OMG! I Love Looking At Houses! I Want To Be A Realtor®!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Total Care Realty NCRE# 257455

As Jared points out so many people always have misconceptions of what people do in their chosen careers.  A lifetime ago I use to be in the food and beverage business.  I at one point was in corporate and part of my task was interview new prospective managers.  Where upon I spent the first 10 to 15 minutes trying to talk them out of it.  I explained that the restaurant management career was more of a lifestyle then a career.  I told them to forget their friends with normal jobs and explained the real behind the scenes work.  If they still wanted to pursue it after my little speech then at least I felt comfortable that they were not mislead. 

Original content by Amanda Christiansen

That is a direct quote from a friend of a past client (except she pronounced it REAL-A-TOR).  She went on to say things like...


*  How hard is it to open doors for people?  

*  Most buyers already know what they want because of the internet.  That makes your job easy!

*  I think it would be fun to drive around all day looking at cool houses.  I could do that every day all day!

*  Writing offers can't be that hard.

*  I would LOVE to get paid what you do.  

*  Real estate slows down during the winter right?  How cool would it be to take entire winters off???  

*  Seriously Jared, I want to be a Realtor®!  Can I come work with your team? 

Instead of lashing back and letting this woman know how many hours I work in a week, or telling her how much time I spend studying the market, keeping current on my knowledge of the process of a transaction, and the work that goes into lead generation...  

I told her that if she was really serious about it we can have a little sit down and discuss her options.  Not surprisingly...  she never called.  

Sometimes the public's perception of what we do amazes me.  I certainly don't let it get to me, I just thought I would share a chuckle this morning.  Have a great weekend!  



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As the Broker-in-Charge, owner and founder of Total Care Realty, LLC, Larry is focused on quality of service. He believes in being on the cutting edge of any product or process that will help market the client’s property or help them find the perfect home. Larry has been consistently recognized as going above and beyond for his clients; he was described as a ‘personal concierge Realtor®’ early on in his Real Estate career. Drawing on his past experience of owning restaurants and working with new technology, innovation is his focus. Larry often says, “we are not afraid to take advantage of new technology as soon as it is available instead of waiting for a corporate office to tell us what we are allowed to do”. This is a benefit of being an independent Real Estate company. As a graduate of The Citadel, instilled in him is the importance of discipline, loyalty, focus, and determination. Marrying those ethics and ideals with the hard driving focus it took to own and manage restaurants for almost twenty years, has given Larry a passion to make sureclient satisfaction is the number one priority. “As your Personal Concierge Realtor® it is our job to help take care of every need of our clients.” Larry Story — Total Care Realty, LLC — 336-327-1841 also at

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Comments (6)

Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

This is a nice post to reblog. The job sounds so glamourous and fun.

Oct 30, 2011 11:59 PM
Joshua Stein
Coldwell Banker Preferred - Conshohocken - Flourtown, PA
Homes For Sale - Montgomery County

Sadly, most of the folks that think this is the easiest job in the world also believe that we should not get compensated for performing it.

Oct 31, 2011 12:04 AM
Faith LaRosse
Springer Realty Group - Limerick, PA
Serving Berks, Chester & Montgomery Counties

As with many things on life- on the surface, it looks quite different than it does when you REALLY investigate what's "underneath"....

Oct 31, 2011 12:06 AM
Cindy Edwards
RE/MAX Checkmate - Johnson City, TN
CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677

That is funny.  I have had the same experience with people.  I also ask them if they are okay working for below minimum standards/wages for a couple years while they build their business.  Do they have a support system??

Oct 31, 2011 12:21 AM
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Mornin Larry!  Thanks for the reblog my friend.  :)

Oct 31, 2011 01:30 AM