Quite often, I hear people calling me a “real-i-tor,” when I am really a “real-tor.” As I was trying to come up with a funny way I could easily explain there is not an “I” in the word “REALTOR®,” I ended up thinking about an entirely new topic…
Have you ever heard anyone say, “There is no ‘I‘ in ‘team?'” The same premise holds true for REALTORS®, both literally and figuratively. In helping a client buy or sell a home, the only things that are important about me are the stellar service, expertise, and education I provide to my clients, as well as the knowledge and expertise of my “team” of professionals (lenders, title companies, inspectors, movers, contractors, CPA’s, other REALTORS®, etc.).
The rest of me, or “I,” is not important when I am with my clients. It’s ALL about them; their needs, wants, expectations, worries, fears, etc. It is my job to educate them on what’s out there in the market, how their needs, wants, and expectations can, or cannot, be met with their particular budget. It is also my job to make the transaction go as smoothly as possible, so clients can focus on the other areas of their daily lives because, in the time it takes to buy or sell real estate, life still continues to move at a very fast pace.
It is extremely important for me to be educated in real estate guidelines, documents, and processes. That said, several hours each month are spent taking classes in a classroom, with an actual teacher, which is the best way to learn and ask timely questions. Additionally, I spend a lot of quality time with my team of professionals, sharing happenings from recent transactions; things that went well, and things we learned from (without sharing clients’ personal information, of course), so that we are learning from all areas of the business. Doing this allows myself, and my team, a much broader range of ideas and solutions to pull from when working with clients.
There is no such thing as a “cookie-cutter” transaction. Honestly, the true science of real estate comes in whether an agent can efficiently organize their time and processes, as well as research and negotiate effectively, as the “practice” of real estate is just that, a “practice.” I learn something new from every single transaction; often a lot of things☺.
I look forward to sharing my expertise with you in your future real estate transactions and I look forward to making it ALL ABOUT YOU, because there really isn’t an “I” in REALTOR®.
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