Looking for a Home: What an Awesome Responsibility

Real Estate Sales Representative with Immeubles Deakin Realty

If you're looking for a home or, like me, helping someone look for a home, you know that this is an awesome responsibility.

The Merriam-Webster on-line dictionary defines awesome as: inspiring awe or expressive of awe.  Awe is then defined as: an emotion variously combining dread, veneration, and wonder that is inspired by authority or by the sacred or sublime.

Yup, that pretty much sums it up for me.  It inspires dread: What if we can't find what they're looking for in their price range?  How am I going to break it to them that the offer didn't go through?

It inspires veneration: I am continually amazed at how intimate the process of putting your home on the market is.  We cannot treat the individuals involved in this process with anything less than the utmost respect. 

And the process of looking for a home inspires wonder: Like the feeling you get when you enter a property and it speaks to you, when you see yourself living there, and when you start smiling from the inside out.

Finding a home?  That is both sacred and sublime

As a real estate agent here in Montreal, it still amazes me that it's a HOME that I'm helping someone to find.  The place where they will rest, play, love, eat, relax, be themselves, nest, raise their kids, greet their friends, host their families and get away from this crazy, crazy world.  It is also the place where they will likely be making the biggest financial commitment and investment of their lives.

Awe-inspiring responsibility

I'm honoured that they trust me -- out of all the other real estate agents out there -- to do this with them.  I don't take this responsibility lightly.  And I am ever conscious of the need for this to be just the right home for THEM, in all of the ways that are most important to them. 

Because this will be their HOME.

I love my job.

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Put your best house forward. TM

Tanya Nouwens

Tanya Nouwens Inc., Montreal Real Estate Broker and Canadian Staging Professional (TM)  www.readysetsold.ca 

RE/MAX ROYAL (JORDAN) INC., www.remax-quebec.om

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Comments (5)

Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles real estate concierge services

And they are lucky to have you, Tanya.

Dec 11, 2009 12:43 PM
Tanya Nouwens
Immeubles Deakin Realty - Montreal West Island, QC
Montreal Real Estate Broker & Stager

Thanks Jane : )

Dec 12, 2009 12:49 AM
Ty Lacroix
Envelope Real Estate Brokerage Inc - London, ON


If I was looking to buy a home in Montreal, I'd hire you!


Dec 12, 2009 02:31 AM
Tanya Nouwens
Immeubles Deakin Realty - Montreal West Island, QC
Montreal Real Estate Broker & Stager

Awwwww, thanks Ty! : )  What a nice thing to say!

Dec 12, 2009 11:47 AM
Team Honeycutt
Allen Tate - Concord, NC

Great post! I am glad you take your job so seriously! I'm sure all of your buyers appreciate it as well!

Jan 13, 2010 04:32 AM