Tony and Suzanne Marriott's Phoenix Arizona Real Estate Blog


Why do we keep doing it?

A great reminder from Mario Jannatpour that we should all know and remember why we do what we do.  We don't have to be in real estate if we don't want to - so if you're not enjoying it and it isn't "doing it" for you - why not find something that does work for you?

This past week I have been pretty busy so I have not been able to write many posts.  But, I have been reading a number of the featured posts and I have been very surprised at the tone and mood out there in the Realtor community.

I know times are tough, but this is very similar to what happened two years ago during the Presidential Election.  A lot of people wait to see what happens with the elections and once the new year rolls around, our cycle will pick up and we'll all start getting busy again.

What surprises me is the frustration and bad feelings of a lot of people are getting out of control and I noticed a number of posts which were somewhat negative and downright petty.

The nature of sales is tough because there are ups and downs and we have to do our best to ride out the valleys when times are tough.  And there is really no value to constantly complain and bitch about how hard it is to be a Realtor with all of the challenges we face with our jobs.  I've heard it all before--"other Realtors are hard to work with"  "Buyers are liars"  "the market stinks"  "the foreclosures and short sales are killing me."  I know it's really hard out there for a lot of Agents to make a living, and I do not disagree with that.  My point is I don't want to hear about it all the time.

Why do we keep doing it?  In terms of doing our jobs the best we can.  To me, it's simple.  Just help one customer at a time.  Yesterday, I had a closing and I represented the Buyers.  They were repeat Clients.  Once the closing was over, they were so happy and grateful for my service it just made me feel so good about myself and what I do for a living.  I make a difference in the lives of my Clients by helping them with the biggest transaction of their lives.  And this is what keeps me going everyday. 

We all have to remember that feeling of happiness for our Clients at the end of a closing so when times are challenging we can keep moving forward to the next closing. 

Mario Jannatpour

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If you are considering a Traditional or Short Sale of your home in Phoenix, Scottsdale or any location in Maricopa County Arizona, you owe it to yourself to talk with Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty to determine whether Tony and Suzanne Marriott are the best real estate Brokers in the Phoenix and Scottsdale metropolitan area to help you with the Successful Sale of your home.

Tony and Suzanne have personally Listed, Sold and Closed more than a hundred Short Sales with the highest list to close rate in the Phoenix Metro Area!

Tony Marriott - Chief Executive Officer - Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Suzanne Marriott - Chief Learning Officer - Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Associate Brokers, REALTORS
Haven Express
Keller Williams Arizona Realty
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