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To the REALTOR® in All of Us

Posted by Joe Samson on Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 at 12:00pm.

Here is a classic that you have seen already, but if you haven’t, it’s worth watching to understand what it’s like to be a REALTOR®.


And on the 8th day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, “I need a caretaker.”

So, God made a REALTOR®.

God said, “I need somebody that will get up before dawn with the dedication of the sun. Risk time, energy and investment for no salary or guarantee. Work long hours on the street, prepare, deliver presentations, serve and attend to others' emergencies. Then, stay out past midnight at the meeting of the school board.  

So, God made a REALTOR®.

God needed somebody mentally tough that can wake up unemployed every day, yet gentle enough to have compassion for others. Someone that can build a bridge between people and technology. Someone to arrive home nightly in the dark to accommodate others' time and tell them, “Thank you for the opportunity”, and mean it.  

So, God made a REALTOR®.

God said, “I need somebody that can sell like Carnegie.  Make contacts and write contracts, handle objections and deal with rejections. And who who can finish her 40 hour week by Wednesday noon, then weary from contingencies and people’s eccentricities and volatilities, put in another 40 hours and sacrifice a weekend too.

So, God made a REALTOR®.

God needed somebody that does not measure their work in hours but by the satisfaction of their clients. Someone to handle emotions, unemotionally. To meet with triumph and disaster and treat those two impostors just the same. God said “I need somebody strong enough to knock doors, and be ignored. Direct mail and email, run ads, deliver notepads, yelp and blog and work like a dog. Make calls and get up from falls, but who will stop her efforts when called upon to mend the broken spirit of a colleague or client.”

So, God made a REALTOR®.

It had to be somebody who’d honor ethics and integrity and not cut corners. To keep their head when all about them are losing theirs. And trust themselves when others doubt. Someone that can hold on when there is nothing left inside except the will which says, “Hold on!” Who’d laugh, and then sigh, and then respond with smiling eyes when her son says he wants to spend his life doing what Mom does.

So, God made a REALTOR®.

(Special thanks to INTERO Real Estate Services for making this video available)

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I am a licensed member of the Real Estate Council of Alberta since 2005 - proudly representing CIR REALTY, Calgary’s largest real estate brokerage. I enjoy keeping my readers up to date with real estate related information that they can easily understand and use for their own benefit. I welcome feedbacks and comments equally from first-time visitors to my blog, past clients and also from my fellow REALTOR® colleagues. Thanks for stopping by!

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