Yes, I am a courier!

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Real Estate Agent with 406-270-3667 (MT), 914-419-0270 (NY), Broker in NY with Grand Lux Realty and in MT with (coming soon!) 10301213186

Yesterday, I volunteered to pick up a buyer-signed contract from one attorney and hand deliver it about 10 miles away to the seller's attorney.  I offered to do that because the first attorney was going to put the contract in US Mail, and we are expecting another big storm this week which will get in the way of people getting to work.   By the time the contract was mailed, and received, it would have been the weekend at the earliest, which means the seller wouldn't be able to sign it until next week.  That's just too big a delay for my client, so I went ahead and made arrangements to pick it up.


When I went into the attorney's office to get it, I was asked, "Hey Kat, what, are you a courier also?" and I said something about charging an extra fee for the new job.

 

But after I left, I began thinking and realized that Yes, I AM a courier.  In fact, in addition to being a courier, I'm also a negotiator, analyst, communicator, researcher, facilitator, fact finder, partner, advisor and the list goes on. 

 

And THEN I realized that if we are doing our REALTOR(R) job correctly, our clients won't ever know all the jobs we perform, since our real job is to make their experience as painless and as smooth and as simple as possible, no matter what the process entails.  And if we do our job well, they won't ever see all the behind the scenes work.  

 

Yes, I am a courier!

 

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Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat

Licensed Associate Broker, CBR®

Grand Lux Realty, Inc.

428 Main Street

Armonk, NY 10504 *

* still supporting Monroe NY, Orange & Rockland counties.

 

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Mary Ann Smith,
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Thank you for sharing.  Yes we have to do what we need to do to get our sellers and buyers to that closing table.  We are all those items in your post and more at times, but it is the end result that matters.  Great job you just did what you had to do.  Have a great day

Feb 12, 2014 01:53 AM #1
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Kat Palmiotti
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The House Kat

Mary Ann - I hope you have an awesome day as well.  We wear a lot of hats!

Feb 12, 2014 01:55 AM #2
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Catherine Ulrey
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We wear many hats.  I like to think that we just do what it takes for our clients.

Feb 12, 2014 02:29 AM #3
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Trisha Bush-LeFore
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Kat,

It is amazing what all our job entails, I learn something new every week. I have developed skills that include garage door problem solver and appliance consultant.  I too am often a courier.

Feb 12, 2014 02:30 AM #4
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667 (MT), 914-419-0270 (NY), Broker in NY with Grand Lux Realty and in MT with (coming soon!) - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Catherine - Many of us do!

Trisha - Yes, and we should probably add to the garage door technician and appliance consultant, tool provider (flashlights when needed, etc).

Feb 12, 2014 02:37 AM #5
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Marte Cliff
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Kat - You forgot to mention psychologist. It might be fun to make a list of all the hats you really do wear in a week's time.

Feb 12, 2014 03:38 AM #6
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Kat Palmiotti
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The House Kat

Marte - Hmm, I'll start a list now! 

Feb 12, 2014 03:48 AM #7
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Liz and Bill Spear
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Kat, Every time I think I've got all the hats I need, one more needs to be added to the list :)

Feb 12, 2014 04:52 AM #8
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Yes, you are a Jill of all trades.  Good thinking given the upcoming snow.  Can't wait for spring.

Feb 12, 2014 05:33 AM #9
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Kat,

I get to be courier fairly often in my part of Oklahoma for transporting abstracts around between the abstract office and the attorney's office.  Great way to make sure things get there and get there in a timely fashion.

Feb 12, 2014 09:09 AM #10
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Hi Kat - its services like that and many others you do for your clients that make you so successful. You always go the extra mile (or 10) to make things happen.

Feb 12, 2014 10:42 AM #11
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Conrad Allen
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Good for you Kat.  You make things happen not let them happen.

Feb 12, 2014 08:02 PM #12
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Joe Petrowsky
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Good morning Kat. You do what needs to be done rather worrying about someone else handle thing, that might not get done the way they should be done. It all means you transaction can close that much sooner.

Feb 12, 2014 08:04 PM #13
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667 (MT), 914-419-0270 (NY), Broker in NY with Grand Lux Realty and in MT with (coming soon!) - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Bliz - Well, for you, you have to add mystery solver!

Debbie - it's so much easier to get things done when you don't have to worry about snow and ice!

Judi - Yes, sometimes we just have to do that extra stuff to get things done.

Jeff - Thank you!

Conrad - There is no "real" reason why deals in this area take so long -- most of it is because of delays such as a one-week Mail delay.  Crazy!

Joe - That's what I hope for - that they'll close sooner.

Feb 12, 2014 08:37 PM #14
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Suzanne Otto
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Being a realtor definitely has more than one definition Kat. Essentially, you do whatever it takes to get the job done!

Feb 12, 2014 09:47 PM #15
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667 (MT), 914-419-0270 (NY), Broker in NY with Grand Lux Realty and in MT with (coming soon!) - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Suzanne - Absolutely!  I just received notice today that they were able to sign the contract before it snowed, so it was worth the courier job!

Feb 13, 2014 08:49 AM #16
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Jamie Seaux
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Kat, thanks for stopping by and commenting!

We are many things, aren't we!? Some days we are counselor and psychoanalyst! LOL Great post. When I comment to another agent that "I had to.....," and they say, "Omg, you had to do that!!??" I like to flip it to, "I GET to do that."  :-)

Feb 14, 2014 03:56 AM #17
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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Your clients are fortunate to be working with you. 

Feb 14, 2014 10:19 PM #18
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Kat Palmiotti
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Jamie - A counselor!  That too, I forgot!

Gita - Thank you so much.

Feb 15, 2014 08:29 AM #19
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