Hearing loss and the agent.

By
Real Estate Agent with Prudential Bob Yost Homesale Services (West)
As an agent with hearing loss, I have found that it works both to my advantage and disadvantage.  Most of those in the younger generation take my accent and inability to hear on the telephone as a negetive.  However those of baby boomer age and older tend to take a different approach.  I find that I am accepted in the older generations because most can identify with my disability.  For those that are younger, I always try to show them how valuable I am despite this tiny detail that seems to rule my life.  Sometimes I win, sometimes I lose. 

Comments (4)

Debra Gambill
Weichert Realtor's Southern Coast - North Myrtle Beach, SC
Realtor, N.C. / S.C
Lol- I can certainly relate to that--- I too have a hearing loss and I agree that sometimes it can be an advantage-
Mar 15, 2008 02:02 AM
Brian Kreick
Willinger Real Estate - Wenatchee, WA

As long as you don't give up, you'll be successful. 

Mar 15, 2008 08:08 AM
Benjamin Clark
Homebuyer Representation, Inc. - Salt Lake City, UT
Buyer's Agent - Certified Negotiation Expert

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Happy blogging and good luck!

Mar 15, 2008 05:09 PM
Gene Allen
Fathom Realty - Cary, NC
Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate
I don't have hearing loss but my wife says I have selective hearing.  I think that counts.  Keep on truckin.
Mar 16, 2008 02:19 AM