment balloon 4 commentsGail Szeluga • February 23 2009 01:12PM


Gail, Great story!  Our reputations, especially with our fellow professionals, cannot ever be taken for granted. 

Posted by Amy Salisbury, West Virginia Realtor/Jefferson/Berkeley (Leading Edge Properties) about 10 years ago

Absolutely wonderful and not surprising at all, knowing you and knowing that you are the total package... smart, honest and hardworking.  

I love the "smooth sale"  LOL!  great!

Posted by Gail Szeluga & JoAnna Siminerio, Fostering Community Spirit Through Real Estate (Weichert Realtors - Manalapan - Marlboro) about 10 years ago

Good for you Gail...That agent has you pegged to a tee! :)

P.S. If that "local establishment" where you had the ad is the one we shared last can count me out waste of $$.

Posted by AMBER NOBLE GARLAND - Top Real Estate Expert, Property Tax Appeal Specialist & Author, - The Agent You Can Trust To Deliver REAL Results! (Strategic Marketing Expert & Relocation Specialist Serving New Jersey and nationwide!) about 10 years ago

Gail you hit the hammer on the head...All we have is our honesty and intergrity and you my dear have both.

Any buyer,seller or agent would know that having any transaction with you they would be delt with ONLY HONESTY AND INTERGRITY

I am proud to have you on my team

Posted by Barbara Berg, BROKER MANAGER,CRS,CRB (Weichert Realtors) about 10 years ago