It is said that to truly understand someone we must understand their intent. Knowing someone is to know what they intend to provide, do, take, or give and I want you to know me! So here, in my first ever blog post, I would like to reveal my intent for my business, the services I offer and the intended result to my clients. First, I’d like to give you a little background on me as an investor and Realtor.
It was 1999 and I became interested in the idea of real estate investing. I read everything I could on the subject then I sold my alarm company and enthusiastically began a life as a real estate investor. I hadn’t thought about becoming a Realtor. I bought several homes that summer and never dealt with the same agent twice. The reason was that none of the agents I bought houses from ever asked what I was trying to achieve – they missed my intent. Even though my investment goals were quite modest and easy to fulfill, none of those agents who sold me property ever bothered to follow-up and ask if I wanted more property.
This is where I saw an opportunity. It was a level of poor attention to client needs that sparked my curiosity in being a Realtor. I went through the training course and, while it taught me how to fill out the paperwork, I quickly learned that the formal training didn’t provide any help with how to actually sell a home for a client, price a property, negotiate for a buyer, or service a client’s needs. These are things I would learn on my own and I have come to excel in them.
I decided I wanted to be different and that there was a need for a Realtor with a different level of service. So, I set forth a list of intentions that I live by. They are:
Actually listen to the client. Find out what they want and need then deliver advice and services consistent with that.
Provide the level of service I would want if I were the client.
Utilize my extensive knowledge and experience to help others make smart, informed decisions and achieve their investment goals.
Provide services, knowledge and tools to help clients sell their homes for more money and buy the best possible house for their budget.
Ensure each client is better off for having used my services and would recommend me to friends, family and acquaintances .
Real estate investing is my passion and I sincerely want to help others get on the path to investing as well. Whether you are buying or selling your first house or your tenth, I have knowledge, experience and a commitment to really knowing my clients that will give you a better experience during and after we work together. Let me help you achieve your goals and realize your own intent.