You'll Find The Unconditional Realtor At The Heart Rock Cafe

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty 0575737

Heart RockWith assessing Realtors for your various buying, selling, and investing needs I would challenge you Mr. or Ms. Consumer that after you interview them for their skill set of what you are trying to accomplish, their knowledge of the local market, and real estate in general, you put this criterion to the test. Their caring level. The amount of concern they have for YOU. It is truly the "heart" of the matter. You want someone that is color blind to ALL that you are and comes to work for you with an open heart. Where do you find one such as this?

You'll Find The Unconditional Realtor At The Heart Rock Cafe.

Yes, we know they are in all the major cities. But the smaller cities too. Being unconditional to you is a great feeling because you can tell them ANYTHING.

With being unconditional, a bond of trust forms between the Realtor and the client. Obviously unconditional extends beyond real estate to friends and also those that invest their life and time to love us as well. How do you know someone is being unconditional toward you? In general they are not noisy people bossing you around.

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Unconditional people take time to listen to you. They invest THEMSELVES in what matters to you. What you say to them is held in confidence. They are a true ally to you, helping you and educating you. I've found many unconditional people have quite the sense of humor too.

If you want some real world visualization think of a faithful dog. If a person treated you as well as your favorite dog then you have come upon that unconditional one.

It is all about caring and loving you. Seek their knowledge first, but then find the ones with heart.


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Jo-Anne Smith
Oakville, ON


What a beautiful post and so fitting to me this morning as I think of my dearest friends (many of which I met through AR)....they all fit your description to a 'T'.


Jan 31, 2009 01:23 AM #16
Betina Foreman
WJK Realty - Austin, TX
Realtor, C.N.E., with WJK REALTY

Dear Gary,

Yet another great post! Often Realtors and Brokers forget real estate is not just numbers and stats. It is really all about people and homes. Finding a Realtor that cares about you and what you want is the most important thing. BTW-I love the heart photo!


Jan 31, 2009 01:42 AM #17
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Gary:  Good post.  It is easy for self-interested agent to razzle dazzle during a presentation, but ultimately, their intentions are not always in the best interest of the client.  You're right.  They are loud, bossy people.  They don't listen.  Having a Realtor that listens to you and helps you find the right solution to meet your needs is the one you want. They may not always have good news for you, but they will be honest and give you data as to why the situation is the way it is.  They will be empathetic in presenting bad news.  And they never make you feel bad when you call them with a seemingly silly question.

Jan 31, 2009 01:53 AM #18
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Hi Jo: Glad you have the heart friends. You are one of mine.

Betina: It IS a people business for sure. Glad you liked the rocks.

Chris Ann: I think if you are a good listener you just stand out head and shoulders from the crowd is what my observation has been.

Jan 31, 2009 02:43 AM #19
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Does that mean they need an agent who humps legs and chews up favorite shoes?  Just kidding, Gary!  Loved your post!

Jan 31, 2009 02:43 AM #20
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Hi Gary-These lines right here I want to add to that. This is my take on it

"You'll Find The Unconditional Realtor At The Heart Rock Cafe(I FOUND HIM HERE IN THE RAIN)"

"Unconditional people take time to listen to you. They invest THEMSELVES in what matters to you. What you say to them is held in confidence. They are a true ally to you, helping you and educating you.  It is all about caring & loving you. Seek their knowledge first, but then find the ones with heart"


Even though many words comes to mind when I think about this post and who are the greatest examples of this in my life and in the lives of so many here in the rain as they call it. All the words don't say as much as this pic does because this fellow is by far the greatest and most wonderful example of an unconditional and loving person who listens and hears you and cares. IMHO that would be:


GOD BLESS YOU MY FRIEND (((((HUG FOR YOUR SATURDAY)))))))))))))))))))))))))))

Jan 31, 2009 03:17 AM #21
Teresa Harris
Lake Real Estate, LLC - Denver, NC
Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte

Gary would be at the top of my list for people who is loving and has an enormous amount of unconditional love that is given out 24/7. I would love to have a "Gary" in our office; what a breath of fresh air that would be!

Jan 31, 2009 03:59 AM #22
JL Boney, III
Coldwell Banker - Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC Real Estate

I think it's very important for buyers and sellers to assess a Realtor's personality in addition to their abilities in real estate. You can be a great listing agent and a real jerk at the same time you know.

Jan 31, 2009 04:25 AM #23
Lara O'Keefe
North Texas Home Finders - McKinney, TX

Gary, I agree that buyers should connect to their Realtor on a personal level. 

Jan 31, 2009 04:54 AM #24
Gail MacMillan
Titusville, FL

Hi Gary - Excellent post for agent and consumer alike...hope lots of people in your area find it on Localism.  You cut to the heart :-) of the matter - Knowledge may be power...but Heart is the soul.  Enjoy the game tomorrow.

Jan 31, 2009 07:12 AM #25
Mark MacKenzie
Phoenix, AZ

Communicating is indeed all about listening.

Sales is a funny thing, all agents want to sell, but they have to understand what and why they are selling.  And the only way to do this is to listen to your customers.  And one of the best questions to ask is "why?" 

Jan 31, 2009 07:34 AM #26
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Hi Gary, You always post fabulous pictures, or photos to go with your thoughts! I think the heart should always lead, if you have the skill, knowledge, determination... whatever else is required -people will see that you care about them more than the sale.  That is a client for life.

Jan 31, 2009 10:06 AM #27
Lee & Pamela St. Peter
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522 - Raleigh, NC
Making Connections to Success in Real Estate

but without passion and caring it is called work...  I'm happy to say I've not worked a day in the past 8 years...

Your Raleigh Realtors!

Jan 31, 2009 11:18 AM #28
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Pat: Humping legs is the key, I think you've figured it out. Funny!!

Sharon: Thanks, you are sweet.

Teresa: Thanks for your kindness, we all can be unconditional if we work at it.

JL: No jerks allowed if we are to survive in a "people" business.

Lara: Working with clients so long we need to connect and get along at a personal level.

Gail: Heart and soul. I like that. Enjoy your Super Sunday too.

Mark: Listening is such an important part of caring.

Mary: People will pick up if you care about them, or NOT.

Lee and Pamela: Don't work, but care. Good point,

Jan 31, 2009 11:47 AM #29
Carol Lee
Dilbeck Real Estate - Oak Park, CA
Realtor - Agoura, Oak Park, Westlake CA Homes

CARING for your client first is always a good thing.  There will always be another house for your client, but without caring, there may be no more clients!

Jan 31, 2009 11:53 AM #30
Susan Gonzalez Faux painting murals atlanta
Marietta Mural & Decorative Design - Atlanta, GA

As usual, your words are like pearls of wisdom, and hey apply to work and to life. Thanks Gary!

Jan 31, 2009 12:37 PM #31
Esko Kiuru
Bethesda, MD


If there are two equally competent real estate agents, or mortgage consultants, applying to represent the client the one who shows he cares usually gets picked. He/she who has heart.

Jan 31, 2009 01:31 PM #32
Carol Culkin
Reece & Nichols - Leawood, KS
Overland Park

Gary - When it comes to real estate, I totally disagree with the phrase "it's nothing personal, it's business" - we must be more than smart, we need to have a heart!  

Feb 03, 2009 04:15 PM #33
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Realty ONE Group - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale

Gary- You are so very welcome and I look forward to more of your wonderful blogs.

Feb 04, 2009 12:38 PM #34
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Hi gary

you write such nice warm blogs i always seem to find the same people here commenting..

thank you

Feb 12, 2009 02:32 PM #35
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