When you work in real estate not every day has a fantastic outcome.
- Not all offers are accepted but you still have to do all the work to make it happen. Traveling to and from clients, agents, court house, deed room, PVA and loads of faxes (sometimes for days!)
- Some agents, lenders, inspectors and attorneys with big egos or bad work ethics can difficult to work with.( I know I don't like to talk about troublemakers but there are a few out there) Deal killers!
- Properties look better in pictures on the Internet and clients are disappointed after they arrive at the house they fell in love with.
- Financing falls through because of bad credit, new banking guidelines, underwriting requests or lender that doesn't seem to want to work or pick up their phone.
- Home inspection uncovers something that will kill the deal. Sometimes its too big to fix.
- Open houses that have no visitors after all our prep work, time and money spent to advertise. It really does take a lot of effort.
- Our signs get vandalized, or get stolen and are expensive to replace. Not all brokerages provide signs. Agents have to buy their own.
- We can get injured while touring houses and we have to be sure clients stay safe too. MLS instructions might neglect to say that there is a big dog running loose in the backyard or the deck is in disrepair and could fall down when all the buyer's family steps out to check out the view.
It's a mine field out there but those of us REALTORS and Brokers that are dedicated, are determined to stay in the business and keep promises to clients.
It really makes my day to hear my clients are happy with their relocation or my service.
It's easy to get overwhelmed and want to quit. I went into this profession 6 years ago with a failure is not an option attitude and that has not changed.
I applaude all those tireless individuals that I call upon daily to make deals happen and work to make my dreams come true. You really are angels sometimes when times are rough.