“Why did I get into real estate?”

By
Real Estate Appraiser with RE/MAX Excel

Someone ask once asked me: "Why did you get into real estate?" I had to take a moment to think about my response. I used to be a youth pastor in Youngstown Ohio and there where many great things about that job. I got to be a part of significant moment of people lives, such as: births, graduations, marriages and even death of a loved one. I enjoy people, I like hearing their stories and helping them. I like being a part of people lives during significant moments. Being a real estate agent allows me to continue being in people's lives during one of the one of most important decisions they will ever make, buying or selling a home.

I very much enjoy what I do, but I do not take my role as a real estate agent lightly. There are people in business who have the same passion as I do, but on the other hand there are some who do not. I view my role as a Real Estate Professional as a servant/relationship job. While understanding their needs, I serve at the pleasure of my clients. If I do not give my clients great service they can fire me at anytime, so I work hard for them. It is also my desire to build a relationship with my clients that last way beyond the closing of their property. I know the best advertising I can have is word of mouth from my clients.

My purpose of this blog is to give information and my views about real estate and maybe build a relationship with a new client. Feel free to make post and give your comments. Happy Reading!

Comments (5)

Heather the Realtor Orlando, Lake Mary
LemonTree Realty - Orlando, FL
First Time Home Buyers, Bank Owned Homes

Haha I find myself being a relationship counsoler. Many wives or husbands will call me up to vent about the other spouse and the stress of the deal because one doesnt see the same picture as the other. I am there to listen and nothing else just like a psychologist. :) However I dont charge nor do you  need to come back for additional sessions.

Jun 09, 2008 01:56 AM
Robert Huntsinger
Empire Realty - Upland, CA
Empire Realty Upland, CA - Full Service at a Discount

Donnie,

Right there with you brother! It is important to have a passion for people, other than that my job is being like Santa Clause.

Take care!

RJH

Jun 09, 2008 02:00 AM
Crystal Bush
I Am Marketing - Atlanta, GA

Yes.  I don't understand some people in this industry.  I guess they thought that it would be an easy paycheck or maybe just an easy job as there aren't set hours.  I don't get it.  There are only 24 hours in a day and only 7 days in a week.  So little time, I won't set up for something unless I'm passionate about it and that includes my career. 

Jun 09, 2008 02:08 AM
Michael Shankman
Award Realty - Las Vegas, NV
Selling Las Vegas 702-498-3383

good post...I like being my own boss...working as hard as I want to...where else could you make the kind of money we do without really killing ourselves...this is great!!

Jun 09, 2008 02:14 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

We need more like you and less that are looking for a quick commission check.  I am sure your career will do well with the way you approach it.

Jun 09, 2008 02:16 AM