Honoring the Real Estate Hero.

Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart SA541769000

"Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds." This saying, which has often been associated with the Post Office, actually comes from a book by Herodotus, a Greek historian. During the wars between the Greeks and Persians (500-449 B.C.), the Persians operated a system of mounted postal couriers. The reference is to these couriers.

But the phrase could just as easily been written about the Real Estate Agent. Real Estate Agents work on the client’s schedule. We hear every rational reason for why the Seller cannot show the house today. We accommodate the buyer that wants to see 8 houses, in 7 different neighborhoods. It doesn't matter if it is raining, snowing or if there is an excessive heat warning. We submit offers at 10 o’clock at night. And of course, the phone starts ringing at 8:00 am.

Have tickets to the latest concert? I’ll bet you can stop on the way to show a home. Dinner on the table? “It will just be a few more minutes.”

So to any agent that has had to negotiate a sale from their vacation hotel or stopped at an interstate rest area to send a fax. Or set up a temporary office at the public library because the lake cottage you rented doesn’t have internet. Let me applaud you.

Herodotus probably never envisioned that someone would want to show a home during a hurricane, hold an open house in 110° weather or drop off keys at 11:00 at night. If did he might have written about the real estate hero.


Joe Domino is a Realtor® serving the Phoenix & Scottsdale metro area. You can follow Joe's real estate blog at From The Outside Looking In or find more great information about Arizona real estate by visiting his website at www.Scottsdale-AZHomes.com

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Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
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Good day Joseph Domino 480-390-6011 

Thank you for sharing your information with us

Have a great day. 

Apr 06, 2018 04:30 PM #1
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
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Realtors® do deliver!

I just finished negotiating a contract and its after 10 PM. 

Apr 06, 2018 07:05 PM #2
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Yes, I agree there are many unsung REALTOR heroes today.

Apr 07, 2018 12:22 AM #3
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I have negotiated real estate transactions, late on Christmas Eve, while my family was elsewhere celebrating.  And, I've negotiated in the wee hours of the morning, when clients were in Europe in another time zone.

Apr 07, 2018 04:02 AM #4
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

CONGRATULATIONS Joseph, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!    

Apr 07, 2018 04:03 AM #5
Terri Woods
Benton, Linn and Douglas Counties - Days Creek, OR
Selling Homes and Land in Oregon

Very interesting historical information. Thankfully, I am at the point in my career where I choose or choose not to work late. I choose to not work weekends many years ago unless the clients are out of town. I choose not to work late, except when I am commenting on AR blogs (  ) late at night. Am I missing out on business? Maybe. However, I found that the more I control my hours, the more people wanted to work with me. And that is fun!

Apr 07, 2018 11:20 PM #6
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Joe, love the message and lately I noticed that the Post Office does not do as good a job delivering like their slogan is:) Now with that said Realtors have always delivered at least the 99% of them, Endre

Apr 08, 2018 12:45 PM #7
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Hi Joe - I'm smiling while reading this -- so true! 

Apr 09, 2018 04:25 PM #8
Brenda J. Andrew
Professional Realtor in Corpus Christi, TX

Joseph Domino 480-390-6011  I am so glad I stopped by your site.  I love the picture and you are definitely a story teller.  This was such a great read, I really enjoyed it!  Thanks for the morning smiles and I wish you the best.  You are definitely someone to follow and learn from.  Have a great day!

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