My New Outside Blog: Working Behind the Scenes

Working Behind the Scenes


Ballet Pose - Photograph by Jamie Starcevich

There truly is an art to being a Realtor.  The perception of many is that we get to show gorgeous homes that one would see in the Celebrity Home Show.  Just open the door and our job is pretty much over.

The reality is that there is so much that goes on behind the scene.  A top professional just makes it appear easy ... like the ballerina jumping, spinning and gracefully lighting up the stage.  Behind that gorgeous ballet dancer's magic are years of hard work, countless hours of practice and the need to continue to stay on top of her ability with continued commitment.

Same applies to Top Professionals.  Continued hard work, commitment to excellence, staying on top of all the new changes.  Countless hours of phone calls staying connected to the transaction process and negotiating and holding the parties together to assure the sale closes.

We just make it seem so easy as we drive up in our clean cars, look professionally dressed and simply open the door.  I believe the door opens to the next level of the most difficult part of the process.  Finding the right home is the easy part, it is what happens from the offer to contract and forward that makes the difference. 

And behind the scenes hard work takes place so when we go to closing and our clients are smiling we have the best reward our profession can bring, satisfaction of a job well done!

Comment balloon 9 commentsConnie Goodrich • March 03 2011 05:55PM


When a client tells me how easy the deal was I take it as a compliment cause we both know how many fires had to be put out to get it there. Have a great day Connie.

Posted by Randy Ostrander, Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI (Lake and Lodge Realty LLC ) over 8 years ago

Connie, Love the flowers are your page!  This post is so true.  Clients have no idea what we do, behind the scenes.  Probably, just as well:)   That's part of the magic of our profession.  Getting it done, to please our clients.

Posted by Frances C. Rokicki, Broker-Mentor,CRS (Fran Rokicki Realty, LLC) over 8 years ago

Hi Connie, your blog is so true.  I have had clients make comments like....after working with you....I want to become a REALTOR.  It looks like such fun and you get to go into all of these beautiful homes.  I agree with you...our job has just begun once under we have to get it to closing.

Posted by Judith Parker, CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC (ProStead Realty) over 8 years ago

If you make it look easy you are doing your job!  Good work Connie.

Posted by 'The Diamond Group' 'A Cut Above The Rest', Lubbock Texas Real Estate (The Diamond Group @ Keller Williams) over 8 years ago

Connie? A ballerina? Nah, it is more like an organized 7 dwarfs for each of us!

Jacque & Larry

Posted by Larry & Jacque Ficek, Realtors - Wasilla Alaska (Alaska Dream Makers) over 8 years ago

GOOD MORNING CONNIE!  And if you are able to keep it all together your clients will only see the end performance - a job well done!

Posted by Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind, Broker/Owner (KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Connie, like the submerged iceberg, many don't see all the prep work in your career before you get on top. Good point.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) over 8 years ago


I agree.  Behind the superficiality of any vocation, including real estate, lies deeper levels to be explored and refined. Good post.. g

Posted by Cherise Selley, Colorado Springs Realtor (Selley Group Real Estate, LLC) over 8 years ago

Connie, I agree with you as well.  Many years of gaining knowledge, practice, relationships with many kinds of people and all that goes into working with sellers and buyers,  unseen things that do not need to be said they just need to be done.  Good post.

Posted by Mary Stewart, Wilsonville and Surrounding Portland Metro Areas (HomeTrust Real Estate, LLC, Homes for Everyone) over 8 years ago