AboutI used to think competence was everything and that people should want to work with me because of my knowledge and expertise of the contract, the escrow process or my production achievements in the year prior. But really, this is just the baseline of why someone may want to work with me. It’s so much more than that. Being a great real estate professional also means being a great relationship builder and sincerely caring about others. It’s about showing up after closing to help a buyer when something breaks or making sure your new buyers in town know where to check out the best holiday light displays. While some may view the closing table as the last step in the client relationship, for me it’s just the beginning. I’ve been able to build lasting relationships with clients, becoming their go-to person for all things real estate throughout the year. Partnering with clients to experience the joys and responsibilities that come with homeownership is rewarding.