As Realtors we often get caught up in the stress of individual deals and escrows. Even upon a successful closing there’s often more a sense of relief than anything else. Closing escrow means that we’ve helped our clients navigate the rather challenging world of financing, repairs, inspections, and the various other hurdles we must overcome during the escrow process. Receiving our commission at the end of this process is obviously a nice reward after a job, hopefully, well done.
But it can mean so much more than that and every once in a while, we just need a reminder. Occasionally we get the chance to see just what an impact we have on peoples lives and it’s far more rewarding than a commission check. As Hermosa Beach is a small town I often pass by former homes I’ve sold. While driving up one of the nearby streets the other day I saw my clients kids playing in the front yard. Not only did they have big smiles on their faces but they had about 5 other neighbor kids over…all having a great time. I started to think that those may be best friends for years, may be the friends they still see 30 years from now and I played a part in that. To put it mildly….that’s just so cool.
Beyond the challenges that we face on a daily basis, real estate really can be so rewarding if we just stop once in a while and take a moment to enjoy what we’re often a part of and the role we play in peoples lives.