Fooling ourselves, at the lunch counter, around the dinner table does not stop there.We rationalize, justify and twist the logic a tad to toy with the shades of gray. No longer black and white, as CS Lewis calls it "situational ethics" when concerning religious discomfort.
Moral dilemmas. So as a real estate agent, broker, REALTOR all of us start with a blank white canvas to create the property listing details on that new place.
You tour the real estate with a clip board. Armed with the local town tax card, the deed to the property listing.
The rooms, levels in the case of a home listing are measured. Details of each duly noted on your trusty clipboard with the "R" insignia.
The condition of the furnace, roof, wiring, age of the kitchen, baths, wear and tear details leap on to the clipboard to sort out later. Assembled in hieroglyphics only you and your secretary of 19 years can disseminate. Herd and separate on to the mls form. Get it populated, pre flight loaded for take off in to the wild blue yonder in to cyberspace. So that 60 or more empty property listing detail lines are no longer vacant. Locked and loaded with facts...just the facts, details. The way it is today.
The property lines. What is going on across the street or road. What is likely to happen on bordering properties, listings.The current conditions, how the property listing fits in to other places like it in the neighborhood area. The supply of places like it, the sticks and bricks that have sold recently compared. Everything duly noted. Nothing left out to have to come back for, because you'll be off on other listings, real estate duties and the property plane for this one has empty seats. Missing information the buyer needs to stick around. Study and consider it.
This gathering of information, then shift to document it with copy, photos, video, maps, all the details you would want if you were on the other end of the tin can and string when asked, tell me, show me the place. Conveyor belts of information on the area, the real estateday to day starts with gathering all the information. Arranging it on the property table for all to feed on, digest. Wth hopefully little to question, nothing left out. As a real estate buyer, as the owner of the place, expecations are a full splash of facts, the color, seasoning, flavor and spark of the place recreated. Does your real estate and local community "channel" broadcast that? Maine, we put it out there in black, white, living color. The place, people are that same refreshingly bold, simple, rich, special.