February Challenge: What I Love About This Job

Real Estate Agent with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes

Such an interesting topic and one I've thought about many times!  I can think of at least ten reasons why this is the career for me.  And the 'challenge' is...which one to write about?? 


I love all the interesting people I have met who have become good friends. That's the #1 perk of this career.  When I look at my circle of close friends, who I really enjoy spending time with and 'have my back' if I need someone--many of them I met through real estate. 


Alex, on the leftI remember following up on a referral from a neighbor -- he told me his co-worker and wife wanted to move to Brookside (where I live). I sent the prospect Alex a note, inviting him to lunch. He accepted. We spent about ten minutes talking business and the rest of the conversation centered around current events, theater (he played a lead in one of my favorite plays!), our backgrounds, his novel writing side business, and laughing--we just clicked!  That lunch was 11 years ago. We are still close and every so often I babysit his darling little girl.  That's Alex on the left, with the carrot. 


Another good friend I met at an open house is Judy.  She hired me to sell her house and help her buy another one. We just knew we would keep in touch and remain friends.  That was several years ago as well--actually, in 2015, I had two more transactions with her!  I"ve been to her son's wedding, met her grandkids, and we regularly meet for lunch or dinner to discuss everyday life.  She is wonderful and I always enjoy our time together.


As I get older I appreciate these special friendships so much..and at the start of every year, I think: who am I going to meet through my job this year that I click with?  What new friends are coming  my way?  It's a great feeling and the best perk of this job.







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Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR

(Brookside/Armour Hills resident, local business supporter, NPR fan, Habitat ReStore volunteer, thankful for the gift of another day!)


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate/Kansas City Homes


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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Meeting people from all over the globe is fun and occasionally a relationship outside of real estate happens. I do enjoy this industry as well, nice post Mary!

Feb 22, 2017 01:03 PM #1
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Hi, Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR  - This is such a great post! It's really hard to have a life outside of the Real Estate business and when you click with people who really understand what you do, it makes all the difference. I find that some of my very best friends turned out to be former clients too. 

This is a beautiful story and I wish you many more great connections and life-long friends. 

Feb 22, 2017 01:10 PM #2
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

That is a fabulous perk of your work, Mary! How wonderful that you have made such lasting friendships!

Feb 22, 2017 01:31 PM #3
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Mary, Very cool when you meet a client and everything just clicks!

Feb 28, 2017 12:31 PM #4
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Friendships and good relationships are a huge perk of this job. -Kasey

Mar 03, 2017 09:57 AM #5
Ricki Eichler McCallum
CastNet Realty - Corpus Christi, TX
Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS

Hi Mary,  Yes, the new friends are a great perk of this profession!

Mar 11, 2017 04:36 PM #6
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

It is fun to click with people we work with and a great reason for loving the business we are in.

Mar 14, 2017 03:25 PM #7
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