I recently went to Boston to watch my husband run in the 121st running of the Boston Marathon.  This was his 5th time running in the marathon and we really enjoy soaking in the whole marathon atmosphere.

It dawned on me that helping you, my clients, is sort of like running a marathon.  Sometimes, it does feel like a race to the finish line, especially when a property ends up with multiple offers.  But, there are several similarities between gearing up for a marathon and your real estate transaction.

First and foremost, you need to train for a marathon.  You also need to have a trained real estate professional when you buy or sell a home.  As a Realtor© with over 17 years of experience, I am more than ready and able to go the distance for my clients.  The next important thing marathon runners need to have is stamina.  My husband has a whole training routine he follows religiously so that he does have the stamina to make it through the 26-mile course.  Real estate pros also need to have the stamina to take your transaction from the initial contract negotiations through the option period, inspections, appraisals and if all goes well, closing.  Sometimes the marathon goes smoothly and according to schedule; other times, detours pop up and it’s my job to make sure that we navigate through them and still make it to the finish line. 

Finally, it takes a team effort to successfully complete a marathon.  There are certainly some people who do it on their own, but generally, friends and family are there to cheer on and encourage a runner.  I also have my own team – Team Heitz – here to help you get to the finish line.  Give me a call – I’m ready to run to new "Heitz" for you.