Sometimes there is a very fine line between what a real estate agent hopes and fears.
The Hope: What agents hope their open house will look like.
The Fear: What an open house can end up looking like.
The Hope: Making good money as a real estate agent…or at least make a living doing it.
The Fear: Barely making enough money to even own a home, let alone sell one.
The Hope: Being too busy all day to even check Facebook.
The Fear: Getting caught on Facebook…playing Candy Crush…like every hour of the day.
The Hope: Showing houses that the seller obviously cares about the fact that you are bringing buyers to see their home.
The Fear: Showing houses that make you wonder if the seller even remembers their house is on the market…
The Hope: Having leisurely networking lunches with colleagues or past clients, working on deals and developing new business.
The Fear: Eating alone. In the car. While catching up on e-mail. Again.
The Hope: Going to closings where the seller and buyer are both happy and smiling.
The Fear: Going to closings where the buyer and seller probably shouldn’t even be in the same building, let alone the same room.
The Hope: Being welcomed and respected by people as a professional with great thoughts, knowledge, and skills.
The Fear: Being seen as some sort of a shady sales person.