Hello! I am Vickie McCartney, Realtor,R.N. Yes, I am a Real Estate Broker as well as a Registered Nurse. (Well, I WAS a practicing nurse) I was just wondering how many Realtor's, Real Estate Agents,or Real Estate Professionals with a nursing or HealthCare back ground are out there or here in the rain? It would be interesting to see how many of us there are.
What would make someone switch (or even do both) to real estate? Could it have something to do with the fact that nurses, just like real estate professionals, enjoy taking care of people? Could it be that we may have a natural inclination to want to meet and exceed a client's needs?
I know myself that while in nursing, I pursued the medical sales and marketing avenue which also caused me to develop good negotiation skills. I have also learned to hone in and develop good listening skills. I try to let my clients do most of the talking and therefore I really learn a lot about their specific needs. I have had a couple tell me again recently that Realtors need to have really sharp listening skills, and that they were so glad I had that capability.
As a Realtor with a background in Nursing, I find that I first like to do an overall assessment of my clients needs. No two clients are the same. Each and every one has their own unique wants and needs. I do this gathering of information by allowing my clients do almost all of the talking with myself asking open-ended questions.
The next thing I do for a client is develop a plan specific for the client and then put their specific plan in to action. Once their specific plan is implemented, I then have to re-evaluate the plan and adjust it according to the outcomes we have achieved. We have to constantly evaluate their outcomes and re-evaluate until we reach their specific goals. We are simply looking for the right home, in the right place, at the right price, and at the right time. It sounds almost giving medications, doesn't it?
I am happy to report that my nursing background entails me to provide my clients the utmost of care. We both benefit from that. The real benefit comes though when together we actually find the right home, at the right place, at the right time, and at the right price! Then, we truly are all winners! What made you leave the healthcare profession and come to real estate instead? Did YOU make the right choice? Let me and the rest of us know. Looking forward to hearing from all of you that are out there.
Send me a quick comment so I know you are out ther!. But, more than that join the Calling all Nurses group so that I know just how many of us are out there. I KNOW I can't be the only one!! Stand up and be counted!