Do We Know What we are Really Selling - I May Have Forgotten
Something dawned on me today, something that I have to admit that I wasn't all that impressed with myself. I have a closing this week, and to be honest in this market I am happy to have the income flow. While I have never been a "gotta get that commission" type of agent, I also admit that I understand that I am doing this to make money. I believe there is a fine line that we Realtors walk between making a living and helping people realize life dreams. Whether it is the retiring couple who we help get their big home sold so that they can get that condo with no maintenance responsibilities to the young couple we help get that first home where they are going to start their lives together, and build a new family.
So while I am sitting getting things together for the coming closing, figuring what bills are going to get paid with my commission, it dawned on me. The young couple purchasing this home are going to be creating memories for them, their parents, their families. The gentleman selling the home is moving into another chapter in his life. So what am I really a party too? I have reminded myself that I am in the business assisting people through important milestones in their lives. It gives alot more meaning to me to remember that a closing is a way a beginning for the parties involved. I think I will refer to "closings" as "beginnings" from now on.
Sometimes it takes so little to make a large impact on how we go about our lives, today was one of those days for me. I am reminded of what a cool career I have chosen, and how I can make a positive impact the lives of my clients. It's been a good day....yeah a good day.
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