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Maria Gilda Racelis

You are a Realtor! Be Damn Proud of It!

One who thinks of himself as an underrated individual because of his profession does not have the confidence to stay in the field.

I cringed when a fellow Realtor® posted a comment which diminished his own status as a professional. We help our clients reach their goal. RealtorAnd that is a huge achievement.

I am not sure about the rest of you but I reviewed hard to pass the test in Connecticut for the first time. I will not allow my chosen career to be disparaged lest my self-esteem should suffer.

Granted that there is no easy job. That every profession has its own difficulties. But what we do can’t be summed up in one page.

That is why we have to give high regard for our profession. And it starts within your self. Harness your ability to bring a positive image and exude confidence.

Here are my thoughts:

  • I could not think of any other profession out there that requires varying degree of patience for variegated parties in each transaction
  • I expect unexpected scenario to be endless which would require skills and high level of competence.
  • There is no one-size-fits-all negotiation strategy. It all depends on the market condition and some variables that need consideration.
  • Set modesty aside for the things that you know and be ready to admit the things that you don’t know
  • I adhere to the Code of Ethics which keep me out of trouble
  • I don’t just open the door to houses for my clients to see. I give them facts and opinions.
  • I don’t stare at my computer to solely check out listings. I read, investigate and digest information.
  • I maintain a high level of knowledge of the process involved in buying and selling real estate.
  • I treat people in all walks of life with respect and fairness.
  • I vow to keep my integrity and reputation uncompromised.  A smeared reputation and lost integrity could never be regained.
  • I owe my fiduciary duties to my clients. The $ sign should never get in the way.
  • I try to avoid animosity among other realtors as we may cross our paths again. Try is the key as a “once friendly atmosphere” could turn around in some instances.
  • I am infallible but I learn from my mistakes and I take this as a lesson learned and apply them whenever necessary.
  • I believe in the Prime Directive “What comes around goes around.” Hence, “Do unto others what you want others do unto you.” or as Confucius said,” “Do unto others what you want done unto you.”

Most of us are in this industry  after a successful career. Those who stayed never liked a boring job.

Next time someone asks you what you do for a living, answer in the manner that would show respect for yourself!

We don’t sell merchandise. We provide service and investment to our clients.

I am a Realtor® and I am damn proud of it!


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Maria Gilda Racelis
I am a full-time realtor and a no-nonsense individual when it comes to rendering services to my clients. I take my job and the responsibility it entails seriously. My clients come first. I ensure that they know and feel I am working for their best interest. However, I do not carry out tasks to compromise my principle. I conduct my business with pride, honesty and integrity.
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