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People sometimes ask me if it really matters who they “use” when it comes to their home purchase, loan or even their home updating as long as they “get the job done at a reasonable cost”. I firmly believe that it does matter and it goes ways beyond getting the job done or even cost. Your home is often your biggest investment in terms of money of course, but often also in time, in fact life. Our home is where we live, love, prosper, let our hair down, shed our shields, where we can “be who we are” in all aspects of our life. Pretty personal actually. Our home is darn important – and I want to make sure that I fully trust the people who I invite in to that critical part of my life. Just as I normally wouldn’t just invite anyone into my home, nor will I randomly select anyone to represent me when it comes to either finding that perfect home, funding it, or keeping it updated and in good shape.
As your Realtor, I take quite seriously the recommendations I make to you, the homeowner. Am I willing to put my name behind the person or company I give out? Would I invite them into my home, into my life? Am I willing to entrust them with my personal financial situation with all its quirks knowing that they will be brutally honest when it is necessary? If I can’t honestly answer those questions with a emphatic “absolutely”, then in most cases you will not find them here or on my lips.
Finding those people who I am willing to put my name behind is much like the dating process – it is about building a relationship with them so that I know what makes them tick – what they are good at and not good at – their personality plusses and quirks. It takes time and energy to build those relationships. Only at the end of that process will you find them here as either part of my website or part of this blog.
And yes, I am always looking to expand my recommendations – so I welcome you to share the people and businesses you have learned to trust. Perhaps they to can make a difference in our Portland Real Estate Scene.
Seen a video that really inspired you recently? Or perhaps it was a listing video that drove you to pick up the phone and call to arrange a tour. Videos can have a huge impact on us in many ways. One of the ways I often relax in an evening is to search out videos. With that in mind, I will be sharing here some video real estate that has either inspired me or driven me to some type of constructive action. Feel free to send me yours as well. Many of my friends and clients already inspire me and it would be an honor to post what in turn drives you to action..
This first one of my series is one that I discovered earlier this year and have had it on my IPhone ever since. Its one of those that at first glance may seem not very relevant to anything to do with much. But .. in the 12 minutes I think you will agree that the guy has a passion, a dream, he followed it and wow .. and talk about enjoying what one is doing, Hopefully you’ll discover this kind of passion with the people you work with. And, hey .. if you don’t find that kind of passion in me as your Realtor, please .. you have my permission .. hit me over the head.
Sit back and enjoy!