Diary of the Real Estate Agent - Day 39

By
Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Las Vegas

Realtors are special type of people. I'm not referring to short term Realtors who jumps into the market when sales are good then exits quickly as soon as they enter. Long term Realtors are persistent, strong, ethical, relationship based, excellent communicators, counselors, consultants, and leaders. We are the ones who work hard, not focusing on results but, focused on doing the right thing all the time. There are many escrows that not closed due to various reasons yet Realtors keep going. In our market today if deals do not close, it means we don't receive a paycheck. The bright side is we have an opportunity to build relationships with clients, partners and vendors. I recently have an escrow that was cancelled due to an error made by the client's CPA on 2009 taxes. As a result the buyer's loan was denied thus no deal. It is disappointing to see a deal we work hard for falls apart after 2 months, not due to our fault but the lack of due diligence of another individual. Through this challenge I've built a solid relationship with the lender, whom I would otherwise not have a 15 minute conversation. We have no control of the surprises in life, we do have control over how we feel, what we do in challenging situations.

Comments (5)

Krista Barnes
Carolina One Real Estate; Realtor, SFR,ABR,CIAS - Mount Pleasant, SC

I think this is the way eveyone should behave and conduct themselves in whatever business they may be in. Realtors just need to be that much sharper! Thanks for the reminder!

May 12, 2010 03:32 PM
Dagny Eason
Dagny's Real Estate - Wilton, CT
Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo

Realtors DO work very hard, and consume hundreds of hours on the computer!   Good post!

May 12, 2010 03:32 PM
Marcie Sandalow
Marcie Sandalow, Compass 301.758.4894 - Bethesda, MD
Bethesda Chevy Chase DC real estate

A few things do slip through the cracks, through no fault of our own.  Still, we keep on chuggin'.  Nice reminder. 

May 12, 2010 03:39 PM
Kymberly Caldwell-Muniz
(909) 973-0410 - Fontana, CA
TCR Group Keller Williams Realty Rancho Cucamonga

Good post, we are very persistent, great coordinators, always training, not always appreciated for going over and beyond, there is so much work that we do behind the scenes to make sure that we give the best to our clients.

May 12, 2010 03:51 PM
Xiao-Qing (Shall-Ching) Lu
Keller Williams Realty Las Vegas - Las Vegas, NV

Ladies, we rock as Realtors!! Our housing market will require us Realtors to help the community rebuild itself.

May 13, 2010 08:45 PM