Al and Cal Homes and Community: Loving My Listings

Loving My Listings

Loving My Listings

Falling in love with your listings sure makes it easier to sell them!     Way back in the infancy of my real estate career, a wise old, well maybe not so old, broker/owner advised us that we should love our listings.     Today, thinking back, I am sure that she meant that they were the bread and butter of a real estate career.  loving your listings carol ann palmieri blog

But, as an eager young agent,  I didn't know that and took her advice literally.   Funny thing.  For the past 25 years, that advice, although taken the wrong way at the time has served me well.  

I've always had a love affair with homes.    It started when I was really young watching my Dad make a model of a most needed addition for our modest ranch home.   After that, I learned a lot being his "helper" as he toiled away making us all bedrooms and another bath.   I watched the planning, the demolition, and learned as he moved walls and built staircases.   The transformation was amazing.  

As I grew older, looking at homes was always a joy.  Before getting into real estate, I was the type of person that would get lost in my walk by looking at the architecture of homes and their surroundings.   With that and the well meaning pushes from co workers it became easy to get my license and begin a terrific career in the home selling business.  

With that background, Loving my listings came naturally.      I don't care if it is the shack on Mirror Lake.    (No offense Rich.)   It's easy to see the potential and visualize what a fabulous lake home it will become when the buyer puts his personal stamp on it, or maybe the listing is a new home and doesn't need a thing!   

Either way, focusing on the possibilities and potential of a home, finding the things to love about it just makes it easier to express and point out to a potential purchaser!  

Over the years, I have loved each and every one of my listings, finding a uniqueness and personality in every one.  Once you find that special something, it becomes easy to convey the beauty of each home to it's potential new owner. 

Loving my listings.   Just makes it easier to sell them!



Carol-Ann Palmieri

Al and Cal Realty Group

Remax Executive Realty




Comment balloon 8 commentsCarol-Ann Palmieri • February 12 2013 05:50AM


That is absolutely terrific but I worry about becoming too emotionally attached to a listing.  Bottom line is that it's a business.  I realize it's hard sometime to detach but I have learned the hard way that it's the only way.

Posted by Chris and Dick Dovorany, Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty ( Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida) over 5 years ago

Carol Ann: Having a love for this business and the homes/clients I take on is what motivates me each day...loved this post!

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055) over 5 years ago

Carol Ann.... good post...suggested.... if more agents did their jobs with passion, they'd make more money....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes" (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) over 5 years ago

Carol Ann...great Valentine's Day post!  If you love your listings, the buyers will too!

Posted by Christine Smith, Exclusive Buyer Agent & Attorney, Canton, MA (Buyers Brokers Only LLC - over 5 years ago

Hi Chris and Dick.   It is true.  There is always that balance.   Thank youl


Hi Anita.    I can tell that by reading your posts.   Thanks.


Hi Barbara.    Thank you.    Who couldn't use more money!   :)


Hi Christine.   A nice by product!   Thank you!

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) over 5 years ago

Cal, Loving your listing is a truly wonderful approach to the Real estate business and that passion transfers itself to all folks who have the pleasure to make your acquaintance. Great story and I can relate to what you are saying.

Posted by Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties) over 5 years ago

Carol Ann, I never thought of it that way, but you are correct, it is all about a mindset.  Guess I should love that empty condo that has not sold yet!

Posted by Christine OShea (Christine E O'Shea Real Estate Broker) over 5 years ago

Carol Ann, I too did a Valentine's day picture of my clients home i am cute and love selling is a true passion for me too!

Posted by Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond (RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate) over 5 years ago