REALTORS® and Waiters

Real Estate Agent with McGraw REALTORS in Owasso, Oklaoma (918)855-9256 OKLAHOMA License #161334

How Does a REALTOR® Compare to a Waiter?


Likely, the most negative comments heard regarding a waiter is poor service.  Be aware, the "man behind the curatin," the cook, indirectly affects your dining experience.  But when was the last time you met the cook?  Never.  

Further, which is most memorable after leaving?  Your food was slow to arrive, you didn't get the correct side dish, or your waiter worked hard to ensure the best service possible while meeting your needs?


A waiter's unique position allows him to maintain control of an often hectic situation.


Point is this....


Work performed behind the scenes must not DETERMINE the level of service to my client!


In our business, it's simply unavoidable to experience frustration at times.  Contrasted as the most rewarding profession at the days end.


Inform your buyers.  This journey may have hills and valleys.  Title work delays, low appraisal or strict lender requirements may be discouraging to buyers.


A REALTORS® unique position allows him to maintain control of an often hectic situation.


Meet your client right where they are.  Some need phone calls daily, others appreciate weekly updates.  Effective communication, transparent workmanship and a strong committment to success will prevail!


Be committed!  Provide strong representation!  Enjoy the journey.

Comments (6)

Rachel Khoury
Tailwinds Mortgage - Highlands Ranch, CO
Your Wingwoman for Colorado Mortgages

Interesting comparison.  I suppose agents really are much like waiters, I think mortgage brokers might also be!

Jul 07, 2014 10:06 AM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I like your comparison and your advice to inform buyers ahead of time of the hills and valleys.

Jul 07, 2014 10:26 AM
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide


I do really disagree with all due respect.

A REALTOR is more like a rock star!

We both need the support of many vendors behind us to help complete the tasks.

We also enjoy the many fans to support our good life and a few of those haters whom we have bloody fun with!

Good Day Sir,

Jul 07, 2014 10:55 AM
Jeff Yeats 918.855.9256
McGraw REALTORS in Owasso, Oklaoma (918)855-9256 - Owasso, OK


It's ok to disagree!  I don't mind at all.  I see the rock star philosophy as well.  Thanks for sharing!!



Jul 08, 2014 08:00 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

having waited tables... back in the day... when I was in college I know you are on target here.  And having that experience has led me to search for the "root" of issues and not shoot the messenger many times.  Example, I don't chew up a loan officer when the last minute "we need" comes from under writers.  It's always good to set realistic expectaions and explain when problems arrise we are the go to person to know who to talk to for getting them solved.

Jul 09, 2014 08:11 AM
Jeff Yeats 918.855.9256
McGraw REALTORS in Owasso, Oklaoma (918)855-9256 - Owasso, OK

Tammy- root of the issue is the perfect description.  At times, we are simply the messenger in this business.

Jul 09, 2014 03:08 PM