One of the best pieces of advice I was ever given before finishing my education was, ‘find something you love to do and work hard at it.’ It has been to my great fortune that I was able to follow that advice and while ‘work is work’, I am happy to say that I love what I do. But, not everybody feels the same way about real estate agents as I do, so here are the top reasons I think what I do is great and why working at Accrue Real Estate not only keeps me busy but gives me both something I love and something I can work hard at.
- Real estate agents help people make decisions that impact their whole life.
The people I see are looking to use significant funds to make a significant purchase. Some will be first time buyers, others will come with some experience, but all are looking to succeed with a real estate purchase. It’s a real privilege to be part of this success, and I never get tired of seeing the joy on my client’s faces when the contracts are signed, the deal is done and they are the proud owners of a great investment property.
- Real Estate agents are life coaches
There’s an article that likes being a real estate agent to being a personal trainer. For me it’s more like being a life coach. I can’t make decisions for people but I certainly can use my experience and knowledge to show them what they can achieve in the property market. By working through their personal property goals, I guide them towards the right people who will help them with financial decisions. I show them a range of properties and what each would mean to their financial goals.
- Real Estate agents are detectives
This is one of my favourite parts of the job. Once the clients have laid out their property goals – it’s all detective work, matching the best property to those goals. It investigation and foot work; looking through properties but also investigating the local market to discover trends and possibilities. Once this is all done, the ‘forensic investigation’ is all laid out for the client – rather than ‘who dunnit’ it’s ‘what does it’ – and the client can select the property that best suits their financial goals and needs.