Who is your Super Hero?

by Karen Briscoe
June 23, 2016

generic superhero, dadThis past weekend we honored and celebrated fathers in America with their own special day. The two fathers closest to me are my own father and husband. Fathers are often a child’s first super hero and possess x-ray vision, super strength, speed and agility, invulnerability and are capable of leaping tall buildings with a single bound. Everyone can benefit from having role models and mentors to look up to and emulate. Let’s consider how real estate agents can tap into these super hero capabilities to help their clients achieve their objective of home buying or selling.

X-ray vision for a father is being able to see what’s really going on, sometimes referred to as having eyes in the back of their head. A real estate agent can hone her x-ray vision by being in tune with the market and being alert for trends and shifts. Physical strength of a super hero correlates to the agent’s ability to power through difficult situations – even break through walls of indecision and challenging situations.

Speed and agility is achieved by the super hero and agent alike by being on the top of their game. One can move quickly when focused and in shape both figuratively and literally. It is a skill that can be learned and perfected with practice. The real estate market changes quickly. An example that comes to mind is the best houses almost always sell really fast. The agent must be alert to when one hits the market so that their client can move quickly.generic villain

True super heroes always have some vulnerability, that’s where the villain attacks. This is where the hero engages his powers to overcome their own weakness with super strength. The hero knows their weakness and takes action to rise above. Professional agents being human of course have weaknesses as well. One strategy is to seek counsel from a trusted mentor or broker. And like many super heroes, I am in business with a partner that encourages me and pushes me back out into the marketplace to do the best for our client.

The super hero effortlessly leaps tall buildings with a single bound. For me this happens when I cut a deal that beats the market. Achieving for my client the highest sale ever for a neighborhood or type of home is a super feat to be celebrated.

Karen Briscoe and Lizzy Conroy and their team HBC Group at Keller Williams are super heroes to their clients as active and experienced Realtors® in the Northern Virginia, suburban Maryland and Washington, DC market place. They would be delighted to assist whether for home buying or selling. Please contact via the means most convenient for you: www.HBCGroupKW.com, 703-734-0192, Homes@HBCGroupKW.com.

Karen Briscoe is Principal of the Huckaby Briscoe Conroy Group (HBC) and author of "Real Estate Success in 5 Minutes a Day". She is an Associate Broker in Virginia, a Certified Luxury Home Market Specialist, and a member of the Women’s Council of Realtors. Karen began her real estate career developing residential lots with the Trammel Crow Company in Dallas, and in commercial real estate with The Staubach Company in the Washington, DC Metro area. Karen has a Masters Degree from Southern Methodist University and her BA from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri – her hometown.
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