What Is Your Strongest Quality?

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I had a telephone interview earlier this week with a prospective client.  One of the questions he asked me was this:

"What do you consider your strongest quality?"

That was easy. I consider my strength the fact that I feel my client's success is my success.  I have to do my best for my clients because they depend on meThey need my help or else they wouldn't be interviewing me. My job is to help them. My strength lies in my desire to see my clients succeed.  When their business grows, my business grows.

Do you feel that way about your clients? In the real estate industry, it is especially important to develop that connection with your clients. It has often been said that the purchase or sell of a home is probably the single most important financial decision we make.  As such, the home buyer or seller needs to not only feel but KNOW that their agent is in their corner.

Are you in your client's corner?

Do you have their best interests at heart during every stage of the transaction?

Why should a potential client chose you over all the other real estate agents in your area?

What is YOUR strength?

~Renae - Market 4 Real!
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Rainer
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Lori Isaacson
Credit Restoration Consultants - Plantation, FL

I think my greatest strength may also be my greatest fault..I care tooooo much. I put everyone else first.....I need to find a balance!! Thanks for making me think about this.....

Happy Friday!!

Lori

Apr 17, 2009 02:11 AM #2
Rainer
146,688
Caren Wallace
Premier Property Group LLC - Tualatin, OR
Portland Caren Real Estate

Renae, my strength is my enthusiasm for this business that I can do a good job for my client!

Apr 17, 2009 02:13 AM #3
Rainmaker
341,671
Eric Reid
Renaissance Realty Group of Keller Williams Atlanta Partners - Lawrenceville, GA

Have to say .. my greatest strenght is that I imagine the possibilities and then sometimes foolishly believe I can make it all happen

Apr 17, 2009 02:16 AM #4
Rainmaker
1,177,754
Chuck Carstensen
RE/MAX Results - Elk River, MN
Minnesota Real Estate Expert

I am strong at follow up which helps convert buyers.  Its a little known art in this business.

Apr 17, 2009 02:18 AM #5
Rainer
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Buzz Stanko
Real Estate One Blue Water - Port Huron, MI

I think my greatest strength is that Ido have my client's best int rest at hart. I had a home inspector tell me in the thousand's of homes he has inspected that I was one of three Agents ever, to tell a client to walk away from a deal because of the problems with the home. Yes, I lost a lot of money for a short time, but I have my reputation and that client now is one of my best referral source's.

Apr 17, 2009 02:25 AM #6
Ambassador
1,207,909
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

My greatest strength is making my clients feel comfortable.

Apr 17, 2009 02:27 AM #7
Rainmaker
769,526
Ritu Desai
Samson Properties - Ashburn, VA
Virginia Realtor-Fairfax/Loudoun/PW-703-625-4949

My strength is I work on a personal level with my clients rather treating them just a business transaction. They get comfortable and this has been expressed by the referrals and repeated clients I have got.

Apr 17, 2009 02:31 AM #8
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Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

I think my strength is my protectiveness of my clients...I don't care if one particular deal goes through as long as they know that I should be their Realtor for life.

Apr 17, 2009 02:34 AM #9
Rainer
29,180
Jimmie Graham
Keller Williams Realty - Ypsilanti, MI

My greatest strength is that my clients know that I'm very task oriented. My clients know that I will do and give everything I got to get the job done.

Apr 17, 2009 02:35 AM #10
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2,625
Katie Creek
Florida Luxury Realty - Hudson, FL

My strength is that I LOVE PEOPLE!!!  Which can also be a problem but, the part of Real Estate that I adore is that when you find "THAT PERFECT HOME" and you see the delight in their eyes, there is nothing like it in the world.  "PRICELESS"!!!

Apr 17, 2009 02:37 AM #11
Rainmaker
722,780
Connie Lou Barnett
Real Living/Home Realty - Owensboro, KY
GRI,CRS,CRB,SRMM,ARA,PRS,SFR,QSC

My logo is "Helping You Is What I Do" but you need to have a positive attitude and a desire to succeed.  Clients  are so important and we need to take care of them. Great post.

Apr 17, 2009 02:41 AM #12
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Matt McLaughlin
The Pest Force - Myrtle Beach, SC

So Renae, did your answer gain you the client?, haha.

I hate it when the question is , what is your weakest quality?

My strength is knowledge. knowing my business can not be substituted with anything else, not flowers, kind words, being good with people, caring, good intentions, dressing up nice, being on time, answering the phone, smelling nice, etc. Everything else in nice and I am sure it is appreciated but when its all said and done do you know what you are doing and are you doing it well!

Apr 17, 2009 02:42 AM #13
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

My strength is in my honesty. I'm not afraid to provide all the information necessary for a person to make an informed decision.  What they do with the info is beyond my control. Intelligent decisions are not always made but at least I've given all the facts.  This goes beyond real estate and into all areas of my life.

Apr 17, 2009 02:44 AM #14
Rainmaker
210,932
Renae Bolton
Marketing 4 Realtors - Garfield Heights, OH
I'm your Professional Real Estate Marketing VA!

What is that "robotic" answer, Tony?

Balance may well be the most difficult thing to achieve in business, Lori. Especially if you have a family!

And enthusiasm is contagious, isn't it Caren?

That's a great strength to have, Eric!

That is so true, Chuck. Most agents don't have the desire to follow-up but that's where the real business is had!

Buzz, you set yourself apart by being willing to lose some money to protect the client. Kudos to you!

That's important, too, Jared. Putting the client at ease ensures they will feel comfortable telling you the truth about how they feel about the properties they see!

Good for you Ritu! Referrals and repeat business are a great way to grow your business!

Karen, you sound like the mother hen, ready to peck the eyes out of anyone who tries to do your clients harm!

That's a great attitude to have, Jimmy.  Being task oriented ensures that nothing slips through the cracks!

Loving people means you'll keep them at the center of all transactions, right Katie?  That means you put their interests before everything else!

You're right, Connie.  Taking care of your clients should be the priority!

Yes, Matt! He signed yesterday!  And you are absolutely right! I can sign clients all day long but if I don't know marketing the way I say I do, if I can't do the things I tell the client I can do, what's the point?

That's a good rule to live by, Susan - honesty.  Too much fluff goes into real estate these days.  Too much coddling and hand-holding instead of telling them what they need to know.

~Renae

Apr 17, 2009 03:51 AM #15
Rainmaker
595,471
Lisa Hill
Florida Property Experts - Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate

I'm always in the corner of my clients. But my strengths lie in negotiation on behalf of my clients, since I'm good at reading body language. Since I know this, I go out of my way to observe the other agent and their clients, when they're viewing my listings, and vice versa if I'm working with buyers. I want my clients to do the best they can with their offer. When they're happy, I'm happy =D

Apr 17, 2009 05:53 AM #16
Rainmaker
210,932
Renae Bolton
Marketing 4 Realtors - Garfield Heights, OH
I'm your Professional Real Estate Marketing VA!

That's good, Lisa! Definitely nice to know that your agent is really on your side and looking out for you!

~Renae

Apr 17, 2009 12:42 PM #17
Rainmaker
1,116,584
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

I think my greatest strength is the ability to listen, and to listen well. Some people listen but only hear what they want to hear.

Apr 21, 2009 03:45 AM #18
Rainmaker
581,850
Linda D. Pufford
Stage with Divine Style - Home Staging - Novato, CA
ASPM, Marin/Sonoma Home Stager

Renae,

Great question to ask!!! It makes us think and look deeper into ourselves. 

My greatest strength in my life and my business is building lasting and meaningful relationships with the people I meet.  It always brings me great joy!!!

Thanks for asking ;~)

Apr 21, 2009 05:42 PM #19
Rainer
478,183
Not a real person
San Diego, CA

My ability to work around the clock, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year.

Apr 23, 2009 09:17 PM #20
Rainer
36,086
Matt McLaughlin
The Pest Force - Myrtle Beach, SC

Get a life Russel, haha, jk. If you love what you do it's not like work!

May 05, 2009 06:11 AM #21
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