It’s the adrenaline rush you get when another Realtor® calls you at 9 o’clock pm saying they will be sending over an offer shortly on your listing & you negotiate until 12am. Or how honoured you feel when your long lost cousin calls and asks for your assistance on buying their next home! Or after weeks of “thinking about it” your buyers end up in a multiple offer situation and you are to have your very best offer in by 7pm that day only to wait on edge for hours to finally find out that they worked with another offer….but….”it fell through!” & your clients have now won the bid! It’s consoling & directing feelings of anger, frustration, sadness & excitement….understanding & navigating personalities and partner disputes over opinions. It’s those words you preach on almost every deal “If it was meant to happen, it will” – sometimes the pain of losing a home your clients had their heart set on is replaced with the “ah hah! – thank goodness we didn’t get that one..” moment when they move into the home they were actually meant to be in – the true joy you feel for making their dream a reality. The excitement you feel when acreage clients that you’ve been working with for the past 12 months think they’ve found the perfect acreage – so you hop in your car to show them the “not so perfect after all” acreage an hour away only to continue your search viewing absolutely beautiful homes for yet another 6 months. You walk into your brand new listing to host its first Open House… and it’s filthy – you’ve got half an hour to dust, vacuum, wipe up cupboards & appliances before you unlock the doors to proudly present the property to its first viewers. The gratitude you feel when all your hard work is rewarded with word of mouth referrals from people who truly trust you.
It’s all those things and more that prove an undeniable PASSION for this business. Loving what you do , not because you get paid (and sometimes never get paid for the endless hours (and fuel) put in – I’ll save that for another post) but because you truly love what you do, and are grateful for the people who allow you to share your passion…your art – with them and their friends & family!
With that being said – I wish you all an amazing holiday season! Be sure to share your passions, hopes, dreams & excitement for what 2020 has to bring to your life with your closest friends & family. We need to share ambitions, positive outlooks & support one another as we navigate this crazy thing called life! Merry Christmas.
Your Friend & Realtor®,