Hoeing The Real Estate Garden

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Bain

It's a good business practice to take a look from time to time at things in our businesses that we've grown attached to but aren't helping us best serve our clients and achieve our business goals.  We need to replace those things with things that nurture and propel our businesses, instead of robbing our business vitality.

Whether it is a contact management system that has been outgrown, a habit that's become comfortable despite being non-productive, a vendor that hasn't kept up with the ways our mutual clients expect to be served, or any number of other auld attachments we've accumulated, there is a fresh, forward-compatible replacement available.  If we aren't taking advantage of it, to be sure our competitor is.

Hoeing the weeds in our businesses is amazingly challenging, even after we realize we've got weeds.  We worry about the little ways that it might hurt to hoe, instead of worrying about the bigger ways in which we are hurt by not hoeing.  We shouldn't be impulsive about it, but we must be proactive.  Having a defined mission and specific goals against which we measure progress on a regular basis, will provide a sound basis for identifying the weeds.  Once identified, there is no good excuse for not eradicating them.


This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Real Estate Sales and Marketing
Out Of The Box!
Dedicated Bloggers
Addicted to Active Rain
business practices

Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Connecting you to the L.A. real estate market

Absolutely right, David.  This weekend, I am sure, gave us a lot of time to clean up our act. Just don't let the weeds grow back.

May 03, 2010 07:17 PM #1
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Nice metaphor, David!  Too bad there are not as many landscapers for our business as for our yards.

May 04, 2010 12:11 AM #2
Michael Delaware
Troxel Realty Co. LLC - Battle Creek, MI

Good comparison! 

May 04, 2010 02:37 AM #3
Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?


David North

for a rewarding real estate experience
Ask me a question
Spam prevention

Additional Information