Real Estate October 2, 2009


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.