The Most Important Factor When Hiring a Professional

There is one universal factor that applies when it comes to choosing a professional. Whether that’s a real estate broker, mortgage loan officer, divorce attorney, anyone who will in any way represent you and your interests.

What to look for when choosing a professional to represent you? Are they a safe place to land.

You could also look at it as “would I choose this person if I were looking for a trusted therapist”? Because really, while not perhaps clinically or officially designated therapists real estate brokers, mortgage pros and yes even divorce attorneys are unofficial versions of a therapist. *I can hear my family law and social work friends bristle at that and NO I’m not suggesting we actually practice therapy but there are commonalities*

The bottom line is: are they and can they be a safe and trusted space for you as you navigate a stressful live event?

I (only sort of) joke that people tell me shit. All. The. Time. I was recently a passenger with some guy I’d never met and started a conversation. At one point he stopped, gave me some serious side eye and said “I’m not sure why I’m telling you all of this”. I bounced up and down in my seat assuring him he was safe. I actually was a therapist in a former life and am known by close friends as a vault.

When considering hiring a professional to guide and walk with you through a transitional period of your life, I beg you to consider whether or not they will be a safe and trusted space. Because that one factor makes ALL the difference.

As much as I am actually a vault for others including clients, at the same time I also need safe spaces to emotionally fall apart and be held. Opening up to allowing that has been a lesson in humility.

The people I turn to when I’m having a meltdown of any kind? They’re the best, most brave, loving, kind and fierce people I have ever had the privilege of knowing. They have my back in an instant just as I have theirs. And they are priceless. They also happen to be kickass business owners, professionals, artists and brilliant humans who continue to gift me with wisdom I didn’t know I needed. They are my closest circle and they are pretty damn amazing.

So when considering hiring ANY professional, ask yourself: can this person be a safe and trusted space for me as I go through this transition? It just might make all the difference.

Copyright©2018 by Diane McDermott, All Rights Reserved, “The Most Important Factor When Hiring a Professional”

The content of this blog is the original content of Diane McDermott, NC Residential Real Estate Broker in Charlotte NC, Heartfelt, Empowering Real Estate in Charlotte NC

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About dianemcdermott

Diane is deeply passionate about serving single and divorced women home buyers, first time home buyers and new to the area buyers navigate the Charlotte area home buying process. Having navigated separation and divorce she has immense respect for the stress of transition and need for a home living situation that supports and nurtures. She connects and guides clients as they navigate the home buying process, transitioning to a space they'll love calling home. McDermott Real Estate
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