Last year was a tough year for many fellow realtors that I know. What I think I have found in common with those who did do good business is the dedication back to the client.
From 2004 until mid 2006, our market was just as hot as some of the other major cities. Heck, all you had to do to list a home was put a sign out front and you received multiple offers. Today, with the subprime problems, the slowing economy, and yes, the uncertainty of who is going to take over that large white house that none of us should want to sell, we have to get back to the client and be more adjusting to their needs.
Yes, I am available to show you homes this weekend. Yes, I can come by your house this evening and discuss writing an offer. Yes, I am willing to go to bat for you and ask for a lower price. YES, I am here to really work for you. We now have to get back to making some concessions in our life or changing our schedules to fit our clients needs, we no longer have enough business to force them to fit our schedules or chance losing them and not care.
Let's all get back to what we used to enjoy and hopefully started in this business for; The Clients Needs. I would love to hear any thoughts on this and also if anyone sees it the way I do.