Love – noun
10. Strong predilection, enthusiasm, or liking for anything: her love of books
9. Affectionate concern for the well-being of others: the love of one’s neighbor
You can’t tell clients… “ I love you.”
I mean how weird would that be???
A professional relationship involving a big real estate transaction, one with legal documents and financial ramifications, a commission paying for services rendered…
“I love you” doesn’t fit.
Start dropping “I love you(s)” and a real estate agent might quickly find herself doing no realestating at all. Because “I love you”? That’s just too darn weird, right??
I am fortunate to love the work I do. Yes, being a real estate agent is hard and can be stressful, and unless you’re a super big producer the erratic income can add to the stress of the job. But I love the work…”strong predilection, enthusiasm, or liking for anything”…I love being a real estate agent. I once wrote a post explaining why…
Anyone that knows me knows I am a person of feels…sometimes it feels like a curse, but it’s just the way it is. I am a person of feels; people move me. Their joys, sorrows, dreams, disappointments, fears, hopes…I can see them and feel them.
Puts me in quite the predicament doing this real estate gig, because real estate is personal business. I mean, I sell houses but those houses are attached to people and their personal stories, and those stories are filled with the joys, sorrows, dreams and disappointments, fears and hopes I can see…
Young couples in love, starting their journey together, finding their first home…
Retired couples selling the home they’ve lived in for 30 years, the bittersweet process of letting go and moving on…
The still grieving adult child selling the home of the parent that’s passed away…
The family of four soon to be six busting at the seams of the house where their family began…
They slay me.
And I’m just there to do a job…get a house sold or help them buy the new one…but being one cursed with the feels, in the process of getting the house sold or finding the new one, those clients of mine get under my skin and make their way into my heart. My clients move me. You could say I feel affectionate concern for their well being.
And that, according to the dictionary…is love.
Weird, isn’t it?
What to do?
On any other day I’ll bite my tongue, keep my weird hidden from view…but it’s Valentines’ Day so…I’ll just go ahead and tell the truth…
I love you.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
The Amy Curtis Group is skilled at big real estate transactions, we are professionals, we also get choked up and hug at closings, we won’t weird you out by saying “I love you” but we do. When we can be of help, give us a holler.