Learning to manage others expectations, is the key to your success.
Ever met an agent, Who promised the world and can't deliver...Everyone who says they are number one in their market place and can't prove it would be better off saying nothing at all.
I like to go into the world each day and offer my talent, and my heart to accomplish great things for my clients... I underplay my expectations to my clients (but not to myself) I have found it is better to under promise and over deliver...than over-promise and under deliver.
Work 50% harder than your competitors and expect equal results to theirs, you'll never be disappointed in the long run. You will gain insight on what works and learn faster what doesn't work, so you don't waste your time on failures in the future.
Social and business environments are not that different try to meet someone new at each function, and ask them more questions than they ask you. The Art of listening will always give you the edge over...talking.
If you need something done quickly ask someone who is already busy. They have figured out a way to get things done or delegate it to the best person to get it done.
A jack of all trades...is easily distracted, and never finishes the task at hand.
Get to work an hour early...to organize your day without distractions, Stay an hour after you close...that's when the phone rings.
Take on the difficult deals...a challenge is an opportunity in disguise, when you prove you are worthy you'll be asked to contribute more.
Pause each day to daydream...an Epiphany can come from an unscripted moment, you may solve a problem that has been nagging you or catch a glimpses of your future.
Invest in your own Happiness...No one will do it for you.
I was 22 when I got my Real Estate License, and I've been a Realtor for 26 years. This is a profession you can do for more than half your life and still be learning something everyday. Clients and customers have taught me I am not entitled to a monetary success, but hard work earns you loyalty and with that come success.