“Impossible to put a Value on Trust”

“Impossible to put a Value on Trust”




I trust you will take care of them – home owning is a totally new concept to them. They have just recently decided to stay in the USA permanently.


I never mind being challenged when it comes to TRUST. There is no greater gift that you can give someone.


It is enough of a challenge for anyone to buy a home, but much more when someone doesn’t understand the customs, the down payment, the closing costs and the tax implications. All the information can be overwhelming.


Our meeting lasted over an hour. We had to review some of the information a few times, but when we were finished they took a deep breath and stated, “We are ready to begin out journey, but we will have many more questions.” They left with a pre-qualification in hand and a lot more at ease.


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Joe Petrowsky, NMLS #6869

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Comment balloon 29 commentsJoe Petrowsky • February 27 2016 03:51AM


Good morning Joe. Earnig their trust is the first step. Not letting them down is the journey! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) over 4 years ago

Joe Petrowsky You are the perfect person to explain the ins & outs of getting a mortgage to buy a home.  They will be back with the pre-qual filled out and a few more questions.

Posted by Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor (Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate) over 4 years ago

And you are exactly who they needed to describe the process to them. I'm sure they will be a source of future referrals!

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty) over 4 years ago

Hi Joe.  Yes, I can imagine this can be a difficult step for someone like this.  Good thing they have you to assist them.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 4 years ago

Hi Joe.  They have a multi faceted mortgage man with you.  A builder, former Realtor, rehabber and mortgage expert.

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) over 4 years ago

Yes, that is a big step and shift in thinking.  They came to right person.

Posted by Women of Westchester Working Together, Women helping Women get ahead (Women of Westchester Working Together) over 4 years ago

No doubt they are working with the right person that can be trusted.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) over 4 years ago

And...they will be back Joe!

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) over 4 years ago

That is something Joe and I can imagine what a difficult process that is...as I am sure they have had experiences that have not been friendly to them...nice, Joe.

Posted by Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond (RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate) over 4 years ago

They are lucky to be working with you. 

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 4 years ago

Good morning again Joe. Your title says it all and I love the premise too. Well done and never surprised at your dedication.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 4 years ago

Great story Joe. You gained a new customer for life too.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) over 4 years ago

Joe, it does feel good when your clients put trust in you to assist them.   KUDOS for another first time buyer.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 4 years ago

Knowledge is a great weapon and when it is used to guide the way you do it makes the journey so much easier.

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 ) over 4 years ago

So true Joe Petrowsky and time well spent.

Bill Roberts

Posted by Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner (Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate) over 4 years ago

Joe Petrowsky Trust is a precious commodity. There is no greater satisfaction to properly earn that trust.


Posted by Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC (NCW Home Inspections, LLC) over 4 years ago


Trust with a handshake--a sign of honor-  no papers to sign no promises to keep, it just is.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 4 years ago

The time and care you take with your clients turns into trust on their side.  I'm sure they appreciated you making sure they completely understood the process.  

Posted by Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living! (Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado) over 4 years ago

Hi Joe --- that's a nice feeling and an important one as well.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 over 4 years ago

Joe - it is all about trust.  Being a trusted advisor is the most important service you offer.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) over 4 years ago

Hi Joe,

If you can earn someone's trust, that is the foundation for success!  Trust is a huge component of what I do as a home inspector and I'm happy to be the source of information to put people at ease.  Great post!

Posted by David Artigliere, ARTI Home Inspections, ASHI Certified Home Inspect (Reading, Pottstown, Norristown, Philadelphia) over 4 years ago

I'm glad those folks found you. I know you are the right person to help them understand what they need to do and what everything means. 

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) over 4 years ago

Joe trust is priceless.  It is so hard to earn but yet so easy to lose.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 4 years ago

Good Morning Joe,

This is a great post! Would you believe as of 2016, a Texas Realtor can't used the word Value anymore? 

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) over 4 years ago

There is no way to quantify the value of trust, Joe. But you sure can quantify the cost when trust is lost.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) over 4 years ago

It always feels good to get a referral because it automatically signifies that the person giving me the referral trusts that I will take care of their friend or family member. 

Posted by Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com (Zion Realty) over 4 years ago

Your business is built on trust and that is why you have such a good reputation and so many people that send you referrals.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 4 years ago

Too many people take "trust" for granted and can give us all in the industry a bad name. I am not surprised to hear this couple is moving forward with you!

Posted by Shannon Milligan, Richmond VA Real Estate Agent/Associate Broker, RVA Home Team - Winning with Integrity. (RVA Home Team) over 4 years ago

Ohhh, the questions that will come Joe Petrowsky .   It can be amazing and even amusing, some of the questions people from outside our culture come up with in their desire for knowledge and understanding.   I think they found the perfect person to put their "TRUST" in and I'm sure you will represent the industry well throughout their transaction.

Posted by DEANNA C. SMITH CERTIFIED MOBILE NOTARY, Highest Ranked Certified Mobile Notary in Virginia (Certified Mobile Notary Signing Agent) over 4 years ago