I just realized after posting a comment earlier that it would be a good thing to blog about. This weekend I went for a consultation and found myself putting down the clipboard and listening to the homeowner about his "story" as to why he is selling the house. I went in thinking I could whip through his house and we would only talk about the ways to get his home ready for re-sale... but that didn't happen, again. I am realizing that in this business, we are also listeners and counselors, too. He talked about his frustration and saddness and I needed to be there to just listen. I wonder if you all run into this. The consultations seem to be way more than"remove this and put this here". This gives our job more meaning, and blessings await us, when we can have a cup of coffee and take the time to listen, even if it means staying a little bit longer.
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