It’s a familiar story: a couple are on a journey, looking to make their dreams come true. But they’re cynical, they’ve been burned in the past, and they feel like they’ll never find ‘the one.’ Then one day, lightening strikes! They meet the perfect person, the world seems sweeter, colours are brighter. They’ve finally fallen in love … with their real estate agent!
Well, maybe that last part isn’t so familiar. (Why hasn’t Hollywood produced a real estate rom-com yet? Maybe, “You’ve Got Resale Value”, or “When Buyer Met Seller”?) But we’ve heard from our clients time and again that when they find a real estate agent who just gets them, the feeling is almost as amazing as falling in love.
Take Kathy & Paul Gomes, who engaged Agents of Change to match them with a Realtor® to sell their old home and help them find their dream home in a neighbourhood they loved. They had worked with real estate agents in the past who had made them feel pressured to close the deal, or to accept a price they didn’t think was fair. Paul, especially, was skeptical about the whole real estate process; even though they needed a bigger home to accommodate their growing family, Paul was reluctant to move at all because of negative experiences with real estate agents in the past.
But when Kathy and Paul were matched with their ideal agent through Agents of Change, they were surprised at how positive a real estate experience could be. “Having to do two real estate transactions when you’re reluctant to do one is a big deal,” Paul says. “And I never thought I would give any Realtor a testimonial, so the fact that I’m doing that now says a lot.”
Kathy remembers not knowing how to articulate what they wanted in a new home. Their agent truly listened to them, “not just to what we were saying to her, but what we were saying to one another.” Facilitating this kind of full communication put the couple on the path towards what they were really looking for.
“The Realtor relationship is far more personal than I would have expected,” Kathy says. Compared to past transactions, “it felt like our agent invested a lot more time in us.”
“It’s not just a transaction,” Paul added. “It can actually be something that makes your life better. That’s a big statement coming from me.”
What could be sweeter? A couple of real estate cynics finding the perfect agent and falling in love with their new home? That’s a happy ending worth celebrating!
Agents of Change is a certified B Corp that matches clients with their ideal real estate agent – for free. We find their best match using cutting-edge, machine-learning technology – with a human touch. Our process produces the happiest real estate clients on earth (at least that’s what they tell us)! Once the transaction closes, clients get to direct 50% of our referral fee (on average, about $2,000) to the not-for-profit of their choice. Get a better agent, a better experience, and a better community through Agents of Change.