“Relationships Can Definitely be Challenging”

“Relationships Can Definitely be Challenging” "



Joe, I think I am headed to Plan B, which is to go, and pay the consequence. I am having my mom look at this house for me when she returns to FL next week. I have had enough!!!!!!!!! We can catch up next week after the holiday. Thanks”


All of us have learned that the steps we take have consequences, some good and some not so much. Divorce or future divorce means change in the lives of families.


It is never easy to give advice to a client in situations like this but this client has gotten to the point of no return. When we met, we discussed getting qualified for a home which she will qualify for without any difficulty, no matter if it is local or 1000 miles away.


Hopefully all decisions that are being made, work out for the best.


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Comment balloon 30 commentsJoe Petrowsky • September 09 2015 11:47AM


Joe: It always comes down to choices and each of those has its own set of consequences. I hope it works out.

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055) over 4 years ago

Good morning Joe! No one likes change and at times it can bring out the worst in people. I try to keep in mind when working with others that "everyone has a story" and that I probably only have a small part of that story to work with.

Posted by Kim Johnson, Selling South Florida (Signature Realty Inc.) over 4 years ago

Unexpected personality changes occur in all unwanted life experiences. Those that witness it are uncomfortable. Those that are wiser help get people back on track just like Joe Petrowsky from RightTrac Financial Group!

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) over 4 years ago

Good morning Joe.  Divorce or for that matter any change of that magnitude will invoke a roller coaster ride of emotions.  Getting our feet back on the ground with the ability to think clearly may take some time to adjust.  Hope it all works out.

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) over 4 years ago

Hi Joe - we don't always know the back story of a situation - often times, the passage of time is necessary in order to get the most perspective.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 over 4 years ago

Good Morning Joe: There are so many circumstances in life that can be controlled and some are due to forces of nature. No matter what, life changing events are not easy.

Posted by Maria Gilda Racelis, Home Ownership is w/in Reach. We Make it Happen! (Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington) over 4 years ago

Tough life choices coming for this man, Joe.  But, whatever the decision, you will be there for him.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 4 years ago

Everyone has their own choices to make. Working with the public, we hear all kinds of relationship stories that are unfortunate...

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) over 4 years ago

Joe, you never know who will seek your counsel. All you can do is offer assistance. Enjoy your day! 

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) over 4 years ago

Good morning Joe. You are a terrific lender but even a better person. I hope your client resolves her angst and is able to preserver.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 4 years ago

Your client seems to be quite conflicted.....I hope things all work out for the best.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) over 4 years ago

Hello Joe Petrowsky 

Hopefully all will work out for the best in the difficult situation.  She is fortunate to have you/your advice in her corner.

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 4 years ago

Good morning Joe.  I feel bad for this person.  It is a large bag of emotions they are having to deal with.  Having trusted professionals to go to, no matter the field, is a huge relief.  Enjoy your Friday.  Mark

Posted by Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227 over 4 years ago

Good morning Joe,

A tough situation that sometimes reuires finesse to get to the end. I know you will take care of her.

Make yourself a great day.

Posted by Raymond E. Camp, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester (Howard Hanna Real Estate Services) over 4 years ago

The best decisions are made from a postition of strength....and emotionally and financially....divorcing couples learn that during that process is not the best time to make lasting decisions.

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) over 4 years ago

Sally K. & David L. Hanson is so right! Decisions should be made from a position of strength not from a place fraught with emotion-I hope you can help your client to calm down and be rational.

Posted by Joanna Cohlan, Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes (Fresh Eyes For Your Home) over 4 years ago

Joe Petrowsky Yes, relationships can be difficult. You are a rock that many hang onto.

Bill Roberts

Posted by Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner (Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate) over 4 years ago


That is so true, and like Bill Roberts said, you are a rock.  Wishing you a great weekend and regards to Gail.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 4 years ago

I am about to embark on a very sticky divorce situation where both people are near and dear to me. It's a sad scenario all the way around. 

Posted by Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com (Zion Realty) over 4 years ago

Relationships are often the reason for a person or couple to see a Realtor or Mortgage Lender. The things they did not teach us in licensing class.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) over 4 years ago

Choices and the consequences of those choices is what life is all about. We learn from those choices..........or not.

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 4 years ago

Joe it is good to see someone come to terms with reality, in stead of hiding from it.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 4 years ago


All you can do is all you can do . . . . by doing are best.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 4 years ago

It can be difficult when we face the tough ones like you just wrote about. I recently worked with an elderly couple and it was obvious that both have some serious mental degeneration. I was happy when another family member finally got involved. 

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) over 4 years ago

Tough times are hard. Trying to buy a home in the midst of them will add to the stress!

Posted by Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust! (Friends & Neighbors Real Estate) over 4 years ago

That's a buyer that is trying to make sure the lemonade is properly sweetened

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) over 4 years ago

Your clients are fortunate to be working with you. Buying a home is stressful . 

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 4 years ago

Relationships ARE challenging. Fortunately financing a new mortgage for this buyer will not be. Have a great weekend, Joe!

Posted by Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell (Front Gate Real Estate) over 4 years ago

It is difficult to hear about the break-ups and hardships our clients go through. We get to know them and they become extended family.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 4 years ago

Hi Joe: I understand. We work with people and  their emotions every day. It's tough when they call or write you to vent. We do our best and pray for the best outcome for all. 

Posted by Janice Zaltman, South Florida Residential Real Estate (United Realty Group) over 4 years ago