• Tom Andre, Associate Broker, REALTOR®, & Licensed Professional Counselor (GA-LPC)

Behind Every Transaction... Is A Transition.

Updated: Feb 13

Somehow I've found my way into this truth mentioned above. Transactions are motivated by a transition, usually associated with a life-stage change of some sort.

What is a life-stage change? Life stage changes or transitions may include things like moving schools, starting or finishing education, starting a new career, getting married and/or divorced, job relocation, retirement, adjusting to aging, medical related issues, and even death.

These things can have a serious impact on general health and wellbeing because often they are emotionally-charged.

They also are often the driving force behind a move and/or real estate transaction. It's a personal disruption, whether the reasons are positive or negative. Many times it is a myriad of things, not just one.

It could be a post divorce(ing), empty-nesting, and downsizing while navigating being newly single and are selling their marital home (with many memories in it) while planning for their next phase of life.

I see this in real estate with my clients and others. I think most every real estate agent must see it, too, but my lens is slightly different because of my background as a psychotherapist (LPC-GA).

And, a little of bit (or a lot of it) of what is going on in peoples lives will end up in the transaction. It helps (or hurts) the tonality of the negotiation, the mindset of all parties, and it often has an effect on the outcome. It shows up one way or another... and must be handled delicately.

Buying or Selling your home can be a difficult process in of itself, but often complicated by what is going on in your life. But, it doesn’t have to be. Most people are looking for a REALTOR® who will listen to you and that you can come to actually trust. I understand that it can be overwhelming with all of the options out there, but it shouldn’t be this difficult to find a professional who can understand you, your needs and who will guide you through the process gently and efficiently.

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