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Just Another Day in the Life of Real Estate Agent

Real Estate Agent with HomeStarr Realty RS143922A

Today was a busy day and I love that. My listing contract was emailed back we can talk about that later. My past clients want me to take a ride up to the new development they purchased and are not happy with. They are thinking of selling and to be honest, I think they should keep it. I am going up with them to see the problem and we will see if we can overcome their objections. 

I am waiting to hear back from the listing I went on last week, who thought the commission was now cheap because he heard it on the news. He was so disappointed when I explained to him that what the news reporter told him was not true. I did explain it was negotiable but nothing had changed. I will be calling him this week as his plan is to list on Memorial Day Weekend. When he called, I thought he was referred to me, but it turned out he had called every Realtor in the direct area. He may be shopping for a discount broker, so if he decides to go elsewhere, I will not be upset. I explained I am a full-service broker.

When you list with me, I am here for you personally. I answer my phone when you call. If you get my voicemail mail, you will hear back from me shortly. You deal with me directly and never an assistant. You are important and I will always be available to you. I have a team of professionals I work with that will assist us in getting the job done. I do everything to make sure whatever problem arises gets solved. 

This is my entry to May's Challenge why chose you hosted by Kathy Streib and Debe Maxwell, CRS  

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Hannah Williams is known throughout Philadelphia as HelpfulHannah – and if you’ve spent more than five minutes with her, you know exactly why. She’s an expert at anticipating people’s needs, she has a real feel for real estate, and she’s an accomplished problem-solver.

Hannah has been helping people buy and sell homes all over Philadelphia since 1984. Many of her clients purchased their first, second and even third homes with her expert help, and Hannah wouldn’t have it any other way.


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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Well good to hear you are and were busy, now we look forward to your next posts Hannah Williams  Just Listed:)Endre

p.s.: don't get me started about the news and the false information....

May 18, 2024 10:48 PM
Hannah Williams

Endre Barath, Jr. I hear you Endre it is not just housing it is everything. I just returned from taking some outdoor photos and it is so humid out I will say my plants are thriving.  

May 19, 2024 10:34 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Hannah, It's going to take a while for consumers and agents to understand this new wave about to happen in the real estate world. By the way, let him use the discount broker, your time and experience are more worth it!

May 19, 2024 03:50 AM
Hannah Williams

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400. I am going to download a few photos, and then give the people a ring. The pool is opening on Memorial Day Weekend and I am planning to have some fun

May 19, 2024 10:37 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Hannah - things from real estate to everyday life are constantly changing and evolving.  Relationships matter.  Each contact we meet is not a connection.  

May 19, 2024 04:34 AM
Hannah Williams

Michael Jacobs You seem to always know just where I am coming from. I would love to make a connection but It needs to spark. Every day is a new day and a new opportunity.  

May 19, 2024 10:41 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Hannah. Some attorneys solve problems and some create them for money! And, then make more money trying to solve the problems they created. And it continues. Enjoy your day.

May 19, 2024 05:13 AM
Hannah Williams

Wayne Martin I like the way you put that! there are bad apples in every bag. You have a fantastic day Wayne  

May 19, 2024 10:42 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

You are definitely keeping busy and that is a good thing!  I hope that your prospect sees that you are worth the money!

May 19, 2024 05:56 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Hannah... if there's one thing we need to do going forward is not cheapen our value by discounting our commissions. You get what you pay for. Sadly, too many sellers learns that lesson only after they've had a poor result because they shopped on commission and not service.

May 19, 2024 06:05 AM
Hannah Williams

Nina Hollander, Broker  : Well said, my friend. The only time I will do that is if someone is in distress and they are past clients and I truly know their situation. These are clients that are special and come back and their families do too and again it is only in special circumstances

May 19, 2024 10:46 AM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Hello Hannah Williams - With all your years of experience in the real estate business, you're like the Philadelphia Light House guiding buyers and sellers through rough waters into smooth sailing. 

May 19, 2024 07:14 AM
Hannah Williams

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP  That is very kind of you to say. I will say I will fight when the going gets rough. when others say oh I would walk away. That is not my style. I find the solution.   

May 19, 2024 10:48 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Hannah Williams ,

Isn't it amazing how the media has skewed what has happened. There are always those that feel it's all about commission. I met with two different sellers and they both called every agent in town and took the one with the cheapest commission. You get what you pay for so good luck!

May 19, 2024 08:29 AM
Hannah Williams

Dorie Dillard Austin TX  There really should be a law about false news. I would expect that kind of broadcasting from certain types of newspapers and magazines but not from the major stations that we rely on for daily information 

May 19, 2024 10:53 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Hannah Williams   Let them list with an entry owner broker and then get startled at all the calls and they don't know what to do with them.

May 19, 2024 08:41 AM
Hannah Williams

Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 The funny part was that he called me at dinner time and said I was late when was I coming. We did not have an appointment until  12 PM the next day but I took a ride over. When I got there I realized he had me confused with someone else. I went back the next day for our appointment with guns blasting. 

May 19, 2024 11:02 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

You say it well Hannah!  And I'm glad  you put it out there!  It makes no sense working for peanuts for folks that don't appreciate the value you bring to the party!

May 19, 2024 12:09 PM
Hannah Williams

Anna "Banana" Kruchten  Sometimes I am late to the party but this time I am right on time - Let's boogie on down - Happy Sunday 

May 19, 2024 12:20 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Hannah as the saying goes "you get what you pay for".  Some people need to find that out the hard way.

May 19, 2024 04:55 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

George Souto, I am not worried as I have a buyer for the property, and it saves me from doing dual agency. Meanwhile, I am very excited about my new townhouse listing in a Waterfront Gated Community

May 20, 2024 10:04 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Hannah- good post and thank you for participating!!!! The news has done a disservice not just to the industry but to all sellers and buyers. What you provide for your clients is invaluable. 

May 21, 2024 07:49 PM
Hannah Williams

Hi, Kathy Streib. Glad to see your internet is up and running again.  Hope all is well and take care.

May 22, 2024 12:21 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Hannah:

Glad to hear you are busy. Each day is a new one in the real estate business, isn't it? It's never boring.


May 22, 2024 12:14 PM
Hannah Williams

Jeff Dowler, CRS Every day is new and exciting in real estate; that is what I love. We constantly meet new people and get calls from those we have helped. No, Jeff, it is never dull when you enjoy people and we do enjoy people, don't we   

May 22, 2024 12:26 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

I'm fighting that right now too, Hannah! I have had to convince several sellers recently that the Missouri news is NOT what they will find here. We have ALWAYS provided buyer agency Contracts (with a fee amount included) and the listing agreement also shares how much the seller is willing to pay (percentage wise) and how much of that should go to the BA. Nothing's changed except the DOJ is insistent upon us not being transparent with the BA concession that the seller is offering. That opens the door to so much worse behavior from agents. I see a lot of dual agency in our future, thanks to our association and their poor choice of attorneys! 

Okay, off my soapbox now, Hannah! I absolutely love your value statement and agree with you 100%! You are so well respected in your area and those buyers and sellers who wish to have you serve them again and again will always call you back. For those searching for a cheap agent - well, that's not who you are and it's THEIR loss, not yours! 

Thank you again for participating in this month's challenge, Hannah! We missed you on yesterday's call. Hope to see you next Tuesday!

May 22, 2024 10:19 PM
Hannah Williams

Debe Maxwell, CRS Hi - So glad you stopped by. Of course, I participated in your challenge! Sorry this month is very busy and my schedule is not in sync with the Zoom Meetings I do apologize. Hope to see everyone soon  

May 27, 2024 05:53 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

Same, Hannah Williams! We look forward to seeing you back on Tuesdays! BIG hugs, doll!

May 27, 2024 06:32 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Hannah,
It's too bad journalism is history, and media outlets seems to report whatever will stir up the most trouble.

May 27, 2024 09:28 AM
Hannah Williams

Carol Williams, You are so right. Do not get me started! I hope you are doing well, and this was a great challenge.

May 27, 2024 05:55 PM