For some reason, I keep attracting dog lovers. Maybe that's because I am a pet-friendly REALTOR® and dog lover myself. I hop in the car with families and their poodles, beagles, hounds and mutts. I take dog biscuits with me to my listing appointments. I carry dog goodies in my glove box. Once or twice I have to say, I actually have preferred the company of their dogs to certain "customers' who rode with me to look at land or a new "green-built" home here in the mountains near Asheville, NC. but mostly, pet-friendlyfolks are kind souls I really enjoy meeting.
A hundred or more dogs have introduced themselves to me along the way. I'd like to know why it is that dogs just seem to find a space for those in their sphere of influence to open up their hearts or laugh out loud?
Pet-friendly clients seem to know all about that safe-haven.
Call me Snoopy, but after years of looking into it, I really am beginning to believe that pets set the stage for people to make wise choices. .. a final outcome this REALTOR® certainly can appreciate.
Here's something interesting. Most dogs I've met on the showing of properties trail seem immediately to know when they are ‘Home"...
Take for example the story I like to tell about Gloria, an 80 pound Golden Retriever.. She sat down with a satisfied thud on the third porch we visited, gazed with assurance at my client, released a long sigh, and any question about where she wanted to stay was settled. Never mind that it was a brand new WNC HealthyBuilt® Home with all the energy efficient features and nontoxic finishes one could ever wish for. Never mind that it had geothermal features and a rainwater catchment system. Gloria needed no convincing. This was Home! Smart Dog.
I like to think that we have the option, through our pets and through stories, to discover more of who we and our clients are inside. I like to imagine that here is that amazing "space" that is able, somehow, to communicate what is most important to us and to them. Such treasures could help us to do well in our transactions while also making a special contribution to positive outcomes.. .for the benefit of all parties...in a sustainable way...now, and a hundred years from now.
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