Well some of you saw my previous post on Green homes so you're no stranger to the fact that I'm not PC when it comes to both life and Real Estate. And surprisingly my clients appreciate that. It's like going on a date and people tell you not to talk about religion or politics. Again surprisingly, those things come up during showings, listings and throughout real estate transactions with other agents all the time here in Greenville, Travelers Rest and the Upstate.
People moving from out of state are exposed to a great culture shock. We're NICE here! Neighbors will come say hello. People dont' care what color your skin is, what you do or where you're from. People always wave, smile and ask how you are! We take our time and speak our minds. And one thing jokingly I tell my folks if they open the door about the taboo "religion" aspect is that they're not coming to the Bible Belt..they're coming to the Buckle! See below!
Now that's not to say that people are throwing religion in everyones faces, but don't be surprised if you sneeze that you get a God Bless You! Or in moving into a neighborhood, if the neighbors invite you to church. Or even if your new co-workers do the same. Southerners pride themselves on living "Right" in their minds and being true to their beliefs even at their own behest. And I"ve seen many past clients join churches, even mine, and experience life changing events and become members. It's amazing to watch!
I have people even ask me if as a Realtor, if I"m a believer! It may be non-PC and some say that they are though they don't live it, but the vast majority of Realtors I've had transactions with dont' take it as an affront to be asked that question either. I consider it a compliment and a way to build a deeper rapport with my clients. If they bring it up..the door is wide open. Just as much as if someone asks you "how's the real estate business going?". It's a door opener..you don't just say "Great"! You say "Why do you ask and capture the lead". Of course this goes a bit more personal than lead conversion but it certainly doens't hurt!
It's hard enough for the South to be labeled as redneck and backwards, funny talkin and slow. But when it comes to welcoming folks to the Buckle, I say bring it on....and Hallelujah.
That non-PC enough for ya?