What kind of REALTOR reputation do YOU have and do you think that's important?
My reputation as a professional Realtor is important to my career and important to my clients. I work very hard at developing and maintaining a good relationship with other Realtors in our association, and that's important because I have a reputation for being professional and thorough, relaxed and accessible.
While I don't think cooperating Realtors are going to steer their clients to purchase my listings, I do know that they look forward to having a transaction with me if we've done one together in the past.
When my Buyers give me a list of properties they'd like to see, here are some thoughts that run through my head,
"Chatty, Linda. Very thorough and good to work with -- as long as everything goes smoothly. Only wants to communicate over the phone, and if any glitch comes our way, she will talk about it for two hours."
"Lovely Kari. Always replies punctually, rarely misses a deadline or document, very professional and courteous."
"Super Cathy. Once helped me challenge an appraisal when I was representing the Seller and she represented the Buyer. Thinks outside of the box and is a great problem-solver."
"Hellish Helen. Well she misrepresented her Buyers in one transaction in a multiple-offer situation and handled the transaction in an unethical manner. Will think three times before entering a transaction with her clients."
What kind of REALTOR reputation do YOU have?
I HOPE that I'm described by fellow Realtors as,
"Ready, willing and able Lori Cain - ready to do business; willing to conduct a transaction in a personable and professional manner; able to represent her clients' best interest while fostering an environment for all parties to be served."
Do you know what kind of reputation YOU have among cooperating Realtors, and do you think it's important?