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Most Of My Real Estate Blog Posts Are Written Under Water.

   

The neat thing about our job in peddling property, selling real estate are the characters.

The people wehospital ventilator, medical monitor meet and learn from all along the path to the closing. If you are not working in real estate now but are one of those that exclaims "I love houses, property" the product brokers / agents list, market, sell is only half of the profession equation.

     In every listing, sale, there are lots of people crowded around, attached to that listing. The property being promoted to sell. Before an agent or broker gets to bolt the SOLD panel on top of their brand parked on the front lawn or nailed to a tree for all to see in their cars, there are many people that have to be in agreement. Hopefully working together on the "team" to get to the long closing table surrounded by all those leather padded chairs. Keeping the sale alive. Hooking up monitors, tubes, wires to keep the deal breathing, healthy.

     The real estate variables often involve keeping the people in the sale happy, or somewhat content. A compromise is when two parties are not doing cart wheels thinking they got the better end of the deal. Many times neither one of them is happy but a broker does his/her best to hold the sale together. Like a patient on life support, the monitor beeping, showing declining signs of health the longer the sale lingers. "We have to get this property to a closing stat Dr. REALTOR." (Rolling up sleeves, wiping brow) "Yes nurse, I am fully aware of the vital signs on this one. Time's a wasting, administer 20 cc's of endorphins to plane out, calm the over reacting buyer, seller, attorney, banker, appraiser, mother in law, ex-husband or wife, etc.'".

western gunslinger,gun fighter     The property buyer who can be like a kick in the kidneys with their demands to do this, this and this or he is going to walk. The real estate seller who keeps hinting maybe he should not sell the lake home after all. Just fix the place up, use it himself, yank it off the market. Sale derailments...watching the track ahead for obstacles or missing iron as the sale percolates down the rail assembly line.

   

The lawyers who are on vacation. Tied up in court more than attending to title work. Delays, set backs, and the human condition. Appraisals ordered but not being done, put in the chute to the processors. Missing paperwork from the buyer, seller.

     People that the broker tries to keep happy, bending over backwards to appease. To motivate to do their part in the sale. To keep all parties informed and smooth out the never ending wrinkles that keep coming up on real estate radar. Our job is way way more than just the property with the fireplace, stained glass and marble counter top. And the vibes it sends to attract a buyer. It's the marketing to find the buyer, get the seller to list with you and dealing with all the personalities involved in the transaction.

     So I ask you, (throwing Mexican blanket poncho over right shoulder and easing hand toward holstered six shooter) one question. Do you like people...and not just the property? Can you deal with people? Do you really understand them, like them and put them first in this service business that is not about you? Well can you do that "punk"?  (Another blog pre-written, pieced together in the shower , under water about the trials and tribulations of being a real estate peddler, dealer, broker for thirty years and counting.)

Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers

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Comment balloon 8 commentsAndrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 • February 16 2010 10:07AM

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Great post, Andrew.  It is amazing what we as realtors have to do sometimes to keep a deal going.

Posted by Cynthia Larsen, Independent Broker In Sonoma County, CA over 10 years ago

We wear the R..the hardest working, fastest letter in the alphabet. Thanks Cynthia!realtor race car

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) over 10 years ago

That's great!  You should do a voice over and put it on YouTube or something! I can just hear it now.  How true it is!

Posted by Peggy Chirico, REALTOR® 860-748-8900, Hartford & Tolland County Real Estate (Prudential CT Realty) over 10 years ago

Andrew, I really enjoyed this post, I also enjoyed your statement about Maine on your profile.  Attitude is everything, and that makes you easy to refer!  All the best

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 10 years ago

Andrew

That is for sure; we as real estate agents really do meet every kind of person.

Posted by Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD! (Coldwell Banker) over 10 years ago

The nice older ladies with blue hair that makes the best cookies you eat a hat full of at the listing kitchen table and how grateful she is at the closing make anyone's day. When she says she trusted you, and thanks for a job well done. That's the real estate icing. But the difficult players in the property twister game are just as rewarding when you get them out of a jam as a seller. Or in to a roof over there head when the buyer was had marginal credit and was a royal pain, their own worse enemy all along the way. But you "git 'er done", closed and on to the next sale. It is multiples, volume, and not selling one property at a time. Tending the burners on the stove and keep cooking with pots steaming, food coming. Like the Hard Rock restaurants proclaim as you head in on vacation, "Love all, serve all". Some where out there there is person who thinks you are difficult (crowd groans NOoooooooo!)  It's true. It's the why the person..you or I are the way we are and accepting it, working on it, dealing with it, that make it work anyway. We are all on the same team, stuck in this to make the most of the "characters" players that drift in and out of our short life on planet earth.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) over 10 years ago

Andrew, you point our many truths about life in the real estate world.  Real estate in Atlanta in many ways is no different given all the variables of each deal than Northern Maine Real Estate.  There is a lot of hard work ahead to actually close a deal and get it to the closing table.  That is where experienced agents and brokers like yourself come in!  You get the job done!

Posted by Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR (Maximum One Executive REALTORS®) over 10 years ago

Andrew, 

I love your make it happen attitude for all the folks in Maine!  Real estate is a continual cast of characters, so if one can't play nice with all types, this probably isn't the best career for them!  

By nice I don't mean giving away the farm, but getting the deal to close!

All the best, Michelle

Posted by Michelle Francis, Realtor, Buckhead Atlanta Homes for Sale & Lease (Tim Francis Realty LLC) over 10 years ago

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