You Gotta Love Being a REALTOR®

By
Real Estate Agent with TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE

Every morning when you get up you have no idea what is going to happen and that is what I love about being a REALTOR®!  Yesterday started like most morning doing my social media and networking, next an open house from 11:00 until 2:00 but while at the open house met some very nice interesting people and a text came in, “you around”.  I answered working an open house until 2:00, his answer I want to see this house and gave me the address and after 2:00 is fine. 

I set up the showing and at 2:00 hopped in my golf cart and took off to meet him.  He is a flipper and he had his business partner on the phone after about 10 minutes the three of us picked a price and my job was to close the deal.  Came home put an offer together and sent to listing agent, this was about 4:00, cash, no inspection and quick close, the house is vacant.  We offered a bunch less than asking, they countered, we countered and finally after three or four conversations we had a deal.  I wanted to push the quick close so got my title company involved about 6:00, sure they are sorry they shared their personal cell number with me, anyway we can close next week.

By 7:30 the deal was done and I was sitting on my patio have beer and pizza having just sold a house that when I woke up in the morning had no idea.  I love real estate!

Dick Betts, REALTOR®

The Betts Team

Touchstone Real Estate

The Villages, Florida

717-860-3107 cell

Dick@DickBetts.com

www.DickBetts.com

Comments (20)

Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Dick,
Sounds like life is good in The Villages!

Oct 06, 2022 05:30 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Carol Williams life is what you make it, right?  Positive outlook on life, chin up and work hard and things will come your way!

Oct 06, 2022 05:38 AM
Carol Williams

100%

Oct 06, 2022 05:42 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

A wonderful way to spend a day! Thanks for sharing your success and love of real estate Dick Betts 

Oct 06, 2022 05:42 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Dick - a life in real estate includes planning a day that is likely to be interrupted with opportunities.   

Oct 06, 2022 05:46 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 good morning Margaret!  Hope you have a great day!!!

Oct 06, 2022 06:05 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Michael Jacobs isn't that the truth, but those days that are interrupted for good reasons like selling something can happen often!

Oct 06, 2022 06:07 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Congratulations and well done. This is what I also like about real estate, every day is different and as you say, you never know what is going to happen.

Oct 06, 2022 06:56 AM
Eileen Burns
Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FLorida Real Estate Connector

Awesome day in the life of a Realtor! Congrats.  Now how about a swim in the pool😎 

Oct 06, 2022 07:08 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Eileen Burns little chilly last night for the pool for me but perfect sitting outside enjoying the evening!

Oct 06, 2022 07:19 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

My belief in sales especially in real estate "God works in mysterious ways."

Oct 06, 2022 07:47 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 thanks!  The thought of having a 9 to 5 sitting in an office would drive me nuts!

Oct 06, 2022 07:55 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Leanne Smith oh I so agree, we seem to be paired with some people that need us the most and that is when I know God's hand is at work!

Oct 06, 2022 07:56 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Now that sounds like an amazing day! Kudos to you!

Oct 07, 2022 05:11 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Kat Palmiotti thanks it was and do have it closed in 7 days will be great!

Oct 07, 2022 05:18 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Every now and then you have to get an easy one to offset the ones that seem to go on forever. Very well done

Oct 07, 2022 06:51 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Ed Silva for sure, not closed yet but quickly on the road!

Oct 07, 2022 07:59 AM
Brian DeYoung
also affiliated with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Heritage Realty - Ithaca, NY
The Realtor with personal investment background

super cool.

and, I love to hear stories about the Villages.

To be honest, at my age, it was your name that caught my attention, having been an music fan and enjoying a certain musician back in the day.

Best wishes in your Real Estate career in The Villages.

Oct 07, 2022 07:29 PM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Brian DeYoung Get together and sing a few bars of Ramblin Man!

Oct 08, 2022 04:29 AM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

There is no doubt about it, real estate is a business that is different every single day. And every transaction has circumstances that either make or break us!  I love real estate for all the fun, exciting and challenging moments! That's where I excell.  Loved your post!  And congratulations on doing what was needed and making a deal! You did good Dick Betts !!! 😀

Oct 13, 2022 04:14 PM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Diana Dahlberg thanks, agree love RE and agree everyday different!  Hope all is well in WI!

Oct 13, 2022 06:36 PM
Diana Dahlberg

Wisconsin is a challenge, however, I love it here and am up for it!  Keeping my eyes on the goal! Thanks Dick Betts 

Oct 14, 2022 11:22 AM