Wordy Wednesday: The REALTOR® as Dream Maker...Bridging the Gap

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Of all the services that I get to provide to my clients, helping prospective home buyers "bridge the gap" between what they want in a new home or what they perceive the market will allow them to buy and what their budget and parameters will permit is one of my favorites. 

Many prospective homeowners come to me with an idea of what they want, but no idea how to achieve those dreams.  Sometimes those dreams may be slightly out of reach, but with some assistance and education about the market, they are able to reshape their dreams and make them achievable.

How could anyone not love a career where they not only help people to dream, but to help them make those dreams come true?

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If you are in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex and are looking for a REALTOR®, call me today at (469)449-9840 to schedule a consultation.  I'd be happy to help you move forward and achieve your Real Estate dreams and goals.  Not located in the D/FW area?  Contact me anyway... I'd be happy to refer you to a real estate professional in your area who can help you. 

This photograph is the exclusive property of Steve Shatsky.  It may not be used or reproduced in any manner without expressed written permission from Steve Shatsky.  Copyright 2009.  All Rights Reserved.


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  1. Diane Daley 09/24/2009 02:21 AM
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Crystal Kilpatrick
Team Leader -Crystal Kilpatrick Group - Austin, TX
CHLMS,CNE, CRS - Austin & Central Texas Home Sales

Hi Steve, That is a very message:)  Thanks for sharing.

Sep 23, 2009 05:16 PM #3
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team

Steve, wonderful sentiment, that is also why I am a Realtor.  I love helping people attain the dream of home ownership!  Great job!

Sep 23, 2009 06:48 PM #4
Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Steve:  Bridging the gap, huh ?  Dam !  That's a great idea.  Very creative... I like it... but, then again, you knew I would.  Take care... hope you are well.  And, by the way, I hope you had a happy and joyous Autumnal Equinox !

Sep 23, 2009 06:58 PM #5
Yvette Gardner
Keller Williams Realty, Spartanburg, SC - Spartanburg, SC

Looks like a great marketing piece.  The message and the photo work together very well!

Sep 23, 2009 11:46 PM #6
Diane Daley
Caron's Gateway Real Estate - Northumberland, NH

Excellent post and  a great picture to provide the visual...  Keep up the great work.. I will re-blog this to give you more exposure...

Sep 24, 2009 02:21 AM #7
Charles McDonald
Charlottesville Real Estate Solutions - Charlottesville, VA
REALTOR®, Blogger, Principal Broker®, Owner


And I love the photo of the bridge too

your friend in Charlottesville Virginia!

Sep 24, 2009 05:02 AM #8
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Steve..fantastic quote and Photo to go with it..Thanks


Sep 24, 2009 07:23 AM #9
Mitchell J Hall
The Corcoran Group - Manhattan, NY
Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn

Terrific Steve. I love "Wordy Wednesday" lol. Great picture and words.

Sep 24, 2009 07:57 AM #10
Marney Kirk
Cummings & Co. Realtors - Towson, MD
Towson, Maryland Real Estate

Steve, this is a beautiful shot!!!! (And I love your notes relating it to real estate!) :-)

Sep 24, 2009 08:46 AM #11
Michael and Cheron Lange
Solutions Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Associate Broker, GRI

Nice post...and what a great picture of that fabulous bridge!  Whereever did you take that?  It looks like it could be from the New England states or European! 

Sep 24, 2009 09:00 AM #12
Claudette Millette
The Buyers' Counsel - Ashland, MA
Buyer, Broker - Metrowest Mass

Hi, Steve:

This is a beautiful bridge portrait.  And, you are right, those are the times that make it all worthwhile. 


Sep 24, 2009 10:54 AM #13
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

That's one of the reasons that I like to work with first-time home buyers. We can help to mold their decisions and guide them to a better life for themselves. It's very self rewarding.


Sep 24, 2009 02:18 PM #14
Heather Chavez
Second Self Virtual Assistance - Caldwell, ID
Real Estate Virtual, Assistant (928) 692-3235

That's a great photo and great analogy, Steve.  As an AR Ambassador, I bet you help build alot of bridges and help people cross them as well.

Sep 24, 2009 03:02 PM #15
Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS
Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA and Copperhill TN - Murphy, NC
Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA

Great statement and photo Steve.

Sep 24, 2009 03:27 PM #16
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Steve - I love the scene as well as the application you made.  Yes helping clients to bridge the gap is really a rewarding aspect of the profession.

Sep 24, 2009 03:49 PM #17
Jenny Kotulak
RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage - Oakville, ON
Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate

Hi Steve,

Is this the same bridge you had a photo of in another post, from a different angle?  Or was it someone else's post I'm thinking of.  The lights look familiar.  I noticed a typo in the word "located" in your signature area at the bottom of your post.  I'm surprised Karen Anne didn't catch it lol.

Sep 24, 2009 03:52 PM #18
John Cannata
214-728-0449 http://TexasLoanGuy.com - Frisco, TX
Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance

Helping homeowners buy a home is very rewarding. I like the term 'bridging the gap'.

Sep 24, 2009 04:52 PM #19
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Steve. love the photo!  I think we actually need a Wordy Wednesday group!

Sep 25, 2009 01:07 AM #20
Karen Kruschka
RE/MAX Executives - Woodbridge, VA
- "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"

Steve   Great comment and a very appropriate photo - excellent pairing  Karen

Sep 26, 2009 06:08 AM #21
Steve Shatsky
Dallas, TX

Hi Ally...  Very true!

Hi Harry... Thanks, you too!

Hi Crystal... Thank you.

Hi Tony & Darcy... Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

Hi Karen Anne... I love the image of bridges.  Happy equinox!

Hi Yvette & Dennis... I am glad you like it.

Hi Diane... Thanks for the kind compliment!

Hi Charles... Thank you!

Hi Hannah....Thanks for stopping by and commenting

Hi Mitchell... Thanks... I thought it was an interesting title twist! :)

Hi Marney... Thank you... I like relating images to real estate, it's fun.

Hi Michael... Believe it or not, it's a foot bridge here in Dallas across Turtle Creek.

Hi Claudette... Thanks.  I agree!

Hi Elizabeth... It is definitely one of my favorite parts about working w/ first time buyers!

Hi Heather... I try my best to!  Hopefully I am successful at it.

Hi Lee & Carol... Thank you.

Hi Jennifer... I love it too!  Thanks!

Hi Jenny... Yes, it's the same bridge!  And thanks for the typo catch!

Hi John... I liked it too when it came to me.  Feel free to use it.  :)

Hi Pat... I like that idea!

Hi Karen... Thank you.  There's a lot of thought that goes into these!

Sep 26, 2009 06:07 PM #22
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