As a part of our on going series on 828 Real Estate’s Team Members Top 5 Favorite Things About Being A Real Estate Agent, our newest agent, Lindsay Pinckney discusses the top aspects of her career in real estate. Here are the top 5 reasons Lindsay decided to work in our industry.
#1 The People
The people I meet and the relationships I build with them would not exist without real estate. Since we live in a place that attracts vacation home buyers, we meet people and families from all over the country, whether they are buying a second or third home, or relocating to the High Country like I did. Hearing their stories and finding things in common with them makes helping them buy or sell their home that much more fun.
#2 Every Day is Different
Even though every transaction has the same tasks, every day is different. One day I could be in the office and the next day out showing property. From the people to the properties to the obstacles to get passed. Because no transaction is the same, I can safely say I learn something new with each client.
#3 Helping Others
Whether you’re buying or selling, moving is very stressful. My goal is to do as much as I can to ease the stress for clients. From scheduling inspections to getting buyers in touch with lenders and contractors to taking great photos and marketing a property well, these things all go into making the process as smooth as possible. It is a great feeling when you close on a transaction with happy and satisfied clients.
Being able to make my own schedule and not having to be in an office from 9-5 is another thing I love about real estate. I have two small children and spending time with them and watching them grow is important to me. The fact that I can do most of the work from home during nap time and bedtime gives me the best of both worlds. Since most buyers and sellers have 9-5 jobs and can’t communicate until the evening any way, it gives me the opportunity to spend the day with my kids and work with clients in the evening.
#5 Viewing Homes
Getting to see homes all over the High Country really is fun. Old houses with character and charm, new houses with the latest trends and high end finishes. Dated houses that need some TLC and renovated houses that show the sellers tastes. Big houses that can fit multiple families for the holidays and small, quaint houses for a cozy feel. Mountain cabins, traditional and contemporary houses, and homes situated on farm land, the area has it all and gives another fun perk of being in real estate.