Real Estate Agent with Century 21 The Neil Company Real Estate

Am I the only one who experiences this thing which is akin to stage fright when preparing to meet new Buyers or Sellers for the first time?

This business is my choice and it is right for me.  The earth and the houses we build upon it are an amazing thing to introduce people to.  Watching the magical connection a Buyer has to their "special" home fills me with joy, even after all these years.  There truly is a home for everyone.  Helping people build wealth through their wise investments is very fulfilling, even through the ups and downs.  Seeing that Buyers and Sellers get the value from what they are buying or selling gives me a real thrill.  It is just that after the research has been done and I am waiting to meet that new "Boss" for the first time I get really anxious.  It is not due to shyness or lack of experience or knowledge about the product.  It is not the fear of rejection.  I am so nervous I can't remember their names even if I have been corresponding with them for months or in some instances years.  Perhaps this is the only part of this business that I truly detest aside from having to tell other hard working Brokers that the transaction is failing for reasons beyond anyones control.

I am open to suggestions about how I can get over this unsettling feeling.  Any help out there?


Comments (3)

Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239
Real Estate One - Commerce, MI
Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com

Put it in your head that they are going to like you, get a book on how to remember names.  Flash the biggest smile you ever can when you shake their hand.  And impring their name across their forehead.

Jul 30, 2008 12:42 PM
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team

Shirley, I don't know how to get you past this fear.  I sometimes experience the same thing, usually with a seller that I have had a hard time finding comps to price their homes.  Preparation, I have heard is the key, and it certainly sounds like you are very prepared, so I guess just work with it.  Maybe it is what keeps you on your toes, and gets you to prepare thoroughly for each contact.  I would probably write the clients name in some inconspicuous place to keep that straight. 

Jul 30, 2008 06:34 PM
Shirley Byrd-Solem
Century 21 The Neil Company Real Estate - Roseburg, OR

Thank you Russ, and thank you Tony & Darcy.  I like both your advice and I will do that on Monday when meeting a client for the first time.  Do you think they would notice in the palm of my hand?  :)  I love to smile hand and the visual of imprinting their name across their forehead I am totally up for!!!  Thank you all....very much.... 

Jul 31, 2008 03:59 PM