Being a younger agent, I often get the pleasure of working with many younger clients. Being close to the same generation is just some common ground we can talk about and trust is automatically built. Some of them have already purchased their 1st, 2nd, etc. homes, but many are #1sttimehomebuyers and I dig it. Why? I love walking them through the process and want to make sure their experience is the best (as far as I can logically control) for their very first home purchase. I appreciate their trust in me. Why is trust important? Well, my clients aren't just a check mark in the local MLS sales or company stats/rankings - they are priceless to my business. I spend countless hours with them physically, but spend most behind the scenes making sure things don't blow up or become unorganized which in many transactions can happen in a split second. How can things blow up so fast? You have loans, inspections, agents, appraisals, title searches, closing attorneys, etc. and they are all involved with some percentage of the transaction. I'm the middle ground to relay the information - good or bad. Often, real estate agents (or the better, REALTOR®) have a hard stereotype to overcome. I can say that most of the agents I have worked with have a great work ethic and I sincerely enjoy their professionalism. After all, real estate is a win/win for all involved. You want to sell your place? Buyer's want to buy your place? We are all in the same boat to get the transaction closed in an efficient and professional manner.
In this case, these buyers were some "gold star" clients. They put their trust in me and closed last week without too many hurdles to jump. They did everything right. After all, not all can be track stars. Congrats and cheers to these first time homeowners - enjoy that adorable, downtown bungalow!
Millennial. Southern. Professional, REALTOR in Columbia, SC.