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 Do We Know What we are Really Selling -  I May Have Forgotten

Something dawned on me today, something that I have to admit that I wasn't all that impressed with myself. I have a closing this week, and to be honest in this market I am happy to have the income flow. While I have never been a "gotta get that commission" type of agent, I also admit that I understand that I am doing this to make money. I believe there is a fine line that we Realtors walk between making a living and helping people realize life dreams. Whether it is the retiring couple who we help get their big home sold so that they can get that condo with no maintenance responsibilities to the young couple we help get that first home where they are going to start their lives together, and build a new family.

So while I am sitting getting things together for the coming closing, figuring what bills are going to get paid with my commission, it dawned on me. The young couple purchasing this home are going to be creating memories for them, their parents, their families. The gentleman selling the home is moving into another chapter in his life. So what am I really a party too? I have reminded myself that I am in the business assisting  people through important milestones in their lives. It gives alot more meaning to me to remember that a closing is a way a beginning for the parties involved. I think I will refer to "closings" as "beginnings" from now on.

Sometimes it takes so little to make a large impact on how we go about our lives, today was one of those days for me. I am reminded of what a cool career I have chosen, and how I can make a positive impact the lives of my clients. It's been a good day....yeah a good day.

If are looking for someone to help you start a new beginning, contact GettysburgGerry for assistance.

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Looking back and remembering all those people you've helped find new homes for their new beginnings is really something to smile and be proud of. I just love my job ...

October 19, 2010 06:34 PM
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Nina Rogoff
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Gerry, I love that idea of thinking of closings as "beginnings". What a nice way to put it!

October 19, 2010 08:31 PM
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Our closing is always a beginning of the new home owner. It is always a good feeling when nice buyers is moving into their new home because of everyone's hardwork.

October 20, 2010 03:26 PM
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Gerry - we do indeed have a cool career !!! I love the fact that we can take holidays when we want to and work with the clients that we choose!!!

October 21, 2010 11:05 AM
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Gerry,

Throughout my life I have helped people not only through my volunteer work, but just helping others when help is needed.  It really is a great feeling to know that you have helped someone.  This is why I enjoy my work.  Yes, I have bills to pay and need to earn a lving, but the commission is not my primary reason.  Like you, it's because I enjoy helping others.  Isn't this what the Bible tells us we should do?

Brigita

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