How Do You Do?

Being a Realtor who works in the South, we’re a polite bunch for the most part.  We tend to greet one another with variations of “Hello” with “Howdy,” “How are yew” in a more formal setting.  Usually that’s on our first meeting or introduction at the office or when you’re hopping into my car for a house tour.   “How’s it going” “Hey” and “What’s up” may slip out once we’ve chatted more in depth and discussed how you met, how many pets you have and what their names are.  

What never changes whether formal or casual is the “yessir” and “yes, ma’am.”  Now, I’ll be the first to admit, if you’re not from the South and you get a Yessir thrown at you,How Do You Do? likely your normal reaction is “No need to call me Sir.  Steve is fine” or “How old do you think I am?”  It’s not an insult to receive a Yessir to a question you just asked.  It’s a form of respect around these parts.  It’s almost rude to just answer with a plain ol’ Yes.  

Granted, in the overall scheme of house hunting, we Realtors tend to be the same.  We hope you have a positive experience with a new knowledge of the community you’re thinking about joining that you didn’t have before.  We hope we abided most speed limits, stop signs and kept to a minimum the knee driving while sharing a document, stayed 10 & 2 and didn’t talk over our shoulder so much you’d think we’d have a third eye coming out our left ear.  

If we’re really on our game, our tool kit we carry in the back will  be ready for mosquitoes, tools to fix jammed lockboxes, rubber boots, bathroom emergencies and anything else one could think of when playing the adult version of “Over the hill and through the woods” or “I Spy.”  And when we drop you off at your hotel, you leave with a sense of southern comfort.  We are proud of our town.  We love showing you why we love it so.  And we welcome you to visit any time.  And most importantly, if you’d like to move here, you may get comfortable real quick with a new version of “How do you do?”

One of the most valuable aspects of having a buyer agent is their extensive knowledge of the local real estate market. They can provide you with valuable insights into the current trends, pricing, and neighborhoods in the area you are interested in. This information is essential in making informed decisions when it comes to selecting the right property for you.

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