My Business Religion and Why You Should Care
In the real estate profession, I have discovered after 8 years in the business, that Realtors® can be anything but professional. Sad but true.
A brief history: Did you ever wonder how the National Association of Realtors (NAR) came up with the term Realtor®? The NAR is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. Back in the 1930’s NAR realized that real estate sales associates had an image problem. It is the fault of the money hungry, unethical agents that were present then and even today. The NAR reasoned that if agents want respect they must associate with those who are respected. They chose the medical profession, DOCTORS. NAR came up with the term REALTOR®, REAL-TOR. My question to you is; do you think it worked?
My purpose is to disassociate myself with the Realtor® Party(RP). As a child growing up in Central Florida in the 60s and 70s, one of my heroes in life was Batman. Batman is a protector of the citizens of Gotham. He protects them from the no-goods and those who would do harm to the innocent. Heck, I wear a Batman ring even today to exemplify my duty to the public.
This is my promise to you. First, I always ask lots of questions about you and those you care about. Why? Purchasing a home is not just about bedrooms and bathrooms. This is a life changing event in most folks’ life. You are choosing a lifestyle that will affect you for years to come. When I know what is important about your new home to you, I can lead you in the right direction.
Second, the purchase must make financial sense for you. You do not want to be “house poor”. This is a condition where you are working all week just to be able to make your house payment but, you can’t enjoy your life. Going out to dinner from time to time, taking vacations and the like.
Third, the purchase must be care free. In real estate, surprises are usually not a good thing. Like a Sherpa guiding you up the mountain, you will always know what is going to happen during the transaction. Wayne Gretsky the great hockey player, when asked how he was so good replied “A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.” By knowing what to expect you will eliminate the anxiety that those who are unknowingly reacting often experience.
If you like what you hear, I am happy to sit down with you, start that conversation and find out if we can work together to get you where you want to be. Thank you for taking time to read this letter!
Rex Hunter : 407-459-9029 : firstname.lastname@example.org