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A Chance to Shine Contest: If the shoe fits. . . !

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Real Estate Agent with Aiken Properties

If the Shoe Fits . . . The REALTOR should, too!

High heel designer shoe 

As REALTORS, we are always trying to find the fairytale, happy ending house for our clients.

Sometimes we look at so many different styles both our clients and ourselves are left in a muddle of confused images: some are too small, others too large; but when we find the house that fits "just right"- we all know it.

The same should be true when trying to find the REALTOR that is Just Right, too!  As a BUYER or SELLER, choosing an agent should be approached with the same commitment.

Bunny Slippers

 

Do you want to feel coddled and cared for . . . ?     

 

boots

 

 

        Secured and Protected, at all cost . . . ?

 

 

 

Do you want to fit in with the crowd or have an agent that will tap dance just for you . . . ?

Tap shoe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just like in finding a house, you should list the things you want in your Agent.

  • Years of experience or A Fresh New Perspective
  • Savvy Negotiation Skills or Matter of Fact Opinion
  • Hard Sale or Soft Touch, Smooth and Polished or Coy and Surprising
  • In it for the Closing or Committed to the Community
  • A Tour Guide or Welcome Wagonboot

Whether you like broken-in leather boots, designer pumps or practical flats; You know what you need and want in a House.  REALTORS come in many styles, too.  Find the one that best fits your needs and stick with them because they will stick with you until you move in or sell.

If you want a Veteran or Newbie; A Gold Jacket or Independent- find the right Agent for your goals and the process will be even better when you Close!  If the shoe fits- The Realtor will, too!

 

Blog Posted by: Jane Page Thompson, Aiken, SC

"I sell Dirt in a Skirt" - and wear Merrell Mary Jane's with sport treads to do it in!

merrell mary Jane

 

[The Photos used in this blog are from the Wikipedia Website on Shoes and from www.bunnyslippers.com and www.eluxury.com and www.merrell.com]

Jane Page Thompson
Aiken Properties - Aiken, SC

Gene, thanks for stopping by and I had a good time getting my award!  Thanks!

Nov 08, 2008 01:07 PM
Jane Page Thompson
Aiken Properties - Aiken, SC

Lyn, You know it!  I love my Merrells!

Christine:  It is so true that we are all very different and finding a fit is important because often the realtor is the introduction you get to a new town!

Nov 08, 2008 01:10 PM
Lynn Krogseng
Keller Williams Premier Partners - Vancouver, WA

Jane this was such a fun post to read. And a very good analogy. Now I'm thinking about shoes and MaryJane Merrels! I hope they come in red.

Nov 08, 2008 01:25 PM
Elizabeth Nieves
The Elizabeth Nieves Realty Group - Durham, NC
Bilingual Raleigh - Durham North Carolina Real Estate Team

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh....I LOVE shoes! What a great analogy. It speaks to me. GBU!

Nov 08, 2008 01:33 PM
Jane Page Thompson
Aiken Properties - Aiken, SC

Lynn, I have a purple pair!

Elizabeth: I am happy to give you a little something back, thanks for your inspiration!

Nov 08, 2008 01:42 PM
Jamie Dumaine-Russell
RE/MAX Alliance - Branford, CT

Jane - Congrats on winning the contest and the feature post!  I loved your creativity in using the shoes as such a great analogy.  Looking forward to seeing more of you in the "Rain". :-)

Nov 08, 2008 02:30 PM
Gwenn Tanvas
NEXA Mortgage LLC an Equal Housing Lender NMLS # 1660690 - Appleton, WI
The Mortgage Gal, 920.267.7891~ SMART - INNOVATIVE

Jane - Great Job - I just love your sence of humor and the Hat! Great job. I can not wait to see more.

Nov 09, 2008 12:18 AM
Jane Page Thompson
Aiken Properties - Aiken, SC

Donna: Thanks and I think I am a rain addict, now!

Gwenn: I will try to keep up with the rest of the great bloggers that I read here!  Thanks!

Nov 09, 2008 01:36 AM
Eric McGowan
Moody, AL

Jane, congratulations on the post and I really enjoyed it. Keep up the good work out there.

Nov 09, 2008 02:44 AM
Heather Goodwin
Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission - Shreveport, LA
Results That Move You

Jane, what a cute analogy.  I enjoyed the post.

Nov 09, 2008 05:15 AM
Jane Page Thompson
Aiken Properties - Aiken, SC

Eric: Thanks for the encouragement!

Heather, we women understand shoe!  Thanks!

Nov 09, 2008 12:57 PM
Lori Churchill Cofer
Beasley Realty - Pullman, WA
Realtor - 509-330-0086 - Pullman, WA

What a great post.  I think you really hit the heart of an important issue.  We are each unique individuals with unique tastes and so forth.  It is true that the client needs to find the right fit and vice versa.

PS.  I am definintely the flashy pumps...you had my interest immediately!  And CONGRATS!

Lori Cofer, Beasley Realty

Nov 09, 2008 03:00 PM
Gwen Daubenmeyer
RE/Max Defined - Oakland Township, MI
We help people buy and sell great homes in Oakland

Congratulations! I loved the "dirt in a skirt"!

Nov 09, 2008 09:27 PM
Spencer Hill
Hill Asset Management - Kingstree, SC
#1 Financial Planner -- South Carolina

Great post about seeking your comfort level.

Nov 09, 2008 11:24 PM
Benjamin Clark
Homebuyer Representation, Inc. - Salt Lake City, UT
Buyer's Agent - Certified Negotiation Expert

I would have never come up with that. Thanks for sharing.

Nov 11, 2008 04:44 PM
Jane Page Thompson
Aiken Properties - Aiken, SC

Lori, Gwen, Spencer & Ben: THANKS FOR THE GREAT COMMENTS!

I am working on a follow-up for Land Brokers, something in the way of the right bait, but I am still working on it, thanks for your thoughts!

Nov 12, 2008 02:15 PM
Renée Donohue~Home Photography
Savvy Home Pix - Allegan, MI
Western Michigan Real Estate Photographer

I am really digging those Merrell Mary Jane's with treads!  Gotta google it!

Nov 14, 2008 09:43 AM
Not a real person
San Diego, CA

The "dirt in a skirt" reminds me of a friend long ago who would do just about anything for anyone. Her motto was "I'll jog for a frog." I think she was hoping to meet that prince.

Nov 14, 2008 02:08 PM
Jane Page Thompson
Aiken Properties - Aiken, SC

Renee & Russel- Thanks for the humor and comments!

Nov 15, 2008 10:44 AM
Not a real person
San Diego, CA

I didn't see any flip-flops -- LOL. I work with a Realtor here who always wears shorts, a Hawaiian print shirt, and flip-flops. You can probably guess that he works the beach communities, and very successfully.

Best wishes for health, happiness, peace, and prosperity in 2009.

Dec 23, 2008 06:37 PM