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Maybe I have gotten a bit astray, maybe I haven’t but re-focusing can’t be a bad thing.
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Since the start of my career as a Realtor, I have always been narrowly focused on my clients and their needs, but I have always also, by necessity been focused on myself – my career, brand, success. … We have shared beliefs, values and goals but recognize that the value provided to customers and clients rests firmly with the quality and value offering of the individual Realtor. Continue reading
From both failures, I learned something, and there is the value in failing.- Work to systematize my business.- Dramatically change something about how I work…. Maybe change companies.- Grow my business by 15%.- Fix my Archives page.- Start working in the $500k+ price range.- Write every day…. Establish new business relationships/friendships and maintain existing ones.- Bring passion, dedication and desire to the table each and every day.- Say “No” more often. Between the local, state and national committees and Boards on which I serve, time to actually sell real estate is often scarce.
Realtors are self-employed. What we earn depends on our efforts, our dedication and the occasional spate of luck.I ran into an old friend yesterday in the grocery store and part of the “haven’t seen you in a while” chit-chat was asking how our respective careers were going. His response was anathema to me; “It’s great – I’m there for 7 1/2 hours a day and then I’m done.”Where’s the excitement? The growth? The challenge? The fear that is vital to success?
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This from a client with whom I worked about four years ago:Always wanted to say that you are the agent I use to compare all others to.. it seems that as we talk to more folks about buying/selling, we find that your business integrity is a hard find. Not too many folks out there are honest, intelligent, know the business well and have a sense of humor as you do. I only wish I could pass along more business to you but the “you’re the best agent ever!”… PS: Thanks for keeping up with the newsletter – enjoy reading and always love the Calvin (& Hobbes) snippets! Found your other web site today…… After having just gone through a very rough transaction (the second one in five years), I really needed this…. Words like this help to make what I do worthwhile.
I will be out of town for the third retreat of the VAR Leadership Academy.
I am going to be on WNRN’s Sunday Morning wake-up call this Sunday, 21 May at 1100. Mark you calendars do go to church or UVA’s graduation … and then listen to the podcast (or subscribe to their feed). Listen for an honest dialogue on the local real estate market.