I truly believe that I am in the noble profession of being a Realtor. I know there will be naysayers and people that scoff at that comment. As with any profession, there are those that make us proud that we chose the profession we did and others that shame us. That does not make my comment any less true.
In the past year, I have had the opportunity to help a young woman purchase her first home. She was eager and curious, asking all of the right questions. She wanted to understand the entire process and I got to be her teacher. It was wonderful!
I helped a young man sell the home I had sold to him 15 years previous. He wants to move to a very expensive city and needs to save up some money so he is moving in with a relative until he can accomplish his dream.
I am helping a couple who has just learned that one of them has been diagnosed with a debilitating disease. They need to move and they need empathy and sensitivity to their situation.
One of my past clients wants to move his parents closer to his home so he can take care of them.
Several of my clients are of the same age as I - a baby boomer. We are all looking for homes that will make our lives a little easier in our old age – no steps, easy care yards, etc.
Is there any better profession that one that allows me to help people improve their situation? I get to be a counselor, advisor, advocate; the person that will truly listen to their concerns, their desires and their dreams. I am there for their tears of sadness and tears of joy. We get to laugh at some of the situations in which we find ourselves and vent when the situation seems unfair.
In the end, we have experienced something that only happens a few times in each person’s life and we have done it together. I love my job!