Al and Cal Homes and Community: A Dream and a Memory What Selling Real Estate Means To Me

A Dream and a Memory What Selling Real Estate Means To Me

A Dream and a Memory     What Selling Real Estate Means to Me   

I went on a listing appointment the other day.   There had been another Realtor in before me.   When I got back, the Seller announced that she would be listing with me!   Why I wondered would she say that before I gave her my full presentation?   She explained that I seemed to care about her and her home.

That prompted me to think about just why I have been in the business for so long.    24 years ago, I was employed by the local police department, working the night shift.   My coworkers, people whos opinion I trusted and relied on (you tend to do that when someone literally has your back), talked nonstop about real estate.   They convinced me that I should practice real estate during the day.   I took the class, exam, and started working. Quickly it became clear that this was not a part time job!   I left the PD and embarked upon my adventure as a Realtor.

So what does selling real estate mean to me?    Sure it's the way I put bread on the table and oil in the furnace, but more than that it is about memories and dreams.  Generations

When someone is considering selling their home and invites me in, I feel honored.  This after all is the place where their Son lost his first tooth, the place where their Mom and Dad came for Sunday dinners.   It's the place where they argued with their Daughter over what she was wearing to graduation and much, much more.

So when I see that dated decor in their family room, I try and remember that when they choose it, they were excited to be doing that room that way.  That doesn't mean we don't discuss how that position's them in the current market, but we do so with respect and thoughtfulness as we have similar memories in our own home.

When selling a home to a new Buyer, we get to be part of their dreams!   At least we want it to be a dream and not a nightmare, so we treat them as if they are our own family.  It can be easy to grow impatient, but when we remember that they are buying not just shelter but dreams, it so easily falls into perspective. 

How cool is it that I get to say that I showed a child of 6 their "new" bedroom and then, at 30 are selling them their own 1st place!   Generations.    We get to help generations of families with their dreams. 

What's better than that?   So that's it, Memories and Dreams....It's what keeps me coming back day after day!

Thinking of Buying or Selling?         508-494-9061         cal @ Al and Cal.com

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Carol-Ann Palmieri

Al and Cal Realty Group

Remax Executive Realty

www.AlandCal.com

 

Cal@AlandCal.com

 

508-494-9061

 

Comment balloon 8 commentsCarol-Ann Palmieri • May 18 2011 09:05AM

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Hi Cal....after reading this post, it's not surprising that you've sold to generations within a family....your passion for the business radiates.....nice post.

Posted by Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes" (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) over 7 years ago

What a wonderful way to describe why most of us do what we do.  I so love helping people find home and be allowed to go on their journey with them.  It's terrific.  Beautiful post!

Posted by Brenda Mullen, Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!! (RE/MAX Access) over 7 years ago

Barbara.  I feel lucky to be able to do this.   Thanks for reading.

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) over 7 years ago

 Brenda, thank you.    I'm sure most of us feel the same!      

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) over 7 years ago

Hi Cal... what a heartfelt post.  Being able to sell through the generations must be an awesome feeling!

Posted by Peggy Hughes/pha logistix, inc., SF NYC LA (pha logistix inc) over 7 years ago

Let me just say that the home you sold us has provided us with so many wonderful memories.  I remember how you were so patient with me as I was so PICKY!!!  I also remember that you were so kind to the woman who sold us our house as the decor was not my style (and she clearly had a hard time leaving her family home).  You truly help make memories and dreams come true!  When we moved in my son was but 2 months old and I thought of how one day I would hear him pitter pat down the stairs....17 years later he's bounding down the stairs, out the door and in the car! 

We appreciated your efforts then & now!

 

Keep up the good work.

Posted by Nancy Carroll over 7 years ago

Hi Peggy.   It does feel good, and you get to feel like part of the family!   I hope you have a great day!     

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) over 7 years ago

Hi Nancy!  You  weren't picky, just pregnant!   haha.     John will be looking for a condo soon!    Thanks for reading.   I hope you have a great day.      It's almost Friday!

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) over 7 years ago

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