Does your previous experience help in making you a better REALTOR®?
For me, there were two prior careers.
Real estate professionals are from all walks of life...doctors, lawyers, and Indian chiefs.
There are nurses, artists, teachers, law enforcement, homemakers, scientists, musicians, business owners, truck drivers, PHDs, rocket scientists, engineers, CEO's and even high school dropouts... to name a few.
When meeting other agents I like to know what led them to this career. What skills are they bringing to the industry?
This week Heather called to say she was running a few minutes late for an appointment. How refreshing.
(We've all had agents cancel last minute,
arrived an hour late or were a no show and no call.)
After Heather came, showed the buyer this house, I found out she was a former real estate attorney.
Was it her law career that made her kind and respectful of time, or was that just her nature? Most likely a combination, and I wanted to work with her!
When one agent shows respect for another, everyone wins. We set an excellent example for our clients. After all, it's about our buyers and sellers and how we facilitate a transaction from start to finish.
First impressions on a showing, on answering a phone, on returning a text or email all go into setting up the experience for a successful transaction.
What was your previous career?
How has it helped you as a REALTOR®?