William Shakespeare penned the well known words "All the world's a stage". Most people have heard this line at one time or another in various contexts.
What they do not realize is that there is much more to the quote:
All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players:
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts.
How does this relate to real estate? Think about it for a second in terms of a Realtor's life and work.
Is your job as a Realtor ever really finished? No. I once heard a Realtor remark that there are no such things as "past clients",
there are only current clients and prospective clients because you are never really done with a client once you start.
As a Realtor you play many roles for your clients, selling their house, finding them a new one, aiding them in finding the best fit for their
lifestyle and family, helping them navigate the tricky business of negotiating for the house of their dreams, and so many more things.
Also as a Realtor you are many things to your clients and carry the burden of many responsibilities, all with a smile on your face.
Sometimes Realtors have to be the best of actors, smiling and speaking kind words when you really hit the end of your patience hours ago.
But it is all for the client, for the best interest of their well being and happiness, so you smile on.
Why do you do it? Because you care. Money is all well and good, but with the stress and strife the business of real estate is riddled with you really
have to love it to stay in it. I have been told that there are few things more satisfying than closing a deal and finding that perfect house for your clients.
The sense of satisfaction in seeing a job well done and your clients happy is your goal. But with the triumphs must come the tragedies, and the sinking
feeling of know a deal will not go through or the frustration of an unreasonable client only serves to make your successes all that much sweeter.
So go on, take to your stage and grab hold of your role as a Realtor with both hands and give it your best!
The world is your stage and your audience is waiting.