Today I was thinking about all of the marvelous relationships I've built over the years. By the time the transaction was complete, I felt like a member of the family. There was a true bond and friendship that quickly developed because they felt and knew that their happiness was the ultimate goal. Everything else was "gravy"... While friendship doesn't seem important, I think it is. The only way for both of us to be comfortable is to know that we're appreciated and that what we are doing together matters. I take those relationships so very seriously. I like to believe that they do, too. Hopefully you'll agree.
When I get holiday cards and pictures of the kids growing up, wow!... that's special!!! To be given the opportunity to make people's dreams happen, it's an incredible feeling. I reflect back on the first time home buyers...or the family moving away that needs lots of emotional support to say "goodbye" to their home. All of the in-betweens. It is amazing. I believe that no matter what part of the country you live in, select the Realtor that you feel a connection with. Just like selecting your new home that gives you that AHA! moment, I think you can feel that with a Realtor, too. I know when I've made that connection with a buyer or seller, too. Sometimes it comes over a little bit of time, but I know right away that we've got what it takes to make the experience a very positive one.
Unlike buying or selling anything else, a Realtor is in it for the long haul with you. It's not like buying a car or a room full of furniture... where the transaction most of the time begins and ends on the same day. Select a real estate professional that puts you and your life first. It doesn't matter if you're buying a $40,000 condo or a multi-million dollar property. The same time and energy should go into any transaction as they both require the same amount of dedication.