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Not Quite Over

 

There was a featured post written by Jeff Dowler talking about communication withdrawal...go ahead take a minute to read if you haven't already.  

With several closings in the next couple of weeks, a few more under contract, more active listings, and a few that are coming soon... it is all the different phases of these transactions that are so interesting.

In the beginning, it is doing everything that has to be done to get a home listed or get a buyer qualified. It is all the questions to find out what our buyers and sellers need.

Why are they selling?

Where are they moving ?

What is their time frame?

Do they need to sell before they buy?

 

Ready to move

 

 

And so many other questions to learn as much as possible about the client's needs.

If I don't know what their wishes and dreams are...it is impossible to help.

So involved during each transaction with so many details that go into buying and selling...listing the home, photographing, writing the copy, MLS, advertising, blogging, showings, not to mention all the pre-listing things to get the property ready. 

 

Buying the right house 

 

And while doing all these things...the days and months are going by, and we are in contact almost daily either on the phone, emailing, texting, following up with an inspector, contractor, lender, appraiser, title company or answering a question or two.

There are so many parts and pieces of a transaction that we take care of...and at the same time we must stay in touch to answer and guide our clients all the way through. 

It's not as easy as it looks! It's not as hard as it looks!

But it is something that many of us love doing — watching this process from beginning to end. The involvement with our clients is unique.

Emotions can run rampant. After all, there is a disruption in their everyday life! Chaos is around with packing, moving, changing schools, doctors and so many other details to take care of a family that is in the process of a move.

And then there is the final settlement. Everything is perfect! Another buyer another seller moves on!

Take a deep breath.

We did an outstanding job. And now as  Jeff Dowler, CRS  says we have communication withdrawal.

 

 

And then it is another day and another client, and we get to do it all over again.

The previous clients are history. 

Or are they? 

Today on my live radio show a past buyer/seller called in to tell me how happy they were in their new home, how much they appreciated my help in selling their home.  They asked if I remembered them.

Remember them but of course!

We were inseparable for six months finding the right condo and then selling their home. 

So glad it wasn't over. I loved the call today.

So very lucky to be doing what I love every day.

 

Margaret Rome

 

 

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Comment balloon 12 commentsMargaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland • April 29 2019 01:47AM

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I love this post, Margaret...not because of the mention, which is wonderful...but because of the sensitivity and emotionality you brought to what is such a complex process for buyers and sellers. I love being part of that, as I know you do, too. It's a significant life event for each and every buyer and seller, and we are so fortunate to be able to assist each and every client!

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) 6 months ago

Jeff Dowler, CRS I was not planning to write a post tonight. That was until I read yours!  Thanks for the inspiration and thank you for giving so much to the industry and your clients. You are a role model for so many agents!

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 6 months ago

Hi Margaret,
Clients are never history, are they?  They become extended family.

Posted by Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager (Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.) 6 months ago

 

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Posted by marti garaughty, a highly caffeinated creative type... (garaughty.com) 6 months ago

 

Hopefully, they are never history. And many do become extended family. Carol Williams 

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 6 months ago

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland - I love how you tagged onto Jeff Dowler, CRS outstanding post and provided additional insights from your introspection. 

In my opinion, you are both extraordinary at what you do and how you understand people/communication. 

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) 6 months ago

I had to hop over to read Jeff Dowler's post which I had missed prior to reading about it here.  I'm glad you wrote about it.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 6 months ago

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP My plan was to skip blogging last nite until I read Jeff's post. He is inspiring both in his writing and in person. Lucky to have met and gotten to know Jeff Dowler, CRS when he visited the DC area. 

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 6 months ago

Hi Margaret - I like what you said: not as easy and not as hard as it seems.  The right questions, careful listening and being in the "know" helps.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 6 months ago

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland - After reading your blog post and Jeff Dowler, CRS it begs the question over and over again:

"The previous clients are history. 

Or are they?"

As I lift my eyes off this screen and to the left is a plaque behind my computer screen. It reads what most of us have heard many times over but it is something I keep and it keeps me going and motivated: 

"Success is not measured by what we have. It is about who we are and what we give."

Congratulations! You have been Featured in The BananaTude Group today.

 

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) 6 months ago

Michael Jacobs  And I like what you said.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 6 months ago

 

Thank you Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP   Love your quote!

"Success is not measured by what we have. It is about who we are and what we give."

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 6 months ago

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