Why mothers make great Agents in Real estate

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Why mothers make great Agents in Real Estate


-We are used to pushing really hard to get it done

-We are control freaks and always want to know what is “going on”

-We are used to emotional out-bursts

-We are not afraid to ask for directions if lost

-We have listened to every kind of music from “Barney” to Jay Z so go ahead listen to what you want

-We know how appliances work because we use them everyday.

-We have already dealt with everyone’s s#*t from diapers to commodes.

-We are used to not getting paid for all we do.

-We know how to text. It is a form of communication from 8yrs on.

-We already have snacks packed in the car for long showings.. no one wants a cranky passenger.

-We already know how to be in two places at once t (sorry that’s one of those secrets along with the eyes in the back of our head) 

-We are willing listen to stories about your children and talk for hours..so go ahead bring your mother and her best friend..

-we are already on call 24/hrs a day. (via Elizabeth #37)





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Sarasota & Manatee Counties FL
SaraMana Properties - QuickFreeMLS.com - Bradenton, FL
QuickFreeMLS.com - Listings In Paradise

Sounds exactly like what FATHERS have to do, only more so.

Feb 28, 2011 04:22 PM #30
Karen L. Pietsch
Cary Property Pros - 4 Sale Realty, Inc. - Crystal Lake, IL
Cary Property Pros. Cary Property Pros Premier Real Estate

Katharine, wonderful post.  Tis true that woman do have a flair for a variety of scenarios as they have had very unique ones in their lives while raising their kids.  It is truly amazing how a woman handles a situation and gets the job done.

Feb 28, 2011 04:44 PM #31
Brandon & Grace Yee
Chase International - South Lake Tahoe, CA
Lake Tahoe Real Estate

Hi Katharine,

I love your list!  I think you're absolutely right that mom's/we make a great real estate agents.  How many people can juggle a milliion things at once and take care of dinner, too?  Thanks for the post!

Cheers from Lake Tahoe,

~Grace Yee

Feb 28, 2011 07:10 PM #33
Phil Leng
Retired - Kirkland, WA
Phil Leng - Retired


Soooooo true!!

I showed million dollar clients for a top agent in our office a couple of weeks ago. She had packed a bag for each of us, with water, an apple, chocolate and a note!

In 30 years of selling real estate I have never done that! To her (after raising 5 kids) it was natural.


Feb 28, 2011 08:03 PM #34
Joyce Herr
Prudential Lancaster Real Estate - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster County & Beyond

You are so right, multi-taskers that we are.

Feb 28, 2011 10:08 PM #35
Jan Stevens
Coldwell Banker Pittsburgh - Cranberry Township, PA

This is great. We've all thought about this but I've never seen it expressed so well. Motherhood is good training for lots of jobs but especially real estate.

Feb 28, 2011 11:22 PM #36
Elizabeth King
King Realty Group - Fort Smith, AR

Don't forget negotiating skills. If you can get your child to eat their veggies, just imagine what negotiating miracles you can perform for you clients!

Also being on call 24 hours a day. It never fails that you sit down to a great dinner or about to walk into a movie or party, and a buyer calls and needs you immediately!

Great post. With 3 children, I can certainly relate.

Mar 01, 2011 12:18 AM #37
Caroline Gosselin
Prominent Properties Sotheby's International Realty - Short Hills, NJ

Well said! Sounds pretty complete to me! Will pass around my office today!

Mar 01, 2011 12:27 AM #38
Allison Stewart
St.Cloud Homes - Saint Cloud, FL
St. Cloud Fl Realtor, Osceola County Real Estate 407-616-9904

Loved the post!  You make some very compelling points. Master muti-taskers!

Mom of twins

Mar 01, 2011 12:56 AM #39
Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group
Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001 - Gaithersburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA

In another words. . we should care and feel our clients concerns. . 

Mar 01, 2011 01:13 AM #40
Christa Ross
RE/MAX Select Realty - REALTOR and Green Homes Specialist - Pittsburgh, PA
Helping you buy and sell Pittsburgh's Best Homes

So true!

Mar 01, 2011 01:27 AM #41
Suzanne Gantner
Sky Realty, Central Texas Real Estate - Round Rock, TX

Great post and how true is that!!  This morning on Good Morning America they had a man who wrote a book called "Man down" that talks about how much better women are than men at most jobs. It appears we make better drivers, better hedge fund managers, investors, etc.  the list went on and on!!

Mar 01, 2011 02:28 AM #42
DeJohnette Lewis
Keller Williams Hudson Valley United - Middletown, NY

This is so true. Great post!

Mar 01, 2011 03:30 AM #43
Katharine Carey
eXp Realty - Bellingham, WA

Wow, guys.. Thank you! for some reason AR is not notifying me of comments so after my meeting I hopped on to AR to find all your wonderful comments..


Karen#19 Yes, I have had to take a few deep breaths and then calmly put things into perspective. 

Elizabeth#37  I shall add.. -we are already on call 24/hrs a day. 

Mar 01, 2011 05:47 AM #44
Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos

Hi Katherine,  What a terrific list.  Now I understand why so many of the best agents are...  Well, I better not go there.  Fun read !

Mar 01, 2011 06:55 AM #45
Dale Kreiser
Washington Broker - eXp Realty, Bellingham, WA - Bellingham, WA

Great post Katharine,

In business I always say..."If you want something done, give the project to a busy person".  From now on I'll include "or a Mom".  

I've always been amazed by the scope of tools kept in the purses of a Mom!

Mar 01, 2011 07:31 AM #46
Lydia Lucas
Prudential CT Realty - Milford, CT

Katharine, loved this post! Also, I really liked the font you used for it. It felt like a real list us moms would make :)

Mar 01, 2011 12:31 PM #47
Deepak Chauhan
Versailles Property - Irvine, CA
Irvine, CA ... the place to be

Fathers are better agents, they rely on GPS. Gps starts the journey from where ever you are. Ask any father!

Mar 02, 2011 12:07 AM #48
J. Philip Faranda
J. Philip Faranda (J. Philip R.E. LLC) Westchester County NY - Briarcliff Manor, NY

This is awesome! Why members only? This should be all over the place. 

May 07, 2012 01:45 AM #49
Katharine Carey
eXp Realty - Bellingham, WA

J. Phillip..Hmm thought it was open post.. Thanks :)

May 07, 2012 05:04 AM #50
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