Actually I work for Money

Real Estate Agent with Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate

Actually I work for Money.  I am hearing this is a newer concept in the world of real estate buyers right now.  Have you A real estate star works for moneyheard that in your area.  Here I am continually contacted by buyers who can buy, have cash, and want Rhode Island real estate waterfront NOW.  However, they tend to forget that as a real estate agent that I need to work with qualified buyers.  That is where the problems happen.

After reading Phil Faranda's post about FSBOs on his web site, it got me going on the subject of buyers and how few of them want to commit to a RI real estate agent.  The comments made to me were that no other agent has asked the buyer to commit to them.  Well I am not any other agent.  Actually I work for Money unlike the other realtors who do not sell homes or at least not many.

See my track record is very good this year as a real estate agent and I want to keep it that way.  It allows me to eat, pay my bills, insurance, taxes, real estate fees and other expenses a self-employed person must deal with.  It is not at all like working for a weekly pay check.  In this business one needs to do the hustle to bustle to have the coins 'tinging' in your real estate cup!

So excuse me if I take this direction today as I have chosen to actually work for money this weekend with my qualified CLIENTS.  You can be one too if you try.  Interested in the North Kingstown real estate market and need guidance, call me at 401.529.7849 or email me at  

 So now you know that actually I work for money.


 Ginny Lacey Gorman is a North Kingstown Realtor who works and knows the North Kingstown RI geographic area of homes for sale, schools, happenings, important tidbits of information and  businesses well.  Waterfront, water view, ocean front, luxury and coastal Rhode Island real estate are her specialty.  If your considering Buying, Selling or Relocating to Rhode Island and need a real estate Professional it would be my pleasure to help you!    When you are in need of an internet savvy RI realtor® who sells homes in this real estate marketcall Ginny today at 401.529.7849.

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Specializing in waterfront, ocean front, vacation, coastal and luxury homes for sale in North Kingstown, South Kingstown, Narragansett, Jamestown, Charlestown, East Greenwich, Exeter, West Greenwich RI and beyond ...  I sell dreams!  Because there is no place like home...the RI Realtor in the Sparkly Red Shoes.


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Ginny Gorman
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate

Barbara, I so hear you...the mantra pounds in my head!

Roger, it is so interesting that 'commitment' is a dirty word for these buyers...moving on now...thanks

August 11, 2012 03:55 AM
Pete X-Investment to Luxury, Huntington Beach, CA -GRI-MCNE 714.459.2017
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide
X Group Real Estate Advocates

I just love opening doors and looking at all the pretty houses.

On occasion I think I will make a little money to buy my bread and peanut butter.


August 11, 2012 03:56 AM
Anita Clark
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055

Ginny: While I love working with buyers, it does get old having to constantly deal with pre-qual and non-committal looky-loos.  I agree with Barbara...list to last!

August 11, 2012 04:15 AM
Gita Bantwal
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
RE/MAX Centre Realtors

I had new prospective buyers and after explaining the consumer notice I showed the non exclusive buyer agency contract . I knew that it would be difficult to ask for the exclusive contract.She hesitated and signed it.

August 11, 2012 04:27 AM
Carol-Ann Palmieri
"Cal" the Real Estate Gal
RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group

Hi Ginny.   I know this is not a popular thing to say, but we have done it to ourselves.   Trying to change that perception is difficult.  

August 11, 2012 04:30 AM
Valerie Zinger
Home Organizer
House Proud Ottawa-Ontario-Canada
Ginny. Good for you for so clearly stating your purpose is to work for money. Some buyers think it is all goodwill and want part of your commission as well.
August 11, 2012 04:40 AM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
Floor Coverings International Westchester NY & Stamford CT

Ginny - This is so right on.  Now, if only every buyer out there could get this through their head.

August 11, 2012 04:51 AM
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd.

I have "offended" rental prospects asking them PREqualifying questions before agreeing to show them property....

August 11, 2012 04:53 AM
Ginny Gorman
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate

Pete, well i do too but I want some peanut butter to put on that bread!

Anita, so true!

Gita, here it is cut throat...noone will do the buyer agencies...and yes Carol Ann we have done it to ourselves & it is so hard to be different!

Val, it is the way i live...

August 11, 2012 04:53 AM
Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
Hallmark Realtors

Good for you, Ginny. It's great to help people find their homes, of course, but this isn't a hobby for us either!

August 11, 2012 06:34 AM
Kim Boekholder **Results Real Estate**
Broker, Selling Salt Lake Homes
Results Real Estate 801.580.5624
I am very burned out on buyers. My goal is to switch over to majority listings.
August 11, 2012 07:03 AM
David Grbich
Orange County Real Estate - 949-500-0484
Ventana Coastal Properties -

Great post - nice to have a balance of buyers and sellers and nice to have real qualified and loyal buyers! Regards Dave

August 11, 2012 07:32 AM
Joan Cox
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373

Ginny, GOOD FOR YOU!     This is not a voluntary job, this is how we make a living.    If a buyer wants a PROFESSIONAL, expect that person to get paid!

August 11, 2012 09:15 AM
Bob Usey
Bob Usey Properties


I am with you all the way. i too work for money. If you want a tour of the area I will give you the Chamber of Commerce number. At age 27, I had five children, yes thaey wanted to eat also.

Good Post !

Bob Usey Properties

Mississippi Gulf Coast



August 11, 2012 11:46 AM
Ginny Gorman
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate has to be said...sometimes we are used like paper towels and I do not care for it and will not do it...easily said all.

August 11, 2012 03:08 PM
George Souto
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut

Ginny what a fantastic concept.  I am sure that some Buyers need to be reminded that we don't just do this for fun :)

August 11, 2012 05:53 PM
Gail Robinson
REALTOR, GRI, e-PRO, Fairfield County, CT
William Raveis Real Estate

Ginny, When we are clear with ourselves then we can be clear with others.  Knowing that you need to make money and communicating that businesslike approach to your clients will weed out the tire kickers.  I am always prepared to get up and leave if clients won't sign the EBA.  I suggest to them politiely that I'm probably not the right agent for them because I commit myself to my clients and expect commitment in return. 

August 11, 2012 08:19 PM
Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty

Ginny, Kudos to you for making it clear.....we work, we deserve to be paid! The other day I sweat like crazy moving furniture and cleaning up in order to photograph a listing....and I do expect to be paid for it! Then its the same for driving around, making the phone calls, spending time searching and sending listings....I want to be paid!

August 11, 2012 09:12 PM
Melissa Zavala
Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County
Broadpoint Properties

Commitment and proof of funds are a good thing. If a buyer really has the money, he (or she) is not going to balk at sharing that information.

August 12, 2012 07:11 AM
Bas Panch
SCV Home Buyer

Hi Ginny,

Good for you! I applaud you for stating it so clearly, this isn't just a hobby that you do for fun, this is your job--and you do it really well and deserve to get paid. Keep up the good work as a top North Kingstown short sale agent!

August 16, 2012 08:07 PM
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