Be the Glue Not Part of the Puzzle

Reblogger Karen Steed
Real Estate Agent with Tallapoosa, Bremen, Waco, Buchanan, Temple, Carrollton Licensed in GA & AL

John McCormack has a great post about the Realtor (R) being the glue that holds the real estate puzzle together.  Sometimes the puzzle is an easy ten piece, but sometimes it is a very difficult 1000 piece.  Realtors (R)  try to move the pieces into place and glue them together.  Thanks John!


If you need some Realtor (R) glue in West GA or East Alabama, call Karen Steed at Haralson Realty 770-574-9221 or 678-521-3585 (cell)

Original content by John McCormack, CRS 16572

Be the glue, not part of the puzzle!

As a REALTOR® I feel my role in a transaction and in advocating for my clients is somewhat that of working through a jigsaw puzzle.  There are many intricate pieces to the big puzzle and each must fit perfectly and interlock with the others to create the final picture.

The finished work of art being a picture of an elated seller and thrilled buyer hugging each others necks in front of the “Just Sold Home” Here are the many pieces to this puzzle.

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Puzzle Pieces; AKA Those involved in the transaction

Piece of Jigsaw Puzzle*Buyer(s) Spouses, Kids and Other family members i.e. Father, Mother, Brother etc
*Seller(s)  Spouses, Kids and Other family members plus 1 cat and two dogs

Piece of Jigsaw Puzzle*Co-Agent and any assistant plus their Managing Broker
*Loan Officer and their assistant
*Lenders processor
Piece of Jigsaw Puzzle*Loan Underwriter
*Loan Investor
Piece of Jigsaw Puzzle*Insurance Agent

*Home Inspector
Piece of Jigsaw Puzzle*Termite Inspector
*Other pertinent inspectors i.e. Well, Septic, Radon, Lead Paint, Mold, Duct work etc.
*Contractors or Trades (Repair People) Plumber, Electricians, Roofers, Flooring
Piece of Jigsaw Puzzle*Escrow/Title Officer and assistants
*Attorneys (some states)
        *And if things don’t go perfectly maybe the seller or buyers attorney..Yikes!

Anyway, a lot pieces to a complex and often difficult puzzle.  The border is typically created REALTOR Puzzle Glueby the buyer and seller (the contract) while the guts of the puzzle is fulfilling the contract terms, making the necessary contacts and managing objections.  There is one final and very important component to this complex puzzle and that would be the REALTORS®  We are the architect of this awesome puzzle and the GLUE that keeps it all together.  

Just be sure you're the glue and not part of the puzzle!

Are your looking for a seasoned Realtor® that can manage the many pieces of your real estate puzzle.  Call me, John McCormack at Albuquerque Homes Realty and I will gladly be the glue to keep your transaction on track and on time.

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Bud & Beth McKinney
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Thank you for re-blogging this or I may have missed it. Very good analogy.

Jan 18, 2012 02:36 AM #1
Karen Steed
Tallapoosa, Bremen, Waco, Buchanan, Temple, Carrollton - Tallapoosa, GA
Associate Broker Haralson Realty

Hi Bud and Beth - Hope you are well...I thought this was an excellent post

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