The business of real estate can be daunting and challenging yet rewarding and gratifying at the same time. If you work in residential real estate, you will participate in making dreams come true for buyers while allowing sellers to move to the next phase. It is one of the few industries where you become an integral part of a life. The average length of time most homeowners live in one house is approximately 13 years. 4,745 days in a home they purchased with your help. It is an impressive number.
There are times, though, when the perception of this industry is that a house is only a product or the agent only cares about the bottom line. The reality for most agents is the reverse. A house is 4,745 days of memories as the sounds of laughter and the stain of tears permeate each room. An agent must skillfully marry the priceless memories of a seller with a buyer whose memories are on a moving van. An agent must tell a story, but only a short story, so a buyer can write his/her own ending.
The prevailing winds blow from a single general direction along the earth’s surface. There will be times when the winds will favor a seller or create airflow in the direction of a buyer. There are no guarantees in which direction the prevailing winds will blow but there will always be a house with a story to tell.