I’m am so thrilled to have gotten a phone call from some first time home buyers today. I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am about this and not for the reasons that you’re thinking. They are coming to look this weekend in hopes of moving right away. I have everything ready, my binder full of listings that fit their criteria and my Buyers Agency Agreement. I am now determined to use these with all my buyers. I’ve been in this business long enough to see what happens without them and in our current real estate environment I refuse to go without them any longer. I digress however…..
The reason I am so excited is that in the past 3 years I have primarily been working as a listing agent, not by choice, it just seems that is what happened. Representing a couple different builders it seems to have taken up all my extra time and with doing Open Houses every weekend there were just never enough hours in the day. I have missed my buyers! My first years in the business I was meeting with buyers every weekend and I loved it. Being able to find the perfect house for my client and knowing when we walked in that was the house for them. It was such a great feeling.
There are obviously different emotions when dealing with a home seller and even more different when it is a builder. It can at times take the fun and excitement out of it when you aren’t the one finding the perfect house for the client. I am working hard to find that balance between listings and buyers so that I can keep not only a steady stream of business but also so I can keep those feelings coming back.