2020 has been a stressful year for all of us. We started the new decade enthusiastically, only to be disappointed with a pandemic and social/political unrest. The real estate industry has
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Dated: August 21 2020
2020 has been a stressful year for all of us. We started the new decade enthusiastically, only to be disappointed with a pandemic and social/political unrest. The real estate industry has always been an exciting one, but fickle. The crash in the early 2000s caused many real estate professionals to leave the business and brokerages to close their doors. Weichert, Realtors- ABG Properties grew during that time. They stuck to their values of being full-time, dedicated professionals and they persisted- and even flourished. I was still in school during that time, but I remember my mom and her colleagues helping with the short sales, foreclosures, and a lot of stressed out, nervous clients. I got my own real estate license in 2016, just when the housing inventory in Louisville began to shrink. Now it's at its lowest since... well, forever. This has created an extremely stressful environment for buyers all spring and summer, and it will continue into the fall. It's also led more agents to leave the business.
What I see here is an opportunity. The types of people who succeed in the real estate industry are the ones who care deeply about helping people- the ones who answer the phone, and never forget which party they represent in a transaction. I'm so proud to be affiliated with Weichert, because it's a company full of agents like this. Many of the agents from other brokerages I've interacted with are this way too. And the beauty of this competitive, low-inventory situation is that the uncommited, in-it-for-the-wrong-reason agents are going to weed themselves out, leaving only the very dedicated, the very best. The ones who actually care.
There is opportunity here for you if you've been thinking about becoming a real estate agent, but haven't been sure if it's right. Maybe you've had a bad experience with an agent yourself, and you want to get your license and do better for others. Maybe you love the idea of helping first time homebuyers find their perfect starter, or helping empty-nesters downsize into their forever home. Maybe you just love the idea of being a helping hand in the biggest transactions of people's lives.
If you've been thinking about getting into the real estate business so that you can work less but make more, this message isn't for you. But if you've been thinking about getting your license to help people and help our community, please reach out to me. People are going to be facing extremely difficult situations in the coming fall and probably for years to come. I want more agents like the professional and caring Weichert agents we already have, to be there for those people.
And if you're worried about buying or selling a home in the months to come, please reach out to me and I'll help you or connect you with another agent who can.
I hope you're all staying healthy and finding peace and happiness in these troubling times.
Jessie started her real estate career in 2015 after graduating from Indiana University with a degree in Political Science. She combines her love for writing, research, art and advertising with her rol....