We are bridges over troubled waters...

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Inland Empire 77217


The real estate business is a bridge building business. In these troubled times, I am even more aware that folks need reassurance, and help with trustworthy advisors. I love being the bridge. Many people have increased stresses right now, with things tightening up on the financial front for most of us.

Developing trust, confidentiality, and being a true advocate are all bridge building skills. Being an advocate, a confidant, and advisor of people in their real estate dealings is a serious matter. I take pride in knowing I am engaging with people on such a meaningful venture!

Being knowlegable, yet knowing when you don't know in this business is wisdom. Remebering to clarify with your broker or lawyer if need be is even more important when you want to build a bridge with clients who will become friends, and create a lifelong relationship.

Building bridges can be wearisome. It's hard work. But when you see people cross over, you have an immense satisfaction that you were apart of something  life changing.

Bridges bring people together, from different sides: negotiation. They bring people together from the same side: transaction. They make the world a better place, bearing the load when necessary.

Bridges make far away places more accsessable, within reach. Bridges are strong.

Be the bridge.

BethAnn Long ~ Tomlinson South  Inc.  www.bethannhomes.com


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Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

BethAnn:  This is just an excellent post, and an excellent thought.  What would happen if everyone thought this way ?  What an incredible change that would come over both our industry, and our world... for that matter.  Very nicely done, and well-presented.  Thanks for sharing.  :)

Jul 22, 2008 05:04 PM #1
Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

BethAnn:  I liked your post so much I took a look at your blog and profile.  I love the shoes... great idea.  and... I noticed that there was also no space between Beth and Ann... so I went back and changed it in my comment above.

I have subscribed to your blog, and added you as an associate  I am looking forward to getting to know you through your posts.  Take care.  PS... by the way... I invite you to take a look at my blog and posts... and perhaps, if you wish, do the same.  Thanks for sharing.

Jul 22, 2008 05:11 PM #2
COMPASS - Palm Springs, CA
COMPASS Palm Springs - Broker Associate

BethAnn - I also think this is a great post.

Would you mind if I used your terminology in the future? I'd love to be able to incorporate your idea with the Simon & Garfunkel song.

Jul 22, 2008 05:14 PM #3
Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

(Waving both hands at Stewart... hi Stewart)  Yes, Stewart... I agree... BethAnn's use of the bridge over troubled water (and closings) analogy is a great idea. 

Jul 22, 2008 05:21 PM #4
Pam Winterbauer
Pam Winterbauer Real Estate - San Ramon, CA
"Providing Blue Ribbon Service"

BethAnn.....great analogy and post.  It reminds me of "Everything I Need to know I learned in Kindergarden".  We all need to hold hands and play nicely.  ps.....love those red shoes.

Jul 22, 2008 05:35 PM #5
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

BethAnn, I agree with the other responders, good post and analagy...

Jul 22, 2008 09:07 PM #6
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

BethAnn, loved the song!  Lovw this post!

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