Actually I work for Money

Real Estate Agent with RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate

Actually I work for Money.  I am hearing this is a newer concept in the world of real estate buyers right now.  Have you A real estate star works for moneyheard that in your area.  Here I am continually contacted by buyers who can buy, have cash, and want Rhode Island real estate waterfront NOW.  However, they tend to forget that as a real estate agent that I need to work with qualified buyers.  That is where the problems happen.

After reading Phil Faranda's post about FSBOs on his web site, it got me going on the subject of buyers and how few of them want to commit to a RI real estate agent.  The comments made to me were that no other agent has asked the buyer to commit to them.  Well I am not any other agent.  Actually I work for Money unlike the other realtors who do not sell homes or at least not many.

See my track record is very good this year as a real estate agent and I want to keep it that way.  It allows me to eat, pay my bills, insurance, taxes, real estate fees and other expenses a self-employed person must deal with.  It is not at all like working for a weekly pay check.  In this business one needs to do the hustle to bustle to have the coins 'tinging' in your real estate cup!

So excuse me if I take this direction today as I have chosen to actually work for money this weekend with my qualified CLIENTS.  You can be one too if you try.  Interested in the North Kingstown real estate market and need guidance, call me at 401.529.7849 or email me at  

 So now you know that actually I work for money.


 Ginny Lacey Gorman is a North Kingstown Realtor who works and knows the North Kingstown RI geographic area of homes for sale, schools, happenings, important tidbits of information and  businesses well.  Waterfront, water view, ocean front, luxury and coastal Rhode Island real estate are her specialty.  If your considering Buying, Selling or Relocating to Rhode Island and need a real estate Professional it would be my pleasure to help you!    When you are in need of an internet savvy RI realtor® who sells homes in this real estate marketcall Ginny today at 401.529.7849.

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Ginny L. Gorman, a purveyor of Fine RI Waterfront Real Estate   

Specializing in waterfront, ocean front, vacation, coastal and luxury homes for sale in North Kingstown, South Kingstown, Narragansett, Jamestown, Charlestown, East Greenwich, Exeter, West Greenwich RI and beyond ...  I sell dreams!  Because there is no place like home...the RI Real Estate Agent in the Sparkly Red Shoes.


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Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

Barbara, I so hear you...the mantra pounds in my head!

Roger, it is so interesting that 'commitment' is a dirty word for these buyers...moving on now...thanks

Aug 10, 2012 08:55 PM #3
Pete Xavier with X Group Real Estate Advocates
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

I just love opening doors and looking at all the pretty houses.

On occasion I think I will make a little money to buy my bread and peanut butter.


Aug 10, 2012 08:56 PM #4
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Ginny: While I love working with buyers, it does get old having to constantly deal with pre-qual and non-committal looky-loos.  I agree with Barbara...list to last!

Aug 10, 2012 09:15 PM #5
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I had new prospective buyers and after explaining the consumer notice I showed the non exclusive buyer agency contract . I knew that it would be difficult to ask for the exclusive contract.She hesitated and signed it.

Aug 10, 2012 09:27 PM #6
Carol-Ann Palmieri
RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group - Franklin, MA
"Cal" the Real Estate Gal

Hi Ginny.   I know this is not a popular thing to say, but we have done it to ourselves.   Trying to change that perception is difficult.  

Aug 10, 2012 09:30 PM #7
Valerie Zinger
House Proud Ottawa-Ontario-Canada - Ottawa, ON
Home Organizer
Ginny. Good for you for so clearly stating your purpose is to work for money. Some buyers think it is all goodwill and want part of your commission as well.
Aug 10, 2012 09:40 PM #8
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Ginny - This is so right on.  Now, if only every buyer out there could get this through their head.

Aug 10, 2012 09:51 PM #9
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA

I have "offended" rental prospects asking them PREqualifying questions before agreeing to show them property....

Aug 10, 2012 09:53 PM #10
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

Pete, well i do too but I want some peanut butter to put on that bread!

Anita, so true!

Gita, here it is cut throat...noone will do the buyer agencies...and yes Carol Ann we have done it to ourselves & it is so hard to be different!

Val, it is the way i live...

Aug 10, 2012 09:53 PM #11
Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Hallmark Realtors - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Good for you, Ginny. It's great to help people find their homes, of course, but this isn't a hobby for us either!

Aug 10, 2012 11:34 PM #12
Kim Boekholder Utah Real Estate
Results Real Estate 801.580.5624 - Draper, UT
Broker, Results Real Estate
I am very burned out on buyers. My goal is to switch over to majority listings.
Aug 11, 2012 12:03 AM #13
David Grbich
Realty One Group - - San Juan Capistrano, CA
Orange County Real Estate - 949-500-0484

Great post - nice to have a balance of buyers and sellers and nice to have real qualified and loyal buyers! Regards Dave

Aug 11, 2012 12:32 AM #14
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Ginny, GOOD FOR YOU!     This is not a voluntary job, this is how we make a living.    If a buyer wants a PROFESSIONAL, expect that person to get paid!

Aug 11, 2012 02:15 AM #15
Bob Usey
Bob Usey Properties - Gulfport, MS


I am with you all the way. i too work for money. If you want a tour of the area I will give you the Chamber of Commerce number. At age 27, I had five children, yes thaey wanted to eat also.

Good Post !

Bob Usey Properties

Mississippi Gulf Coast



Aug 11, 2012 04:46 AM #16
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond has to be said...sometimes we are used like paper towels and I do not care for it and will not do it...easily said all.

Aug 11, 2012 08:08 AM #17
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Ginny what a fantastic concept.  I am sure that some Buyers need to be reminded that we don't just do this for fun :)

Aug 11, 2012 10:53 AM #18
Gail Robinson
William Raveis Real Estate - Southport, CT
CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT

Ginny, When we are clear with ourselves then we can be clear with others.  Knowing that you need to make money and communicating that businesslike approach to your clients will weed out the tire kickers.  I am always prepared to get up and leave if clients won't sign the EBA.  I suggest to them politiely that I'm probably not the right agent for them because I commit myself to my clients and expect commitment in return. 

Aug 11, 2012 01:19 PM #19
Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

Ginny, Kudos to you for making it clear.....we work, we deserve to be paid! The other day I sweat like crazy moving furniture and cleaning up in order to photograph a listing....and I do expect to be paid for it! Then its the same for driving around, making the phone calls, spending time searching and sending listings....I want to be paid!

Aug 11, 2012 02:12 PM #20
Melissa Zavala
Broadpoint Properties - Escondido, CA
Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County

Commitment and proof of funds are a good thing. If a buyer really has the money, he (or she) is not going to balk at sharing that information.

Aug 12, 2012 12:11 AM #21
Bas Panch
SCV Home Buyer - Valencia, CA

Hi Ginny,

Good for you! I applaud you for stating it so clearly, this isn't just a hobby that you do for fun, this is your job--and you do it really well and deserve to get paid. Keep up the good work as a top North Kingstown short sale agent!

Aug 16, 2012 01:07 PM #22
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