Do you ever get tired of the same old sayings or cliché’s? You know, “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree” “Haste makes waist” “ What goes around comes around”? My mother’s voice echoes in my head “ what you feel in your heart dear child shall surely show on your face”. I’m not even sure where that one came from but it is something she said quite often and always seemed to stay with me. Although I know the saying “Do onto others as you would have others do on to you” is not a cliché but biblical, to me, this is something that should surely resonate with all of us in every aspect of our lives. I have always said while selling Real Estate, “I treat my clients as I would want to be treated” Do these two sayings sound the same to you? Of course!
If I walk into a furniture store or clothing store the last thing I want is a sales person following me around and trying to convince me what I should buy. When I do decide to make a purchase, whether it be furniture, a car or clothing, I am going to be sure that it is the best deal for me and our buyers are no different when purchasing a home. I also want to make sure I find a salesperson that knows their inventory and most importantly knows their product. Honesty? Integrity? These two words should be at the top of any real estate agents list.
We as agents not only need to apply the best service to our clients but we also need to listen to them. Long gone is the practice of trying to convince our clients what they want. I am not saying we shouldn’t suggest homes that we feel may fit their needs but we need to give them space, give them our expert advice and statistical information and stand back and allow them some room!
Coldwell Banker Schmidt Real Estate
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