Realtors have different roles in different states. In New York State they are not allowed to write contracts – that is for the lawyers. In other states, like California, Florida, Realtors do write contracts and money goes into escrow. Regardless of which state you are in Realtors help people buy and sell real estate but they do so much more. They help in a crisis, make people happy and sad, and they protect a home like its their own.
Realtors help people choose a home that maybe just a season, such as a summer rental but they can hold fond memories for a lifetime. They hold peoples hands and allay their fears of choosing wrong. They listen to sad financial or family tales that have affected the buyer, renter, seller in setting their choices. Realtors become friends.
Their dream home can be small, large or some where in between. Everyone has a different dream home. Sometimes it’s a first home, sometimes it’s a second home. Sometimes it’s a retirement home. Some people choose quickly, Realtors like those people best. Some people take years to decide on a particular home, Realtors like those people least.
Confidante, business person, friend, one who helps fulfills the dream of buying a home -All these terms apply to Realtors. Some clients are repeaters and others you never see again. They all have meaning, not just financial, because each deal is a learning experience.