An Attitude of Gratitude: Thankful for My Clients
One of the best parts of my business are the people I've met along the way, many of who have become real friends.
In court reporting, I met people on depositions daily, but I didn't get to spend time with them. Especially because in those days I wasn't allowed to speak, except maybe on a break. I was too busy writing and making sure I had everything I needed, like spellings of words or names, to put a transcript together.
In real estate, I meet people and develop relationships all the time. It may start with a text, phone call or email because of a blog they came across. Sometimes it's a referral from a past client, friend or colleague.
However it happens, I have a chance to get to know this person who is looking to buy or sell a home and vice versa.
I'm now in my 20th year in real estate. And more often than not, the people I meet have been great.
When I first began this journey, it never occurred to me that I would make friends along the way, but that is exactly what happened. And it has been an added bonus.
I had a mentor at the real estate board who told me, "If people like you and trust you, they'll do business with you."
I work very hard for my clients, and they know it. I go above and beyond for them. It's important to me because buying a house is probably the biggest purchase they will ever make.
I have to watch out for them in ways they may not even think of. It's my job to watch out for their best interests.
My clients know they can trust me. That's just who I am. You know when you talk to someone, you get a feeling. Do you like this person? Can you trust them? I need to feel the same way about my clients. It's a two-way street. Then we have a great team.
So to all my clients, I am very thankful and grateful for your trust these past 20 years and, hopefully, for many more years to come.
This post is by Elyse Berman, PA, gratitude post in the November Gratitude Challenge hosted by Debe Maxwell, CRS