Getting to Know Our Agents- Part II

Last week, we met the fearless leader of the Mallett Integrity Team of Keller Williams, Steve Mallett. Today we are focusing on one of our Buyer’s Agents, Lori Howe. I sat down and emailed her a series of questions, ( lets be honest, unless you’re on TV, no one actually has time for a face-to-face interview unless its via Skype.) Here is a little bit of information that might help you understand Lori a little better…

When did you get into Real Estate?

2  1/2 years ago

What did you do before Real Estate?

Office Manager for a Christian Counseling Center

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What made you interested in being a Realtor?

My husband built homes for years and through that time I really enjoyed learning about buying/selling real estate.

What is your favorite part about the business?

Dealing with Buyers.   It is so cool helping people find their dream home and creating relationships with them.  It makes me so happy when the process is complete and they are grinning from ear to ear.

What makes you qualified to sell/Buy people’s homes?

I spend a lot of time listening to what they want.  Whether they are selling or buying, you have to listen.  They need to know that someone really cares about one of the most important decisions in their life.

Who is your biggest motivator or Role Model in the business?

There are too many to name.

Where did you get your first sale/buy as an agent?

Kyle, Texas

Why do you think it is important for people to use Agents?

There are so many processes that you have to go through to get to closing.   It’s not just as easy as agreeing to a price and signing on the dotted line.   If you miss one step, you could dig a hole that is really hard to get out of.  Agents can take you step by step to insure you get to the closing table and get those keys!

So you can see why we would want her on our team so much. She is experienced, smart and willing to help. The good qualities don’t stop there though, she is also creative. Included below is an anology she came up with between pregnancy and real estate:

BEING A REAL ESTATE AGENT IS LIKE BEING PREGNANT

You finally decide you’re ready to take on the career of being a Real Estate Agent.

You work everyday with many disappointments to get that first contract.

Then suddenly when you’re not expecting it, it happens.

The excitement of knowing that your career has begun gives you such a rush of true bliss.

Then it begins…..bouts of nausea, sleepless nights, emotional roller coasters trying to get your client the

best deal possible. Will this ever end?

Everyday you pray that the closing date will come earlier, but inevitably it goes past the “expected”

scheduled date.

But finally, the exciting day has arrived. Although you’re hoping for a smooth and painless closing,

difficulty arises. You push through the hurdles with every ounces of strength you have. Committed to

delivering a beautiful home to your clients.

You take charge and do everything in your power to make it as painless as possible.

The documents are signed and delivered!

Exhausted and elated, you say…..

I’m ready to do it again!

BEING A REAL ESTATE AGENT IS LIKE BEING PREGNANT

I hope you got a kick out of this epiphany I had recently. There is a lot of

dedication and hard work that goes into being an agent and I LOVE my job

.Written by: Lori Howe, Real Estate Agent

Next week we will take a look at Ronnie Klein, the newest member of the team. He might be fresh on the Mallett Integrity Team wagon, but there are years of Real Estate under his belt.

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