I think that I am very lucky in that people believe me when I say that I want to help and I want to listen. People will share with me what they are afraid of, worried about, stressing over. But I thought it should be a two way street and that I should share what I am afraid of. Here is a small portion of the things I am afraid of:
- I will fail
- I will succeed
- No one will want to work with me
- Too many people will want to work with me
- People will think I am lying
- How my hair looks
- Other’s are lying to me
- Am I out of shape
- Am I wrong
- What if it doesn’t work
- What if I do the work and it still doesn’t work
- What if there is a better way than the way that I am doing it
- What if people misunderstand
- Why does my shoulder hurt
This is just a short list of the things that bring fear into my life. The reason that I started thinking about this was that I am finding that clients and potential clients have a lot of things that they are afraid of that I get to help them with. Some in real estate, some outside of real estate. Much of it I have been able to help with. The thing that I am finding to be the most helpful is my level of communication. The more that I explain what is going on and ask what people are thinking about, the more fear that I am able to take out of the transaction.
So I would ask for two things: 1. Have you or someone you know bought or sold a house before and had something that caused you fear in the transaction? I would like to know what to look out for so that I can help my clients even more. 2. Do you know anyone looking to sell or buy a home that I could help? Assistance in either area will be brought back to you tenfold. I promise.
Have a fantastic week!