|Posted by Jenelle Kirton on May 3, 2016 at 6:50 PM|
Being a real estate agent requires the ability to adapt to many situations. Not only do you list and sell homes, but you also become, at times, a marriage counselor, a gardener, a merry maid, etc. Let me explain…
Marriage Counselor: Taking a listing involving a divorced couple requires delicate handling. There are always 3 sides to a story…his, hers and the truth. No matter how hard it is to stay neutral with each member of the couple, keep reminding yourself…whatever it takes to get this deal through, I will do.
Gardner: For those of you who have vacant home listings, this is the time of year to take charge of the upkeep of the yard. First, contact the sellers and get their permission for you to hire a lawn service to take care of the yard for the season. Remember the Golden Rule: Curb Appeal. First impressions are lasting impressions. If a home isn’t taken care of on the outside, buyers are wary that the inside wasn’t taken care of either. Remember to get a signed contract between the lawn service and the sellers or you’ll be the one responsible for payment.
Merry Maid: Have you ever scheduled to hold an Open House and walk into the home and think, What Were They Thinking?!! There’s dirty dishes in the sink, clothes on the floor and clutter everywhere (which the owners promised to clean up!) Plan to arrive an hour earlier to avoid any problems that can be taken care of ahead of time.
It’s funny when a bunch of Realtors stand around a cocktail table and share some of their horror stories, funny stories and some of their just down-right unbelievable stories. One thing comes to mind. Being in the real estate industry, one has the ability to create unlimited income and great experiences. It all depends on you being willing to do…Whatever It Takes!!
Written by Carol McDaniel, Regional Owner