Listen, we know it’s hard out there right now, especially for buyer’s agents who are duking it out over the disintegrating housing inventory. But sometimes, the best medicine is a good giggle. So we scoured the internet for the best memes and created some of our own. Enjoy this list of the funniest memes that poke fun at our current situation.
Hopefully, a few of these will put a smile on your face. (At least, until your buyer client calls you with 10 more houses out of their price range to look at.) Feel free to share these with your fellow agents who are also busting their bums in the trenches.
1. This struggle is so real
2. Ain’t nobody got time for that
3. Buyer: ‘Maybe they’ll accept our offer…’
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4. Oh, how glorious to be chosen…
5. That would be great
6. The heartbreak brings tears to my eyes
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7. Oh, please…you obviously don’t understand how the market works!
8. 100% accurate
9. It’s all about priorities
10. Et tu, Brute?
11. Get that idea out of your mouth
12. I love a tough negotiator
It’s easy to see (and feel) the pain as well as the humor in these gut-busting memes. And these are only our top picks for this week. As long as people keep making them, we’ll all keep laughing right through the tears. We feel the pinch for everyone and encourage you to step back, take a deep breath, and keep pushing forward. It won’t always be this tough.
Yes, today’s market is challenging. That’s why we want to acknowledge the hard work you do with a bonus meme that sums it up for us perfectly.
While we love providing you with some levity about today’s real estate market, we also want to offer some actionable tips that can help you succeed. Check out our top tips below and share any others you might have in the comments section!
5 Tips to Navigate Today’s Market
There’s no doubt that the current market situation is wild. But we’ve got a few strategies to help you get through it in one piece. Here are five tips you can implement right now to jump ahead in your real estate business.
1. Educate Your Clients
Make sure you coach your clients on where the market is right now. If you manage their expectations and let them know exactly what they can expect, it will go a long way in helping with inevitable stressful situations. For example, if you already know that your buyers will need to be prepared financially to pay closing costs, escalation clauses, and even appraisal gaps, it’s better to let them know upfront.
2. Engage in Insightful Conversation
When you contact that listing agent, ask them questions that will help you learn more about the home, the sellers, and why they’re selling. Try to establish rapport with the agent. If you can have a conversation where you can learn more about the sellers and what their triggers are, you’ll be lightyears ahead of your competition.
3. Know Your Market Inside & Out
The market changes constantly. Stay on top of subtle shifts by keeping up with what’s happening each day in your market. Study what’s happening on your MLS. You’ll be poised to be the hero to your clients if you’re the go-to agent for all the latest real estate trends. Not to mention, you’ll be ready to pounce when the right property appears for your clients.
4. Practice Patience & Professionalism.
Kindness goes such a long way when you’re pitted against 30 other agents for the same listing. It’s a frustrating time for everyone and it can be tough to practice restraint in some situations. But the last thing you want is to cost your clients a house because you popped off to the listing agent. Give yourself a moment, take a deep breath, and remember that you are there to provide an invaluable service to your clients.
5. Take Time for Yourself.
Stress gives everyone a short fuse. It’s essential to make time for you and practice some self-care. Set boundaries and then honor them. We’re in a highly demanding time, and you need to take extra care of yourself to prevent agent burnout. You got into real estate for specific reasons—think back on those reasons. Now would be a great time to write down the things you’re most grateful for and remind yourself of your “why.”
Now that you’ve taken a moment to have a good laugh and practiced a little self-love, we hope it brightened your day and gave you a little fuel to keep doing what you do.
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