By Crystal Webster
…And REALTORS® make the worst clients. Has anyone else had the “privilege” of working with another REALTOR® – or even purchasing a home for themselves? I use the word privilege very loosely. 😉
Some of you may remember, I began looking for my new personal residence back in September. I am pleased to inform you that I closed about a month ago (seven month after I started looking, mind you…).
Between my husband (the human computer), who is also an inactive REALTOR®, and I, there was always something that “wasn’t quite right” or “if we wait then maybe we’ll find…” We found plenty of good, decent homes that would have worked just great – but we just weren’t able to remove the emotion and focus on just the pros and cons of the bones of the property.
In the end, we have a great home that we will be very happy with for many years to come. I got lots of great practice on working with “difficult” clients, and I even worked on a few of my overcoming objections scripts (some multiple times).
If you haven’t worked with someone you have a personal interest in (maybe not yourself but a family member or close friend), do it! It reminded me why I got into the business to begin with and it feels so good to help better the lives of people you really care about.
Crystal Webster is a REALTOR® in the Kansas City area. Visit her networking site at www.kcyoungprofessionals.com and her Web site and blog at www.theheritagehometeam.com.