My 10 Favorite things about being a Realtor®

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Real Estate Agent with YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited® MA# 9517963

Bigonet testimonialMy 10 Favorite things about being a Realtor® would have to start with...

  1. The joy that my clients feel when they get exactly what they want at a price they love. There is nothing better than listening, understanding and then executing on the plan to win.
  2. Negotiating a win-win deal. Let's face it we all work on both sides of the aisle at various times with our clients.  Both sides want to get the best possible deal which means both sides will leave some of what they want.  Figuring that out and then executing on the plan to win is a true joy. I like working with and assisting other great agents with the deal.
  3. Ragaini closeGetting the story of a great house to tell.  Listing property these days is so much more fun than just getting it on the MLS so the IDX can distribute to a bunch of consumer sites.  Knowing the buyer and speaking to them in blogs and social media posts and through video is truly a joy. Engagement is everything in today's internet and I love it.
  4. Understanding the very local market so the property I am assisting on buying or selling is priced correctly is fun.  It is a matter of a great deal of research and follow through. When you get it right you earn your keep.
  5. Rita and her familyTo all my listing clients I enjoy my weekly "what have I done for you lately" calls. Each Friday at a designated time I call my clients and let them know everything that has gone on.  I know they love the communication and between times I know I need to stay focused to make that conversation have progress and meaning.
  6. To all my buyer clients I enjoy my weekly "what have I done for you lately" call.  From the signing of the exclusive agreement to the receiving of the keys at closing there are details that must be attended to.  While your Buyer will know the houses you have seen, they won't know all the conversations you have had regarding the property and the market in that area. They love knowing what I find out for them. Communication in all phases is so important.
  7. Getting through the inspection and learning more about the house.  As a Listing agent I am never surprised because I have lived with and marketed the property.  As a Buyer's agent you can be surprised by some of the findings that need addressing.  I like knowing everything so that I can help interpret the findings and assist in the solutions.

Steve Jeska testimonial

  1. l truly like the challenge of the crazy days where you are pulled in many different directions at the same time.  I like prioritizing issues in a triage sort of way and getting all the issue resolved in the right fashion at the right time.
  1. I like working with the clients I get to know and trust and they feeling the same way.  It is an intimate transaction for all sides when people can and so show their true colors.  I like working closely with people and helping them through to their dreams and goals.
  2. Lastly I like getting compensated AFTER I get something done.  It is never about the commission until after everyone is satisfied and completed. I get paid for results and not for BS or promises.  I like that a lot. I am accountable for my actions and I like that a lot too.

This has been my New Years 2015 version of My 10 Favorite things about being a Realtor®

Posted by

Larry Lawfer, Realtor®YourStories Realty, It's all about you,

Larry Lawfer

Partner

Realtor®, Director of Marketing

YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®

837 Beacon St

Newton, MA 02459

larry@yourstoriesrealty.com, 617-774-8292

Comments (8)

Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Great, positive post Larry. Your clients are lucky to have you on their side. 

Dec 29, 2014 11:24 PM
Larry Lawfer
YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited® - Newton, MA
"I listen for a living." It's all about you.

Thanks Paula McDonald  I have always thought that of you as well.  Happy New Year

Dec 30, 2014 02:26 AM
Michael Dagner
Brokers Guild Classic - Denver, CO
Your Denver Homes Realty Expert

Hi Larry, well said.  Its obvious your clients love the work you do, and vice versa.  Best to you in the coming year!

Dec 30, 2014 02:45 AM
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

What a great list from someone who truly loves what he does - and it shows!

Dec 30, 2014 05:38 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Those are 10 great reasons to be an agent and enjoy every day and what it brings your way.

Dec 30, 2014 12:00 PM
Larry Lawfer
YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited® - Newton, MA
"I listen for a living." It's all about you.

Michael Dagner I have seen an arc while working with clients.  They all love the information and comfort in knowing I am paying attention during the process. They are shocked it goes beyond the closing.  Happy New Year.

Susan Haughton I do feel lucky to have found this profession and I know many in the Rain also agree.  Thank you for commenting over the year and best to you in the New Year.

Debbie Reynolds Thank you for your comment and you have been an inspiration to me as well over the year.  Happy New Year to you as well.

 

Jan 01, 2015 12:36 AM
Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coast & Luxury

Your clients are lucky to have you as their Realtor.  I especially like your "what have I done for you lately" calls. All the best to you in 2015!

Jan 03, 2015 05:34 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Many people were surprised when Forbes reported that, according to a Career Bliss survey, real estate agents have the “happiest job in America.”

Go figure:)

May 17, 2015 05:00 PM