Real Estate - Why Be An Agent?

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Are Realtors a Happy Bunch? I am a Happy Realtor.

Real Estate Agents In Newburgh NYI will admit it. I watch Grey’s Anatomy on Hulu. Okay maybe not the best TV, but it is a mindless show that lets me chill before sleeping. Last night I had to laugh as the doctors were complaining about their jobs and the stress and blah bl!ah blah. Then one doctor says, “I want to be a Realtor, It looks like fun. Realtors…… well, Realtors look happy!”  While the conversation had little to do with real estate it gave me pause.  Do people perceive Realtors as a happy bunch?

The second thing I will admit is that I like my job. With all the negative aspects of being a Realtor, there are a good number of great things that I can do as a realtor that other profession would never permit.

I like my job and all the perks that come from the lifestyle. Is it perfect? No, nothing in life is perfect (yes, there was Quinn, my last dog. He was perfect), but what in life is truly perfect?  

So what are a few of those great things that keep ME happy?? 

  • Flexible schedule.
  • Meeting great people. 
  • Touring houses – well not all of them. I do love to tour the homes for sale on the river and take photos. 
  • I am thrilled to be out and about instead of sitting behind a desk. I love helping people.
  • My favorite?  Handing over the keys to new homeowners on closing day and seeing how happy they have become.
In any real estate transaction things can get complicated and not everything goes well. Each and every deal is unique and many different issues can arise. I am a problem solver looking to get  my clients to the finish line and happy to help make each and every transaction as stress free as possible. Your agent should be working for you, keeping things simple and a negative attitude is not going to facilitate any of that. A challenge? Yes! I cannot sugarcoat it and some days are more difficult than others. I enjoy it when everything comes together and my job results in happy clients. That makes it all worth while. So if you ask me, I am a Happy Realtor. 

Janis Borgueta, a Realtor in Newburgh NY. Her blog is about living, working and Real Estate in The Hudson Valley. If you would like more information about Real Estate in Newburgh NY and Living in the Hudson Valley, please subscribe to this blog. When you are looking to buy a new home, Search the MLS for New Homes in Newburgh NY. We have homes for sale in Newburgh NY.

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Virginia (Ginger) Schott
Cabins & Canoes - Port Jervis, NY
Assoc. Broker, CBR, CHMS

Janis, I love being a Realtor, I'm happy.  But I also recognize that part of being so satisfied with being a Realtor is that we are members of an Excellent Board of Realtors and Our Orange County Agents work so well together.


Feb 16, 2013 06:48 AM #16
Margaret Woda
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. - Crofton, MD
Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
Real estate is a very rewarding career, where our success depends entirely on our ability to help people achieve their goals. Love it!
Feb 16, 2013 07:54 AM #17
John G. Johnston
John G. Johnston & Associates, LLC - Westcliffe, CO
An Exclusive Buyer's Agent ~ Westcliffe, CO

Janis  And all my friends tell me I'm happy because I'm blessed with a low IQ!  I absolutely love what I do...blessed or not.  Great blog and enjoy your day

Feb 16, 2013 08:24 AM #18
Janis Borgueta
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley - Newburgh, NY
LIC RE Salesperson

Virginia.. Glad you too enjoy. It is a great profession

Margaret - It is a rewarding career and one that I am proud to be a part of.

John.. interesting perspective that  your friends have. =) Realtors that enjoy are blessed

Feb 16, 2013 08:35 AM #19
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Janis- When I look at the profile pics here, you can often see the "happy" people and you have always impressed me as being one member of the "happy" bunch.  Being happy with what you do doesn't mean you don't have to work hard or that it's easy.  BTW.... I love Owen & Christina and miss Dr. McSteamy. 

Feb 16, 2013 08:36 AM #20
Lynn Pineda
eXp Realty - Boca Raton, FL
Real Estate Promises delivered in SE Florida

I'm with you Janis...I love what I do too being a Realtor and for all the reasons you mentioned plus, I'd add helping the distressed homeowner avoid foreclosure by selling their home as a Short Sale....its a very rewarding profession. Greys Anatomy relaxes me too! 

Feb 16, 2013 10:56 AM #21
Janis Borgueta
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley - Newburgh, NY
LIC RE Salesperson

Thanks Kathy!! working hard and being happy can go hand in hand... the rewards are bigger and the satisfaction is enormous! I do miss some of the old characters. I will miss it if the show ends this  year... =( I don't watch much regular TV.. i'll have to go find something else for down time.

Lynn.. I'm sure that a good number of us watch it. There comes a point that everyone needs to shut down and turn it all off. 

Feb 16, 2013 11:02 AM #22
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Janis, what's not to like about a job where every job brings a new challenge.




Feb 16, 2013 12:21 PM #23
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
Janis - I'm a happy Realtor too, and like ypu, I love giving keys to a new owner.
Feb 16, 2013 02:06 PM #24
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Janis what a great post, part of our job is to be happy:)) I remember going to Tony Robbins Seminars and Diane would be grumpy:)) I used to tell her I just wasted  XXXX$ of dollars by you being grumpy, now the funny part is she werks for a law firm...How many people do you know who are happy in a law firm? I guess it is the fact that we make people happy when they buy or sell their properties makes us happy!!!

Feb 16, 2013 02:41 PM #25
Bob Ratliff
Robert Ratliff Realty - San Antonio, TX
"Sold with Bob"

Janis, what a beautiful tribute to our profession "Your Perfect"... and thanks for sharing about Quinn your perfect friend i bet you miss him dearly.

Have a beautiful Sunday from your AR Happy fans...

Feb 16, 2013 11:32 PM #26
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

I am also a happy Realtor.  I love what I do and I think clients realize it. Loving your profession is so important to do a really good job. Great post, Janis!!!

Feb 16, 2013 11:36 PM #27
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Good morning Janis -

You watch Grey’s Anatomy too...:)  Debbie thinks all things must stop when Grey's Anatomy comes on.  I grab the notebook and start blogging for an hour... Anyway back to being happy.  If we're happy with ourselves and our jobs it shows and our confidence brings us more work.  Your happiness in being a REALTOR beams through your posts.

Feb 16, 2013 11:38 PM #28
Janis Borgueta
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley - Newburgh, NY
LIC RE Salesperson

Ed- I am juggling a few things on my plate each and every day.. I don't think I would be so good at juggling the actual plates though.

Christine.. I LOVE those keys!!

Bob.. thanks.. I miss Quinn dearly.. and he was perfect!!

Endre.. You can write the post about Happy Lawyers.. HA! well some actually are... when they.... okay.. that is another blog!! I can't even imagine going to a motivational speaker and hearing a grumpy person!! I would ask for my money back!!

Thanks is easy to tell who the happy ones are and that includes you!

John.. I watch it on Hulu.. tell Debbie .. then you can see it whenever you want!! I actually stopped it midstream to replay those words.. I got to laugh twice. Happy Debbie Happy John.. I could tell!


Feb 17, 2013 12:24 AM #29
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc - Gulf Breeze, FL
Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.

Why shouldn't we be a happy bunch most are Millionaires (it says right there on their cards) except for the Broker ones (that is usually on their card too) Sorry for the Broker.

Feb 17, 2013 05:05 AM #30
Janis Borgueta
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley - Newburgh, NY
LIC RE Salesperson

Joyce.. you are too funny!! Love the comment though. 

Feb 17, 2013 06:28 AM #31
Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Hi Janis - it's a great job, and I love every minute of it! 

Feb 17, 2013 08:39 AM #32
Janis Borgueta
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley - Newburgh, NY
LIC RE Salesperson

Me too Jean and Wayne...

Feb 17, 2013 01:07 PM #33
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Janis~ I do like enjoy the flexibility of my schedule and the option to work from home from time to time. The best part is getting every one to the closing table. There are many stressers and I could certainly do without those. What I really like best is that every day is different so you never get bored! :-)

Feb 26, 2013 06:46 AM #34
Janis Borgueta
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley - Newburgh, NY
LIC RE Salesperson

Definitely not a boring job Donna.

Feb 26, 2013 06:57 AM #35
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