This post by Margaret Galecki originally appeared on the Coldwell Banker, Townside REALTORS blog, Keepin' It Real Estate.
Though I know that searching for a new home is not always as fun as it may seem, such as when the perfect property is not available and both client and agent become frustrated, one recent home-viewing journey provided me with a little insight into how personally enriching a real estate career can be. As a non-competing manager, I rarely show property, but last week I had the opportunity to ride along with our principal broker, Bill Gearhart, while showing property to a family relocating from California.
Their four year-old daughter was quite charming and told me stories about Disneyland, her favorite blanket, and her Chow, “Max,” who was getting very, very old. She explained that her parents both worked out of town sometimes and that when one was away, the other parent took care of her. I asked if they were ever both gone, and her mother joked that “Max” could take care of her if that ever happened. The little girl immediately responded and said, “That would be impossible.” She continued saying, “He doesn’t have hands.” Seemed like a simple and reasonable point, but I was intrigued by her answer. “And why does that matter?” I said. She looked at me with surprised wide eyes and replied, “No hugs!”
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