Once upon a time...

Real Estate Agent with Atlanta Communities 303302

I love stories. In particular those told in movie theaters. I also love books. When I open a book to read I am immediately transported into the story. Stories are powerful ways to get a point across. People can relate so much better to stories than to dry facts. As a real estate agent I find that if I can make a point with a story to a client it is much better received.

So, the next question any many minds would be, where do you get the stories from? Well, for me, it comes from life and being engaged in Real Estate. By being involved daily, I see and hear many stories unfold that have meaning for others. Being able to remember these lessons for others helps and agent get across information that the recipient will more likely remember and act upon.

So, the next time an agent answers your question with, well, let me tell you a story about that, listen closely. More than likely this is hard won knowledge that will help you immensely.

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Peter den Boer, Associate Broker, Realtor

Atlanta Communities Real estate Brokerage


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I write about daily life as a Realtor in the Towne Lake Community in Woodstock Georgia.


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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

If we pay attention, there are stories unfolding all around us!

May 01, 2019 06:24 AM #1
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning, Peter - good point.  Some people relate to facts and just the facts like Sgt Joe Friday from the old Dragnet television show while others want a story.  Our days/lives/interactions become the basis of stories and many times include facts along with a "plot".

May 01, 2019 06:38 AM #2
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Peter - this is spot on.  The greatest communicators are story tellers.

May 01, 2019 07:25 AM #3
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Peter. I really like this Stories are so much fun and I can't think of anyone who doesn't like a good story.

May 01, 2019 07:55 AM #4
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Peter- I totally agree!  The story telling adds layers and reality to the facts and figures. 

May 01, 2019 05:49 PM #5
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224


                                    Thank you Peter.   

May 04, 2019 07:18 PM #6
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Peter den Boer I enjoy hearing stories from the team members.... it's always inspiration for future posts.... filled with good lessons....

May 05, 2019 04:21 AM #7
Mike Cooper, GRI
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Peter, it doesn't take long in the business before you have an encyclopedia of great stories. You are so right, use them. 

May 05, 2019 08:07 AM #8
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Stories are a great tool...the better you can help a person visualize with example, the better chance they will understand the value of your advice.

May 06, 2019 08:59 AM #9
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
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When I was studying for my real estate license and later my broker's license, we had an instructor who illustrated many of the most important points with stories. It made those lessons memorable, while if they had simply been presented as dry facts they would have been forgettable.

I loved it - but others thought he was unprofessional for telling stories.

May 06, 2019 08:34 PM #10
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