" I'm so sorry "

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty - Lakeside Market Center

Rainbows after the storm

 

 

 

Yesterday while taking care of some personal business a very nice lady asked me what I did for a living.  I told her that I was a real estate agent.   Not an unusual question.  Her response to me was unusual:

                              "I'm so sorry"




Wow.  I've heard "It must be rough out there" or "Hope things get better soon!" and "How's the market here?" but I've never heard such a sincere "I'm so sorry".


At first I was dumbfounded because she was so sincere.  She actually felt sorry for me.   I smiled, and noticed a pad of note paper on her desk and asked her if I could borrow it for a moment. She nodded, I took my seat in the waiting room with the pad of paper and wrote a couple of lines on it:

                                                      Meeting wonderful people.

                                                      Facing challenges every day.

                                                      Becoming a member of extended families.

                                                      Being a partner to dreams.

                                                      Finding the rainbows after the storms.

I then walked back up to the counter with the pad of paper and and several of my cards, both my business cards and my moo cards with my blog address on it.   I waited until she had a free moment and asked her to read my notes, and told her that I was blessed to be a real estate agent during hard times for Michigan, and that I couldn't consider doing anything else when I woke up each day. 

She read over the list, smiled, and said "I'll remember you. I won't feel pity for you again".

Please don't feel sorry for those of us who choose to stay in this business.  Even on our darkest days we enjoy what we do, and we especially enjoy meeting you

© Kris Wales - A happy Macomb County MI real estate agent

 

Photo courtesy of aussiegall via Flickr Creative Commons

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Larry Story
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Kris that is when I always look at them and state how busy I am.  That will usually open the door to more discussion where I can explain the truth behind the media hype.  It may just be one person at a time but educating the public is part of my job as I see it.

September 21, 2008 11:49 AM
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Keller Williams Realty - Lakeside Market Center

Eunice:   I loved your response to the person that felt sorry for you.  Thank you for telling me about it!  By all means check out the moo cards.  They are so much fun to create.

Diane:   Moo cards are nifty and fun to create.  Give it a shot!    (I could easily spend a small fortune at that site, and they are not expensive at all!)

Neal:  We have many agents in our office that were working when the troubles came up in the 70's.  (HIGH interest rates, etc.)  They've all said that this is easier and more manageable.  When I hear that I know I'm grateful that I am working now and not then.

Brett:   No matter what this nice lady did with my cards I at least know that I tried to do away with the misconceptions that are out there.  We do what we do because we have a passion for it and we do reap rewards that aren't monetary.

Connie:  Thank you :-)   Positive affirmations keep us going, don't you think?

Renee:   And many more non-monetary bonuses!  Thanks Renee.

Larry: One person at a time.. you got it!

September 22, 2008 05:19 AM
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Terri Kincaid
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Keeping things in perspective is always a good thing. Thank you for your positive outlook.

September 22, 2008 10:55 PM
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Kris Wales
Real Estate Blog & Homes for Sale search site, Macomb County MI
Keller Williams Realty - Lakeside Market Center

Terri:   Thank you for taking the time to read this and comment.  I do appreciate it :-)

September 23, 2008 05:01 AM
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Kris ... that is a wonderful post and quite worthy of being featured and being found by ReMax!  They also contacted me a few weeks ago after Hurricane Ike and used by blog on the ReMax Times Online ... its pretty cool they are watching!  pippa

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