The absolute and for sure toughest part of this job is handling and dealing with the non-stop wild ride of emotions. The most accurate visual picture would be to pick out the wildest ride at Magic Mountain, get on it and ride it for 13 or 14 hours in a row. Then do it again the next day. Ups, downs, twists and turns and everything in between. The challenge for us as Realtors is to not get on that ride but watch it from the control booth. So much easier said than done. After showing a house this morning, I felt so much pain for the family and the situation that it has knocked me out of the booth and onto the tracks. Writing this will help me get back into the booth as I sort through how I am feeling about their situation. It just happens, you get close to people and feel their ride, the turns of life's unexpected events and the sudden descents that cut to the core. I'm not complaining here, this is truly an amazing job with many many more happy rides than bad ones. I am going to climb back in the control booth, push the button, release the brake and let her go around again and hopefully see the smiles as they depart from their recent real estate ride. After all, who really wants to ride on a coaster that is slow straight and flat?
This is Dave, from The McLaughlin Group, keeping it real in real estate!