Realtor Stress

The other day my daughter and I were talking, she is a buyer agent on my TEAM and is working on a very difficult transaction. Buyers will low credit, less than forthright lender ( no not one of ours……..they couldnt’ get them qualified ) on top of that a bank foreclosed home and the listing agent that is handling it ONLY deals with fore-closed properties. They are a large TEAM in the Meto area and to say the least the left hand doesnt’ know what the right hand it doing so Christa has faxed umpteen times the purchase agreement and other doc’s.

Recently, she was on her computer, turned to me and said, “mom, this is so stressful!” Never mind she is only 26, it was a very difficult transaction.

Here are a couple of suggestions that were suggested in the article:

1) Know what you want personally. I decided 2 years ago, I would not work on foreclosed properties. Long story  but it was too frustrating trying to deal with banks when I had good offers on the properties. Now I refer them out to a realtor that is a member of the MI bar and enjoys them. Win/win for us both.

2) Train your clients how you work. This is one of Paul Starner’s biggest principals. Paul is a coach in Travers City, Mi that teaches seminars in Michigan. Christa, my daughter took the classes this fall and I have seen her put this into practice. I sure wish I had learned that years ago. She meets withe her buyers and says. ” Ok, here is how this is going to work “……….and it does.

3) Control your time and devices. This is good one for me. I am always in front of my computer if I’m not out with clients, it is acceptable to turn off the phone or forward to you assistant. I am getting better, I actually left my phone in the car when I went Christmas shopping but my mind kept wondering the whole time.

4) Systemitize your business.  One of the biggest life-savers I found was the drip campaign I use to stay in touch with internet leads.

Has anyone else got idea’s on how to enjoy our career with less stress ? I know I have only touched the tip of the iceburg???


About missycaulk

As a transplanted Southerner, I have lived and raised five children in the Ann Arbor area for the past 37 years. I know that this is a truly great place to live. This blog is about Ann Arbor and the surrounding area's real estate. It is only my opinion.
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