This has been a challenging this week. Thursday night I was involved in a four car collision. I was in car number two. The worst thing that happened... we had some injuries and several damaged cars. The best thing that happened...everyone was kind and gentle to one another and made what could have been a horrible situation as pleasant as possible. We all worked together to see who was most injured. We were all in a dazed state...and yet...all of us seemed to be working to our strengths. Good Samaritans stopped to make sure we were OK and called for help since we were still thunderstruck.
I was wearing my real estate badge and my car was loaded with real estate signs and inflated balloons from an afternoon open house. When we opened my trunk to pass out water bottles all these teal balloons came flying out making everyone laugh. I was able to get all our shared information and get everyone to trust me after the officer left by handing out my card and promising to email all the information to everyone on my way home. I was able to use our scan to email feature to help take care of everyone.
My head and neck are still achy, my car is quite a mess, I have to deal with collision centers, insurance and rental cars... but we all survived and that still makes me feel better.
Two days later one of our clients died suddenly from an asthma attack. He and his wife had planned to buy one of our listings and sell their home with us. Suddenly, I had two agents in my office in shock looking for the right way to help. We spent the week end unraveling all the intricacies of two contracts while making sure the family was taken care of. My agent sat outside their house all day Sunday to ward off buyers coming to her open house. It was too late to pull the ads. She brought flowers and comforted the family.
Real Estate...it's about life. We deal with something no one can live without...shelter. People love their houses, they live in their houses, they make them homes and have holidays, babies, laughter and tears in those houses. When it comes to people, to relationships...it doesn't matter what market we are in. The interest rate doesn't matter. The size of someone's bankbook doesn't matter. The realtionship matters. Bottomline. I love it and I couldn't ever do anything else.