This week I am in Illinois helping my younger daughter who recently had surgery. Sarah has two little girls, and her husband is on a business trip for about three weeks. Sarah can’t get around too well, and with a 2-story house, it made sense for me to come up and help. Besides, it made for a great excuse to visit!
Every time I am up here, I tend to draw a blank about blogging. It’s difficult to take off the Nana hat and put back on the real estate instructor hat. When drawing that blank, I turn to Sarah for inspiration. She has fed me many blog subjects over the years, and it’s obvious that when I am visiting, I need her – as much as she needs me.
Relating that need to a blog subject, it’s easy to think about the role of an effective real estate agent. When someone needs you, hopefully, you are there to help. It’s what you do. It’s who you are. Whether a mother or a father, whether single or married, whether young or older, when someone needs you, you respond. It’s that way in life and it’s that why in the practice of real estate.
I love meeting real estate agents who have a servant’s heart. They want to serve people, and if I were to shadow one through his or her life, I would be willing to bet that servant’s heart is there always. It’s not just about real estate; rather, it’s their lives that serve others always. When someone needs them, they don’t ask questions, they don’t make demands, they serve. That’s a gift that makes people successful.
When someone needs you, do you complain first or do you jump up and ready yourself for the task? When someone needs you, are you grateful for the opportunity to serve them or do you secretly wish they hadn’t asked? In the practice of real estate, it’s so important to have the right mindset. If someone needs you and you view it as an interruption to your life, you may be in the wrong career. There are those who love to serve and those who love to be served. The practice of real estate, as in other service industries, will always have ups and downs, but when someone needs you, it’s our job to make sure they know you are there for them.
If you have a desire to serve and you want to make a difference in people’s lives, a real estate career might fit you to a tee! It all starts here – take your pre-license class to get your real estate license. TEAM Hughes Real Estate School runs the real estate classes regularly, and we’d love to help you. When someone needs us, we’re here to serve them so let us know how we can help.