Peanut Butter, Jelly and Real Estate
Unless you have a Realtor in your close circle of friends or family you may not know the life situations Residential Realtors encounter on a daily basis with their clients and often the clients on the other side of the transaction. I often say that if you don't have a interesting Real Estate story you are not selling houses. Folks buy and sell houses for all sorts of reasons, they are not always happy times. Each transaction has some life lesson in human nature, an amazing amount of trust and a whole lot of people who are involved in closing your deal all orchestrated by your Realtor. I don't take this responsibility lightly. Being a single Realtor who believes in confidentiality my outlet besides a therapist is my principal broker and thank goodness I have one that cares, really cares about people and not just the numbers some offices are required to bring in. As our market in Portland continues to improve I am seeing and hearing about agents that are not so honorable. This makes me mad as hell as I hoped they were weeded out in the recession. Last night while at a gas station the young attendant saw one of my sign post signs in the back of my car and asked if I was a Realtor. He told me about how he was needing a new start and how his pregnant wife and toddler were waiting for him to find a home before they could relocate to Portland to join him. He then proceeded to share with me how much money he makes and how much his wife brings in all while my tank was being filled. After telling me how difficult it has been for him to find a affordable house to rent and that he was not familiar with the different neighborhoods came the question. Can you help me? Situations like this with total strangers happen to Realtors more than you may realize. I will do my best to help this young family start a new life. At the end of my day yesterday sitting in the backyard, staring at the moon and eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for dinner I thought to myself...I really should be eating better AND I am grateful that I have a job that I love.
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