Top Sacramento Realtor
A funny thing happened a few days ago to this top listing agent in Elk Grove. I had received a referral to a couple of sellers who were selling a home in Elk Grove owned by their parents. They wanted to know more about me, so I shared the fact I have sold hundreds of homes in Elk Grove. I’ve been in the business for 43 years, and they are unlikely to find another agent with such a unique track record. Lyon Real Estate has an office in Elk Grove, as well as 16 other offices throughout Sacramento. I am also not just a top listing agent in Elk Grove, in fact, I rank in the top agents in all of Sacramento County.
When the marketing director at Lyon Real Estate called to ask if I would be available to receive a Lyon Top 3 Agent award at our celebration last month, my response was sure, as long as I’m not at Chez Colonoscopy Camp. She thought I was joking, comparing the awards celebration with a colonoscopy. Oh, no, a colonoscopy is slightly different, for one thing, there are drugs involved. I didn’t notice anybody snorting, smoking or shooting up at the Lyon Awards celebration.
I couldn’t recall offhand when I had made the appointment because the staff at UC Davis called when we were vacationing to see the migration of the butterflies in Mexico. Is this a good time, the nurse asked, when I was huffing and puffing it up the mountainside in the Sierra Madre Oriental. The only thing I wanted was the darned pill. They have a pill now so you don’t have to drink 4,000 ML of Gavilyte. Unfortunately, my doctor at Chez Colonoscopy Camp does not feel the pill is as effective.
A team member reminded me this weekend that I have not yet blogged about who is the Number One Agent at Lyon Real Estate Downtown. First, it helps to know that Lyon has almost 1,000 agents in the company. As if it’s not enough that this Sacramento Realtor has placed four times in the 3 top agents at Lyon Real Estate, she has also earned the top agent at Lyon Real Estate Downtown for the past 6 years straight. Of course you know I’m talking about myself. How quickly time passes by when you’re busy with Sacramento real estate.
As a top Sacramento Realtor, I don’t always think about what I do, I just do it. But when I explain to sellers what I do, especially during a listing presentation, stuff comes out of my mouth that sometimes amazes even me because I’m not consciously coming up with those thoughts. They just flow from my day-to-day business operations. When I have to verbalize my actions, that creates a life experience to share with others.
Last week I met with sellers in South Land Park who had initially talked with me while I was on vacation in Mexico. They set aside 3 available appointment time: 11:30, 1:30 and 3:30. They planned to interview 3 top Sacramento Realtors referred to them by an agent friend from the Bay area. I told the seller I would take the first appointment because, after he talks with me, all the agents that follow my presentation will pale by comparison. That’s not bragging, that’s just the way I see it. And yes, they wisely decided to hire me.
Top producers in Sacramento real estate generally get to that spot two different ways. Either they know a ton of people or they pay the price by working super hard. It could be a combination of those two things but usually it is not. We all know the guys whose lives are a continual party; who rarely return phone calls, seem to subsist on scotch and cashews, yet are rolling in the dough. It’s only human nature to want to gravitate toward that HGTV lifestyle. Who wants to work that hard?
There are always those handful of agents who mess up again and again yet continue to be top producers. They’re just lucky, I think, that the business that falls by the wayside due to their lack of attention doesn’t matter in their overall scheme of things because they can afford to lose clients. Their relationships shower business on them. Or, maybe it’s their charm that continues to open doors. I’ve been married to a few ex-husbands capable of that.