Why I Love my Job

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Ricki Eichler Real Estate LLC

I was just answering a comment and I realized I need to write a blog about why I love my job.

My job:  Real estate broker, agent, consultant, business owner, trainer, negotiator, psychoanalyst?

Yes, I wear many hats.  It can be a challenge getting all this work done and in a timely fashion.  Everything in real estate revolves around deadlines.  So some days are very hectic.  Most of mine are but there is never room for boredom.  That is one of the reasons I love my job.

Meeting people. Clients, customers, lenders, title people, insurers, inspectors, builders, contractors, advertising salespeople and the list goes on.  Real estate is a great job to have if you like meeting people.

Knowing people.  This is more than meeting folks, this is getting to know them personally.  Sometimes very personally, as in financially.  Knowing what their dreams are, knowing what they do , what they want, what they can do, knowing their families and friends.  Becoming close and helping them in every way possible.  Bearing burdens, coming up with ideas, creating ways to help.

Putting the deals together.  Connecting buyers and sellers and helping each to realize their dreams.  Making all the figures work out, hitting the deadlines, making the impossible, possible.

Handing over the keys.   What a great time this is.  To hand someone the keys to their new home.  Seeing their faces light up and their smiles widen.  Knowing their lives will be changed forever.  New neighborhoods, new friends, new opportunities and I had a part in the change in their lives.  This feeling is euphoric and I never get tired of being there when the final paper is signed.  I love taking their picture and giving it back as a keepsake of the moment. 

Going home after a long day and knowing I did something good today!         IT'S A GOOD FEELING!

                                                                                                           Realtor                                                                                                                           

Ricki Eichler Real Estate, your Texas Hill Country connection                www.reretx.com

511 Junction Hwy                         Kerrville, TX                                   (830)257-2520

 

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Mario Jannatpour
RE/MAX Alliance in Louisville, Colorado - Louisville, CO
Author of the Book, "The Honest Real Estate Agent"

Great post!  Feels good to make a difference for others in what we do! 

Thanks for sharing.

Mario

Aug 22, 2010 10:03 PM #24
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Nancy Conner
Managing Broker - City Realty Inc - Olympia, WA
Olympia/Thurston County WA

The variety inherent in working with people keeps it an ever changing, never boring career.  And the moment when you can share in someone's joy at finding the perfect home or getting one sold so they can move on in their life - priceless!

Aug 22, 2010 11:01 PM #25
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Amanda Reinfelds
Coldwell Banker Faith Properties - Utica, NY

Great Post Ricki! I love to see other agents that are optimistic and love what they do!

Aug 22, 2010 11:25 PM #26
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Ricki Eichler
Ricki Eichler Real Estate LLC - Kerrville, TX
Broker,GRI,ABR,TAHS,ePRO - Your Texas Hill Country

Hi Rob,  Yes ,it describes us all pretty well :)

Hi David,  I wish you the best too, sounds like you are!

Hey Kathryn,  I do too.  Negatism breeds negatism.  Let's go for the positive! :)

Hi Michelle,  People problem solving, never boring, never finished :) Good for us!

Hi there Andrew,  It has been ages.  Funny, I used to be with Coldwell Banker when we first met and now you are and I am not. :)  Hope all is going great for you.  Stop by more often! :)

Thank you Carl & Ceil,  My hat's off to you two!

Yes Jeana,  I couldn't agree more.  Well said.

Hi Sharon,  You must love people and if you do, this is a great business!

Hi Mario,  I can't imagine doing a job where I could not see the direct impact in people's lives. It would be hard to be motivated in such a business.

Hi Nancy,  Priceless, that's what we do! :)

 

 

 

 

Aug 22, 2010 11:26 PM #27
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Ricki Eichler
Ricki Eichler Real Estate LLC - Kerrville, TX
Broker,GRI,ABR,TAHS,ePRO - Your Texas Hill Country

Hi Amanda,  So do I.  It is refreshing and pushes us to be better too.

Aug 22, 2010 11:28 PM #28
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Sajy Mathew
Coldwell Banker Select Professionals - Lancaster, PA

Great post!  I enjoy the many hats we wear in our business.

Aug 22, 2010 11:31 PM #29
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Ricki Eichler
Ricki Eichler Real Estate LLC - Kerrville, TX
Broker,GRI,ABR,TAHS,ePRO - Your Texas Hill Country

Hi Sajy,  That is what makes it so interesting, isn't it?

Aug 22, 2010 11:37 PM #30
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Chris Olsen
Olsen Ziegler Realty - Cleveland, OH
Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate

Hi Ricki -- It is amazing how many hats a GOOD agent wears.  It can be both exhausting and immensely satisfying when done well and things go well.

Aug 22, 2010 11:37 PM #31
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Ricki Eichler
Ricki Eichler Real Estate LLC - Kerrville, TX
Broker,GRI,ABR,TAHS,ePRO - Your Texas Hill Country

Yes Chris,  It can be exhausting and also exhilarating.  Have a great week! :)

Aug 22, 2010 11:43 PM #32
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Sharon Parisi
Keller Williams Dallas Premier Realty - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Ricki, I so agree with you.  I enjoy every facet of real estate sales.

Aug 22, 2010 11:56 PM #33
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Janna Scharf
Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Coeur d'Alene Real Estate Pro

I love my job too.  Most days are really good days, making a difference in people's lives.

Aug 23, 2010 12:11 AM #34
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Catherine Ulrey
Keller Williams Realty Portland Premiere - Salem, OR
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I love mine too!  

Aug 23, 2010 12:36 AM #35
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Rixki,

We DO wear a lot of hats. It's nice when the deals go together.

Aug 23, 2010 01:36 AM #36
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J. Philip Faranda
J. Philip Faranda (J. Philip R.E. LLC) Westchester County NY - Briarcliff Manor, NY
Broker-Owner

Ricki, I love how you explain the many jobs we end up doing to make a transaction come together. I would add marriage counselor, astrologist, occasional hugger, and adult babysitter.

Aug 23, 2010 07:38 AM #37
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Ricki Eichler
Ricki Eichler Real Estate LLC - Kerrville, TX
Broker,GRI,ABR,TAHS,ePRO - Your Texas Hill Country

That's good Sharon,  Enjoying what we do is so important.

Hope your day is great Janna!  You never know what a day holds.

Hi Catherine,   That is good, have a wonderful week!

Hi Terry,  It is, but there are times when they don't and we just have to get past those and move forward.  Hoping you have some good ones work this week! :)

Hi J. Philip,   Yes, there are more you can add to the list and I love the adult babysitter, also we can add child babysitter.  That is where patience has to reign. :)

Aug 23, 2010 08:33 AM #38
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Jeanne Gregory, RE/MAX Southwest, Sugar Land, TX

Every morning on my way to the gym I see the "cubicle dwellers" leaving the subdivision.  That, in and of itself, is enough of a reason to love this job.

Aug 23, 2010 09:30 AM #39
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Michael Setunsky
Michael's Commercial LLC - Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Ricki, where else can you have the satisfaction of helping people. At the end of the day yo can sleep well. Thanks.

Aug 23, 2010 09:49 AM #40
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Jessica Robinson
West Realty - Menifee, CA

Ricki I just wrote a similar post on why we do it... sometimes we get so wrapped up in the negatives of this life that we have to stop and shout out the possitve. Keep it going!

Aug 23, 2010 12:32 PM #41
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Michelle Rottach
RE/MAX Elite Homes - Bettendorf, IA
Scott County Iowa Real Estate

Great post. I love that no two days are the same and that I have the opportunity to meet so many interesting people.

Aug 24, 2010 12:35 AM #42
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Ricki Eichler
Ricki Eichler Real Estate LLC - Kerrville, TX
Broker,GRI,ABR,TAHS,ePRO - Your Texas Hill Country

Hi Jeanne,   So glad I dont have a job like that!

Hi Michael,  It does help you to sleep well knowing you have helped other people.

Hi Jessica,  I read your blog and it is great!

Hi Michelle,   I'm with you.  That keeps our job fun!

Aug 24, 2010 09:22 AM #43
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