So God Made a REALTOR®

Every once in a while, something happens during a real estate transaction that makes all of us in the industry ask ourselves why we do what we do.

It’s hard.  Sometimes overwhelmingly frustrating.  Much of our work is performed behind the scenes where nobody else knows all the time and effort that goes into the business except for us.  We patch transactions together.  Soothe the egos of those around us.  And most of the time with very little recognition.

But every once in a while, a buyer or seller looks us in the eye and says, “Thanks.  I could never have done this without you.”

Sometimes these brief moments of interaction with our clients are accompanied by tears of joy or a giant hug.  And that’s when you know it is all worth it and you wouldn’t want to do anything else.

All the best!

Silver Spoon vs. Scrapper

Given the choice between a job candidate with a perfect resume and one who has fought through difficulty, human resources executive Regina Hartley always gives the “Scrapper” a chance.  As someone who grew up with adversity, Hartley knows that those who flourish in the darkest of spaces are empowered with the grit to persist in an ever-changing workplace.  “Choose the underestimated contender, whose secret weapons are passion and purpose,” she says. “Hire the Scrapper.”