Book clubs and real estate perception

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Real Estate Agent with eXp Realty

This evening I met with the gals in my neighborhood for our monthly+ get-together. We just finished a book called Family Tree by Barbara Delinsky. 

As we all were discussing the book I was able to listen as each one spoke. There were many thoughts on the subject and how we each can perceive 

one thing and the truth can be much different. You will have to read the book:)

 

I really want to take something from this and apply it further. As a real estate professional, we are perceived in a manner much like used car persons,etc.

The truth is we are hard working professionals who not only sell real estate, we do more than most people perceive.

 

A great agent is:

  • a good listener, has personality, is positive, and engages conversation (knows latest sports, news and other interests)  
  • a safe driver while juggling conversation amoung other things:)
  • a GPS mastermind 
  • a computer genius
  • a website, print ad, and graphic designer
  • a contract negotiator/coordinator
  • a network of referrals- home inspectors, insurance agents, lenders, contractors, title& escrow, etc.....
  • a good listener again, can't go overboard on this one
  • a friend in the end.
  • a mediator (courtesy of Marie)
  • knows it's not about the money(courtesy of TLW

These are just a few, add your thoughts about what you think a great agent is...

 

 

 

Its the agent, not the agency that gets results! 

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Rainer
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Andy Laughlin
ConnectRealty.com - Bellingham, WA

Hey thank you for sharing, If you have any other good reads let me know. I have been reading sooo much lately!!! thanks again

Andy Laughlin

Connect Realty

May 28, 2008 08:15 PM #1
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Marie Meyer
Keller Williams Realty - Central Valley, NY
Orange County New York Realtor

Hi Katharine. I've got one:

A mediator ... in any part of the process that hits a snag or even between spouses :)

May 29, 2008 03:17 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Katharine Carey
eXp Realty - Bellingham, WA

Andy- Try "Atticus" by Ron Hansen ..it is a National book award finalist if that is important.

May 29, 2008 04:38 AM #3
Rainmaker
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Katharine Carey
eXp Realty - Bellingham, WA

Marie- I will add it to the list courtesy of yourself:)

May 29, 2008 04:39 AM #4
Ambassador
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"The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW.
President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc. - Kissimmee, FL

Hi Katherine...

I am going to add to your list...

A Great Agent knows it's not about the money. That's a misconception I wish the Consumer understood. A Great Agent knows they may or may not get paid and are willing to take that risk. If we were actually doing this for the money...I'm sure I would not have as much fun as I do :)

P.S. Did I mention that money is the root to all evil? :) There's that fun thing...I'll go away now :)

TLW...ROAR!

Jun 01, 2008 09:47 AM #5
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Katharine Carey
eXp Realty - Bellingham, WA

TLW- I really enjoyed your comment, as for me it's not about the money but the adventure. Have a great day!

Jun 01, 2008 10:06 AM #6
Ambassador
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"The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW.
President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc. - Kissimmee, FL

:)

Jun 01, 2008 10:13 AM #7
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