Real Estate Agents And Brain Surgery!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Sweet Digs Real Estate

I was speaking with another Broker yesterday and he said "I remember when selling homes used to be fun" and it made me think about when I first got into the business and how much fun I used to have.  Now, not so much but why? Well, it has much to do with other agents. Many agents care more about themselves than the client and because of that way of thinking, many times a transaction will never get to the table because of all the obstacles agents put in the way, their argumentative attitude and just their over all me, me, me demeanor.

At the end of the day, real estate is not brain surgery, nobody is going to die because of it. Real Estate agents play a very important role in a real estate transaction in that we know (to name a few things) the day to day goings on in real estate, we know (or we should) what paperwork is involved and how to draft it up, we know (or we should) how to negotiate without taking things personally, we know how to read home inspection reports, we know know how to over come problems that come up and most importantly, we know how to get a client to the settlement table as long as we stop getting in each other's way. We need to relax and work together because we all have the same goal which is to make it a win-win for our clients. Get over yourself long enough to realize that it's not about you at all, not even in the slightest bit. Stop taking things personally and actually take the time to listen to what the agent is saying, take it in and then think about the best way to work through it for the best interest of your client. It's not brain surgery so stop making it feel like it is for everyone. The world is hard enough, our job doesn't have to be. Let's go back to the days of having fun, making people happy, making a living and leave the brain surgery to the surgeons.

Renée Porsia is an Associate Broker with RE/MAX Eastern and published author.  If you would like Renée Porsia to be your Realtor®, feel free to contact her at 215-669-0589.

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Charlie Ragonesi - Big Canoe, GA
Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros

The title made me click thru to read the post so good job there. You are right . I think it is so hard today with the road blocks we are faced with that agents get frustrated and over zealuos when they have a deal. I wish it were brain surgery because sometimes i think that may be easier. at least one part of a brain surgery deal is knocked out and cannot talk back. Liked the post

Jun 22, 2012 06:08 AM #1
Suzanne Strickler
Realty Mark Associates - Havertown, PA
School is never out for the Succesful.

There are some agents with too much time on their hands.

Jun 22, 2012 06:36 AM #2
Bob Brock
Knoxville Fine Homes Realty - Knoxville, TN
Bob Brock

Well, just been an agent for little over 6 years now and slowly seeing the part timers and the ones that are money hungry scaling back a little.

I have always strived to make friends with clients and making them that for a long time and in keeping it fun, professional and having clients fully believe in the job we do well and no reason it can not still be fun.

Our profession still needs a little more cleaning  up and doing all we can to make it what it should be, but have every confidence that we can and will continue to make it better.

Always enjoy reading your posts and need a lot more agents with a little common sense and most of all, common decency!



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