The Best Things Real Estate Professionals Love About Their Profession
February, famously known as the month of love, is also the perfect time to ponder about other life aspects that we hold dear, such as our careers. Every real estate broker can attest to the fact that although there are days when the job is tough, it’s rewarding and enriching, in the overall sense.
In between client meetings, property showings, and back-to-back training sessions, it’s easy to forget the things you love about this job. But we hope that you’ll revisit them every now and then to find a renewed passion for doing what you do. Let us count the ways why we love the real estate profession:
Listening to People’s Stories
It’s exciting to hear people’s stories, especially when it comes to buying homes. There’s the story of achievement, young couples moving to their first condo and starting their life together. There’s the story of sacrifice and endurance, overseas Filipino workers giving the dream home to their families back home. There’s the story of transition, empty nesters downsizing to a tiny house and welcoming their twilight years.
To be at the front seat of witnessing these stories is always a pleasure, isn’t it? You have a treasure trove of inspiring tales to tell other people. More importantly, you have the perfect motivation to press on in times of crisis.
Solving People’s Problems
While clients come with aspirations, they also have issues to deal with. Some are relationship-related–one spouse wants to move to a ready-for-occupancy home, while the other wants to spruce up Pag-IBIG properties. Other issues are more complex, such as transferring land titles, settling property taxes, and more. We have to admit, they can be a massive headache, but if you look at it closely, you’re in the position to help people solve their problems.
The best thing is when you see your clients happy once you overcome issues together. The sincere thank you from them is better than the commission or any financial reward.
Acquiring New Knowledge and Skills
At a glance, it’s terrifying to be in a fast-paced, highly competitive industry. Sometimes, it would feel like there’s too much to learn in so little time. But, when you look back at all the knowledge and skills you acquired from the very aggressive environment you fear, you realize that the tough journey is worth it.
That said, even when things get difficult, persist and find learning opportunities. Find a mentor who can support and coach you in times of slow sales and cold leads. Don’t miss the opportunity to acquire new knowledge and skills in every season.
Most people would think real estate brokerage is a serious, straightforward job. On the one hand, it is, but on the other, there’s an avenue to exercise creativity. From the photos you post on listings to writing thoughtful descriptions, you dabble in all kinds of “artistry.”
Now, if you haven’t mastered this art yet, just remember the core principles. When it comes to listing descriptions, the key is to be complete, concise, and captivating. Provide all the necessary information, keep it short, and paint a picture for the readers. For listing photos, take note of the angle and lighting, making every effort not to produce blurry images. With these basics, you can present your projects, including Pag-IBIG properties in the best way possible.
This awesome benefit is something we often forget, probably because of the daily grind and the familiarity. But if you’d ask non-real estate professionals to come with you even for a day visiting houses, for sure, they would have the thrilled look on their faces.
Maybe sometimes we need to discover that wonder for architecture and interior design again so we will remain passionate through and through about the industry we’re in. Ask developers about the stories of their projects beyond the brochure information. Learn about the history of vintage houses or Pag-IBIG properties you’re selling.
It’s always a good idea to muse over the things you treasure about your real estate career. Toast to passion and devotion as you look back at your achievements so far, and find inspiration to continue your career with passion.