Since my real estate partner Brandon bought his boat, I’ve occasionally gotten some good natured ribbing about occasionally having our weekly scheduled staff meeting, progress and planning events on the water. Sure it affects the seriousness of a reprimand when the person who is playing taskmaster is sitting there with his big tummy out and a glob of SPF 50 whitening his bald spot, but in truth it’s a good incentive to get everyone on-board (literally and figuratively) with our plans for the next week. Plus, with our amazing staff reprimands are non-existent.
That being said, what I love about real estate is personal interaction with people who’s lives are really affected by the decisions that I help them make. Yesterday, at a listing appoint that Brandon and I attended together the seller told us that her previous agent had never taken done what she promised and illustrated by pointing at some boxes of tchotchkes that they’d said were impossible to move for her. Promptly, after we offered our service and talked about the ‘Hutch & Howard difference’ Brandon and I toted these little ceramic treasures to her basement for the garage sale she’d planned. I have to say, after three other listing appointments during the day (together and separately) it wasn’t necessarily the top of our priority list to move furniture, but if showing that we do what we say makes a difference that’s will result in this lady (whose home is great and will sell quickly, with the right positioning) getting to live the rest of her days up the street from her grandchildren in Kentucky then carrying a few boxes will be well worth it.
We have a limit of listings we want to take, we meet with everyone and choose homes where we’ll make a real impact on people’s lives regardless of the sales price. If you are thinking of selling give us a call. We might even be pursuaded to carry unwieldy objects downstairs for you!
– Rob Howard is an agent of the Hutch & Howard group at Keller Williams 865-966-5005 in Knoxville, TN. He may be contacted directly at 865-385-9070 or on Twitter: @KnoxvilleRob (ridiculous, we know). Each Keller Williams realty office is independently owned and operated.