The entire process associated with buying and selling homes is very personal, emotional and stressful for our clients. We do this every day for a living, and our clients bring us back to the sensitivity of the process, as well they should, when we are digging into signing contracts and setting up settlement dates.
Buyers and sellers want assurances about their community, the neighborhood, schools, friends and activities for children and adults. We can't make judgments about subjective things for clients, but we can furnish them with the information that they need to make an informed decision about an area working well for their family's needs. Sensitivity to knowing, when, where and how to find answers to all of our clients' questions as soon as they have identified the perfect property can hold the key to making the buyer feel at home long before they actually move into their new surroundings as they relocate to a new address with excitement and anticipation.
Fitting into a community today can be just as important as making the right decision on the right home for your family. When considering an area, ask questions, visit recreation centers, talk to the neighbors so you have a good feeling about the neighborhood. Stop off at the school, talk to the administration and walk from the school to the property that you are are thinking about purchasing to experience what your children will be experiencing when it is their new school.
Take the commute from the home to your job during rush hour to understand how long it will take determining the best route before it is your first day to work after the move. The powerful force of a client's senses really do come into play as the transaction progresses, driving the decision to know if an area/community is going to be right for their family.
As Realtors, our sensitivity to our peers in the industry builds our professional family, making our offices the center of a caring culture for learning, growing and expanding each other to be better at what we do everyday as we work to serve the public.
Most transactions involve two Realtors, one representing the buyer and one representing the seller who are both looking for the perfect Win/Win for their individual clients. This underlying harmony is the glue that makes our business process work built on expert negotiation skills, trust, cooperation and workable compromise.
The same thought process that goes into our clients' decision equation became part of our lives last year when we (Annie and I) decided to move to a new brokerage firm. What we have found together as a team is the most amazing supportive "office community" imaginable! The cohesion between our management team and our 200- plus agents extends into our confidence as Realtors and shows up every day in our knowledge and skills as we go the extra mile making sure that a new home and neighborhood is going to work well for our buyers and that we offer the best service possible to our sellers in the community as well.
On Monday, Sept. 24, the Keller Williams family and American Tap Room is sponsoring one of our own in a fundraising Event: The Anthony Clinton Medical Trust needs your support and dollars. From 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., our goal is to fill ATR with hungry friends and family, 10 percent of the evening's proceeds will be donated to Anthony's Medical Trust. All you have to do is show up with your friends and family and order dinner, there will be raffle tickets sold for gift certificates and beautiful donated items.
The evening will be the perfect example of what community gives to each one of us and why it is such an important consideration when we move. Join us for this great event, enjoy the evening, make new friends as we build a strong connected community together! We will be thrilled to see you there!