Patience is a virtue

Real Estate Agent with Community Realty

One thing I have been constantly reminded of in this business is the virtue of patience.  I really try to make my clients feel comfortable, and not rushed into any aspect of a real estate transaction, whether it is as a buyer's agent or a listing agent. 

Buying and selling a home can be very stressful, and I see it as my responsibility to make the experience as pleasant and relaxing as possible. 

One of my current buying clients has been one with special needs as she and her young daughter are both highly sensitive to fragrances and chemicals in homes that are severe allergens, such as cigarette smoke, mold, air fresheners and common fabric softener sheets.  I have had to contact several other agents and their sellers to inquire about the use of any of these potential allergens before showing her and her family places, which is a considerable amount of work, and we have probably looked at nearly 24 homes over the past 2 months.  It is important to me that this family finds a home that they can be comfortable in and be able to breathe, and it is not an inconvenience to me to have to go above and beyond what others might be hesitant to do.

So, if you are looking for an agent who will go the extra mile, I hope you will consider giving my services a try.  I know you are making the biggest purchase in your life, and it is not something that should be rushed into or taken lightly!



Don Chin




Comments (14)

Dwayne West
Atlanta Real Estate - Canton, GA
Canton Georgia Real Estate

Welcome to the Active Rain community. You have chosen a great site with tons of information you can learn from.

Jul 18, 2008 07:16 AM
Angela Clark
Tony Clark REALTORS - Owensboro, KY
CRS, Realtor, Broker

That's what it takes... Going that extra step for clients makes all the difference. And makes you memorable in their minds enough to recommend your service over and over again!

Jul 18, 2008 07:17 AM
John Petrone
ERA Nalbandian - Saddle Brook, NJ

I met someone recently who said thier spouse was allegic to sudden temperature changes. I thought he was joking, but he said he wasn't. Still unsure how to go about that if I were to show them or someone with this "condition" homes.


Jul 18, 2008 07:36 AM
RE: Temperature changes

Hi John,

That is an unusual one that I haven't heard before.  It would be hard to show homes that were going to be consistent temperatures, especially going from occupied ones to vacant ones.   I might recommend that the husband preview the homes with you first, and then viewing ones with the wife that were occupied one day and then ones that were not occupied (and probably colder) on another day to make sure her system wasn't 'shocked'.

I'm not a doctor, nor do I play one on TV. ;)


Jul 18, 2008 07:43 AM
Stefan Geyer
SOA Realty - Aurora, CO

You certainly do have patience!  Welcome to Active Rain, I expect you will be a good addition to the community here.  All the best.

Jul 18, 2008 09:57 AM
The Trumm Team Omaha Homes for Sale, Real Estate
Keller Williams Greater Omaha - Omaha, NE

Welcome to ActiveRain!

If you would like a few tips on getting the most out of ActiveRain, please visit my blog Welcome to Active Rain.  It has a few simple steps of what to do now that you have joined.

If you ever have any questions, just let me know.

Troy Trumm

Jul 18, 2008 10:06 AM
Mickey O'Brien
Residential Home Loans - Fair Oaks, CA

Hello Don, Welcome to Activerain! Visit my blog if you want to learn more about commercial loans. Keep posting and take full advatage of this site.

Jul 18, 2008 11:02 AM
Ron Brown NMLS #270845
NMLS ID: 40831 - Federal Way, WA


Welcome to Active Rain, I'm sure you'll find ton's of good information, and a lot of networking possibilities.  It's always good to see another who is willing to do a little more for the client!

Ron Brown

Loan Officer

First Mortgage Company of WA

Jul 18, 2008 01:48 PM
Bill Kennedy
Keller Williams Greenville Upstate - Greenville, SC
Homes For Sale Greenville SC

Hey there, I just wanted to send you a welcome from down in Greenville SC!  AR is a great community for learning as well as sharing... just be careful - it's addictive!

Jul 18, 2008 03:34 PM
Keith Elliott Jr
KEIRE Realty Group - Manassas, VA
Principal Broker/Owner

Hello Don,

Welcome to Active Rain and congrats on your first post! The opportunities to learn and network are incredible here. Best of luck to ya!


Jul 18, 2008 03:57 PM
Benjamin Clark
Homebuyer Representation, Inc. - Salt Lake City, UT
Buyer's Agent - Certified Negotiation Expert

Welcome to Active Rain! For some tips on how to get started here, check out my blog entry at ActiveRain Fast-Start Tips for Quick and Easy Points
Happy blogging and good luck!

Jul 18, 2008 04:51 PM
Tracy Santrock
Santrock Realty Group Inc. , - Cary, NC
Raleigh - Cary Broker

Welcome to Activerain.  Glad you discovered the netowork.  It's a great way to network w/other agents across the US, learn some new tricks, and even increase your business in the process!

Jul 19, 2008 02:09 AM
Kirk Westervelt
Van West Realty - Greenville, SC Realtor -Short Sale Expert! - Greenville, SC
Kirk Westervelt, Broker In Charge, Van West Realty - CDPE - Short Sale Agent - Home for Sale - Greenville, Simpsonvil...

Hi, welcome to Active Rain! I hope to see more of your blogs in the future. Learn from others, share your knowledge and experiences and enjoy yourself! Take care! ---Kirk.

Jul 19, 2008 02:28 AM