Sometimes, working with buyers and sellers can feel a lot like parenting your children. In fact, being a mom and being a real estate agent share some striking similarities.
If you’re a mom thinking about a career in real estate, or a mom who already has an established career in real estate, get ready to be inspired — here’s why moms are some of the best real estate agents around.
Moms know how to multitask
Multitasking is a must-have skill for parents and real estate agents, and having the ability to focus on several things at once is a critical asset for both roles.
With kids, getting them out the door and on the bus to school can be a daily juggling battle. You have to get them dressed, put breakfast on the table, make sure they have everything needed for the day and so much more. And, all of that happens before you’ve even had a chance to finish a cup of coffee.
As a real estate agent, you might be juggling last minute lender demands, an expedited closing schedule and client requests at the same time… and from multiple deals, to make things even more interesting. If you’re a mom, packing these to-dos into a single day almost feels natural.
Moms expertly roll with the punches
It’s unpredictable, you never know what the day will bring, and no two days are ever the same.
That statement easily applies to motherhood and to real estate careers. As a mom, you know how important it is to adapt to situations as they change (and things always seem to change). This ability to be flexible is priceless in real estate, too.
Moms are patient and empathetic caregivers
Caring for real estate clients is surprisingly similar to caring for children, and this type of care and concern comes naturally to moms. You’ll develop emotional connections with buyers and sellers, and they’ll trust in your professional expertise as they make life-changing decisions about purchasing and selling their homes. Helping clients navigate this process successfully requires hearty amounts of empathy, patience and genuine concern. These characteristics are even more important when clients (and children) are driving you nuts.
In some ways, helping real estate clients is very similar to helping your kids navigate the ups and downs of growing up. Emotions run rampant, but it’s important to have a patient, nurturing figure to keep things calm and under control at home, at the office and everywhere else these two fast-paced roles will take you.
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