It's Not Personal it's Business, or is IT?

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Real Estate Agent with Ken's Home Team at Keller Williams

It's Not Personal it's Business, or is IT? so we have all heard this or said this.  Let me ask you this is that a real statement? How can Business not be Personal?  I spent the first part of my life in the Restaurant Business,  the last 12 years I was an Executive Chef and business was very personal.
What is business, as a Real Estate Professional what do we DO?Homes for Sale

  • We Build Relationships
  • We handle Millions of Dollars in production helping people purchase a product that will be the biggest purchase in their LIFE! (OK this one is very personal)
  • Customer Service
  • Honesty
  • Loyalty
  • Marketing
  • Buying a Home
  • Selling a Home
  • Investing in Real Estate

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So tell me, From this list what is not Personal?  What is just Business?  Am I missing something?  Please chime in tell me your thoughts.  I ask this because I had an agent call me this week and tell me here is an offer and please remember its "NOT PERSONAL IT'S BUSINESS".  I do understand that the contract part is completely business, however that is such a small part of the business.  

As I mentioned above The career I have chooses is very personal, I am not here to make a fast $$$ I am her to help my clients today, tomorrow, and the rest of my life.  Real Estate is Very Personal to me  

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It's Not Personal it's Business, or is IT?

 

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Ken - I agree... Real estate is personal. We are invited into the homes of these people behind the closed doors privy to info even their families may not know. They make it personal when they choose us to represent them at difficult times in their lives. But it doesn't mean we can not handle it with professionalism!! Great blog Ken!

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Sherilyn,

Hey thank you, I appreciate the comments...

October 04, 2010 01:55 AM
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Spending day after day with someone for months, you sometimes learn stuff their best friends don't know about them. I've become great friends with many of my clients and look forward to spending game nights out or kid get togethers with them. This business is very personal, you get to know exactly what they like and don't like and hopefully in the end you still like each other.

October 05, 2010 12:16 AM
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Jenny Kotulak
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Very thought provoking post.  I agree with Todd above.  Even when it comes to the business of writing up offers, it becomes very personal.

Clients all have different personal styles and different ways of negotiating.  If we don't embrace the personal part of the equation we might as well not be in this business.

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Jenny, Thank you for your comments

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