My name is Ron Buck, and I’m a Realtor. So, let me try to defend my career choice. First, I don’t love houses. I like houses–I’ve even helped build houses – but I don’t love them. I do love people, though. I decided to get into real estate because my wife and I had a couple of really horrendous experiences with Realtors in the 1980s, and I thought, “I could sure do a lot better job than this!” I also thought my experience as a small business owner would give me a unique perspective of “customer satisfaction.”
Along the way I’ve spent a fair amount of time in real estate education, and also a fair amount of time training new agents. I love doing that, too.
In today’s market everyone sees the opportunity to move UP – and believe me, it’s there. But people forget that the good deal they expect on the buying end also extends to the sale of their current home. It’s human nature to want the most when you sell, but to spend the least when you buy–and that’s exactly what the person who likes YOUR home hopes to do. Maybe this blog will give people some perspective on that.
I also like to write–when I have time I can do OK at it. But, I am in awe of real wordsmiths, and I know I’ll never be one. So be tolerant. I think you will learn something, and of course you can always ask me questions. If I can’t answer them I’ll find someone who can. I won’t fake it. I hate it when people do that to me, and I won’t do it to you.