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Why Choose Me? Why Hire Me? Why Not? An ActiveRain May Challenge.

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Real Estate Agent with Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 CA BRE# 01261476

Why Choose Me? Why Hire Me?
Why Not?

An ActiveRain Challenge

Recently, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) decided to settle a lawsuit that I believe to be frivolous. While the settlement might seem to bring about change, it actually doesn't alter my business practices at all. However, it does make the cost of real estate more confusing and potentially more expensive for you, the consumer. 

This settlement has particularly tough implications for first-time buyers, lower-income FHA buyers, and my most served group - VA buyers who deserve a break. In essence, these groups may face more challenges now. The irony is that the real winners in this lawsuit were the lawyers, who operated with the same behaviors they accused our profession of.

I've always conducted my business with the highest standards, and these changes only mean that I will continue to serve you with the same dedication. I wrote about his recently in my post: In The Arena  It’s business as usual for me—but with a bigger and tougher job ahead, especially in helping those this lawsuit was supposed to protect.


Do not hire me if you want a REALTOR® who's honest.

Do not hire me if you want a REALTOR® who put's his client's needs first.

Do not hire me if you want a REALTOR® who's adept at work / life balance boundaries which means I'm recharged, happy and giving you the best of me not what's left of me.

Do not hire me if you want a REALTOR® who believe in closing escrow with advocates not just compensation checks.

Do not hire me if you want a REALTOR® who has been professionally business coached for 29 years. Yes longer than I've been a REALTOR®.

Do not hire me if you want a REALTOR® who has been a business owner for over 40 years and know customer service is a mentality, not just a department.

Do not hire me if you want a REALTOR® if you want a marketing-maniac, who will broadcast your home for sale with a megphone of digital and tradional marketing tools and techniques.

Do not hire me if you want a REALTOR® that survived and then thrived during a National Market Crash 2007-2011.

Do not hire me if you want a REALTOR® that that survived and then thrived during a Global Pandemic.

Do not hire me if you want a REALTOR® that is a ferociously strategic negotiator for your results, your money and your best interests.

Do not hire me if you want a REALTOR® who's networked with over 3,500 REALTORS® he has a personal connection with, and relationships with of 500 of them: Nationwide & in Canada that can serve you when you move, help your family and friends from afar and provide you with relocating buyers for your house.

Do not hire me if you want a REALTOR® that is a problem solver, that has gone above and beyond on multiple deals per year for over 25 years to save deals that would have otherwise crashed and burned.

Do not hire me if you want a REALTOR® that communicates well and is surrounded with a hand picked team of professionals that have his back, consequently they have your back too!

Do not hire me if you want a REALTOR® that is passionate about his work, cares about his clients, stays in touch after the close for months, years and decades. Some original clients are still being served 25 years later.

 

Do not hire me if you want a REALTOR® that will impact and improve your life!

Thank you for your trust and understanding. Together, we will navigate these changes and continue to achieve your real estate goals with the same excellence I always have strived to serve you with.

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Thomas J. Nelson
REALTOR®, CRS, RCS-D, CDPE, e-Pro, Certified Military Home Specialist, Luxury Home Specialist, Author, Keynote Speaker and  Podcast Host 

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Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

Very well done.  When people hear or read the word not or no, their brains think yes.

May 27, 2024 09:12 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets

Thank you Leanne Smith 😉

May 27, 2024 09:22 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good entry into the May challenge Thomas! You have always shown your clients and those of us in the Rain you conduct your business with the highest standards.

May 27, 2024 09:13 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets

Thank you Dorie Dillard Austin TX - I always feel my broker grandparents watching me at work, they set the standard with me decades ago. Proudly, I owe my work ethic to them. 

May 27, 2024 09:16 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Thomas - why not indeed.   You rock and roll with those who want to make things happen.  In and beyond real estate.  

May 27, 2024 10:02 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets

Thank you Michael Jacobs - it's the only way I know how to do things 😎🤘🔥

May 28, 2024 06:52 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Nice entry for the Challenge. There will be some adjustment to the new requirements but once everyone gets a sense of the flow, it may well be almost as usual.

May 27, 2024 03:55 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets

I agree Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 - Business as usual as we adjust to some updated forms and a bit of the typical emotional response of the market. We've been through much worse in our careers, especially in the 2,000's

May 28, 2024 06:54 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

WHY NOT is a clever entry into this month's challenge.

Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets 

May 27, 2024 06:55 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets

Thank you Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 I figured "Why Not" have some fun with the entry!?!

May 28, 2024 06:54 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Thomas- What a wonderfully creative entry to this month's challenge. Integrity, experience, service...you offer all that and more. And...it's ludicrous that the ones who stand to make the most money from this are the ones who usually do...the attornies. 

May 27, 2024 07:40 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets

I agree Kathy Streib - the lawsuit was a great catalyst for industry continuity, but it was also a BIG shame of a sham.

May 28, 2024 06:56 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

You are such a tremendous agent and I hope that everyone who has the honor of having you represent them in a real estate transaction realizes how lucky they are to have you on their side!

May 28, 2024 05:19 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets

Well, thank you Brian England - after getting to break bread with you a couple times, I can honestly say the same about you. You have big ideas and take big actions to serve many!

May 28, 2024 06:57 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Excellent list of "do not hire me if"s!  If I know of a seller or buyer in your area, I'd definitely trust you to help them!

May 28, 2024 05:27 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets

Ah Thank You Kat Palmiotti and I you! In fact, I just did refer you to a Big Block Agent who wasn't specific about where in Montana but was seeking a Montana REALTOR. I DM'd you!

May 28, 2024 07:06 AM
Kat Palmiotti

Thank you very much Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets !

May 28, 2024 08:13 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Thomas... loved your spin on this month's challenge! It should open some eyes!

May 28, 2024 05:47 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets

Thank you Nina Hollander, Broker it felt braggadocios listing reasons why to hire me, so I made it more fun - to do so.

May 28, 2024 07:29 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

Fantastic post, TJ! LOVE every single reason to hire you but, my favorite line in the entire post, "customer service is a mentality, not just a department." That is what truly sets us apart. What is so crazy about that is customer service is where most agents drop the ball - and it's THE easiest thing we do!

Thank you so much for your submission in this month's challenge.

May 28, 2024 06:01 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets

Thank you Debe Maxwell, CRS - it was a fun exercise to do. With so many listing appointments coming up this year, it felt like good practice since we need to disrupt sellers expectations when they intervieew a few agents before making a decision.

May 28, 2024 07:30 AM
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
Cicadas are coming! Cicadas are coming!

Reverse psychology.

May 28, 2024 06:09 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets

Alan May Do you want to hear a joke about reverse psychology?

No?

Well, I guess I won’t tell it to you then... unless you don't want me to!

May 28, 2024 07:27 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

🤣🤣🤣 Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets - and good luck on those listing appointments! Glad you found the exercise a good one!

May 29, 2024 01:59 PM
Aura Alex
Seattle, WA
Retired Real Estate Pro

Hi, Thomas.

We don't know whether life is trouser-less and underwear-optional. Still, whether it feels like a nonstop progression of "perpetual pigtail tangles" and perplexing pickle predicaments or "booby-trapped banana peels' and unavoidable anvil accidents, we can sometimes experience it with a dash of sarcastic humor. Poking fun at our misfortune can distance us from our woe-is-me destiny and rewrite it into a funny, ridiculous family film. Well done!🙃

May 28, 2024 09:36 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets

Thank You Aura Alex - a very creative complimentary comment.

May 28, 2024 09:55 AM
Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

All of the Don't grabbed my attention.  You  got me to read your Blog.  Great job!

May 28, 2024 11:56 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets

Thank you Ginger Harper - that is the goal with every post 😂 

May 28, 2024 06:32 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Well done, Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets 

Anyone reading your post will be in deep thought until they realize the many reasons that they should hire you.

Jun 01, 2024 08:12 PM
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 - Silver Spring, MD
Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS

I am a little late to this featured post-party, but applaud you for calling things what they are! We need more of that. I am encouraged by the one MLS refusing to eliminate the coop commission field because it would make things much less transparent for all involved. I cannot comprehend how making things less transparent can possibly be in the best interest of consumers?!

You got me! All compelling reasons to hire you, Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets

Jun 02, 2024 08:04 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets

Ah, thank you so much Andrea Bedard !!!

Jun 02, 2024 08:39 AM