Who’s Got Your Back?
Everyone needs someone to have their back. I think of Goose and Maverick, Ponch and Jon, Thelma and Louise, Danny and Kenickie. Obviously, these are a bit over-dramatized, but you get the idea. We all want to know that someone is looking out for us. A lot of us do it every single day. In my life, lenders have the back of the borrower and ultimately, me, their Realtor. As a Realtor, I have my client’s back. I advocate for them, making sure they are getting the best deal possible and doing my best to anticipate any pitfalls so we can avoid them. Doctors advocate for their patients, teachers advocate for students and PETA advocates for animals.
Align yourself with those that will do what they do best and have your back in matters in which they excel. If you cave in at the sight of the perfect sports car, take an unemotional friend to the car lot with you. If are looking for the job of your dreams, seek out a recruiter that only works with the best companies in your field. If you are buying or selling a house, hire a Realtor who has a track record of exceeding client expectations.
It’s nice to know someone has our back. Most of us would appreciate it if someone stuck up for us if they overheard something untrue at the watercooler. We would be grateful if another child told a bully to back off our son. So, if we appreciate when others have our back, we need to make sure we are doing that for someone else. We’re all busy. We “don’t have time” to get involved. But how much time would it take to stand up for a friend or co-worker? Or to give one night a month to a cause involving those that can’t speak for themselves?
When you are making big life decisions, make sure you know who’s got your back. And when someone else needs a little help, be their Goose!
Michelle Froedge is a residential Realtor and Principal Broker in the Greater Nashville and Williamson County areas of Tennessee. “Mom” to four-legged fur baby, Tyler, Auntie to Zelamie, she is a vegetarian and sings in her spare time. Michelle has lived in Nashville and Franklin since 1997 and has been selling homes since 2004.