Recently, VAR published its annual housing report titled Pieces of Home. Below is an excerpt from an article that RAR CEO, Laura Lafayette contributed to the publication.
As a conversation starter, people often ask: Are you busy? I never fail to give the same answer every time: “I’m always busy.” Because in today’s world, unless you dump your devices in the deep blue sea and head on vacation, is there any other state of being than perpetually busy? So it’s not surprising that sometimes we can get so caught up in the to-do list of life that we push its meaning to the side and forget to live it.
You have to enter a listing into MLS, meet the inspector at the house, call three anxious buyers back in the next 10 minutes, run comps, produce a CMA, and, for the umpteenth time, explain that the guestimate on that popular website is just that — a wild guess.
All of that work is more than merely important, it is essential in your chosen
profession, but it’s not the essence of what it means to be a REALTOR®. As a
REALTOR® — whether you’re helping someone purchase their ﬁrst or ﬁfth
home, whether it’s the young couple just starting out or the seniors who need
to downsize but have lived in their home for 40 years — each and every day,
you powerfully, indelibly aﬀect the lives of others…