Have you ever found something you thought was utterly beautiful?
You go & share your excitement & get the look of WTF?
Then you find yourself questioning your judgement, questioning your point of view.
Take this picture for example. Its a 'patch' on a floor discovered when pulling up carpet. Part of me wants to know what is under the patch, but the other part of me is thinking, its been there for 70+ years, its working, leave it alone. It has so much character. Its amazing. Its beautiful. Then I immediately start thinking, how can the floors be refinished to showcase this long hidden gem?
So how do you get past the WTF moment?
That can be frustrating or eye opening. Like it or not, that can & does happen in real estate.
You go to show a property, you are excited to share with someone else. Sometimes the client is excited too, sometimes not. So, how do you align your perspective of real estate beauty with that of the client? Well, that is when understanding the client is KEY. Taking the time to get to know each other is part of the process. Maybe that means meeting up in a coffee shop and chatting (or a pub if coffee is not your thing), texting pinterest ideas you love to your realtor, or becoming friends on facebook or instagram.
This means the real estate agent also has to open up & share with YOU (the client). Comfort & understanding is mutual for the agency agreement to be most productive.
So don't think your agent is being nosy, they are just trying to understand your perspective of beauty.
Being a home owner can be exciting and at times, well.... not so exciting. Having kiddos takes home projects to a new level too, as least for me. Case in point, my kids experiment with flushing a bathtub toy was a FAIL. Which led to discovering the toilet flange was completely rusted away and had been leaking slowly. I wanted to remodel our guest bathroom, it just began sooner than expected (see what was uncovered in the subflooring--replaced underlayment & subfloor--joists were ok).
Knowing & trusting contractors and craftspeople is KEY. Electrician, carpenter, plumber, mason, custom door maker, the list is LONG if you have the ability to dream! Craftspeople have the ability to make your vision of a space a reality (and tolerate you along the way). I like to be be involved (DIYer to the core!) . I like the look of tile but had never installed....so the bathroom remodel was also a learning experience.
Hi, I am Summer, real estate agent in NE Iowa. This blog is about life, of which Real Estate is a part of. Happy reading!