Naturally, as a Realtor, I have the privilege of working with all kinds of people. What I find interesting is the dynamics between the clients and their realtors and just how much of an emotional roller coaster it often is. The home buying process starts with the client. Usually, the need to buy a home comes from some sort of life change that warrants a move. It could be a divorce, a financial hardship, a new job, it could be all kinds of reasons. The beauty of it all is that it’s a bit of a matchmaking process when a Realtor and client begin their “courtship.” We work hard to impress you with our exceptional customer service skills, while simultaneously you are trying to determine if we meet your expectations.
Okay, so we’ve gotten past the courting stage and we’ve decided we are going to be together. I mean together, together. Inevitably, you will share all of your wants, dreams, desires, financial information, all the scoop on your family, your spouse, your pet peeves, just about everything under the sun… you will tell me. Kind of sounds like the stereo typical bartender that endures venting sessions from highly stressed, occasionally highly intoxicated, patrons. However, unlike the hour or so you spend with the bartender at the local watering hole, you will spend much more time with me. The home buying process takes time. We’re talking months and months, sometimes even years.
When you have a great relationship with your Realtor, your confidence level is high. You just know that we’ve got you covered. We’re going to protect you. We’re always on the lookout for anything we can do above and beyond so that we can continue to prove our worth to the relationship. It’s definitely a mutual bond. We need you to be honest, responsive and loyal as well. Believe it or not, there are some Realtor sharks out there lurking waiting for the opportunity to steal you away from your current Realtor. Sounds a bit hilarious, but it’s very true. They will promise you the moon and the stars, but the reality is that if you have a Buyer/Broker agreement in place with your Realtor, you’re under contract. Unless, you decide you want out of the relationship and cancel your agreement, then you are free to roam.
After all of the lengthy, emotional conversations over a substantial amount of time, hours together viewing homes, multiple negotiations on your behalf, our relationship is bound to prosper. As a Realtor, we’ve helped take you from a point in your life when you had a need to fulfilling your goal of finding a dream home. We’ve fielded issues behind the scenes, spent sleepless nights worrying about inspections and appraisals, all while you wait patiently for the process to come to an end. When we get the final green light to advise you that everything is completed and the home is yours, emotions will hit an all-time high. We’ll probably give each other a big hug and laugh a bit as we reminisce about the journey we’ve just completed together. There’s a very good chance we’ll share a good cry purely from a genuine place. Then as you move into your new home and carry on with all that life has to offer, we’ll go back to the office and start the process all over again with someone new.