Managing Real Estate Broker with Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury TREC #547752


TECHNIQUE IS THE KEY!  Believe it or not, I played high school basketball.  Mind you, it was a small high school and if you were the least athletic, you were encouraged to be on the team.  Even though I stand a whopping 5'4, I enjoyed learning the game and being a part of this team.

This was no ordinary team however!  This was Leta Mae Andrew's team!  I have written before about Coach Andrews with the post entitled, It's Time to Thank a Teacher.  One of the main points that Coach Andrews taught us was that above everything else, TECHNIQUE was the key to SUCCESS!

She stated over and over that it wasn't your size, your speed or your knowledge but it was your TECHNIQUE that made the biggest difference.  Certainly those other attributes contributed yet the skill and technique were the foundations that were not negotiable.

We spent hour after hour working on basic drills such as dribbling, shooting, running and passing.  Coach Andrews knew that if we were proficient at these skills, everything else would fall into place.  She must know what she is talking about as she is being inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame this summer.  She has over 1,000 WINS under her belt!

I have taken what I learned from Coach Andrews into my professional life!  What are the drills in real estate that I need to practice over and over to refine my game?

  • Communication skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Listing presentations skills
  • Multi-tasking skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Time management skills

These are just a few of the skills necessary to be successful at any business and especially real estate.  Rather than haphazardly going about my business, I have taken the time to work on my skills and I continue to do so.  Without constant sharpening, training and practicing, these skills would not continue to improve.

So TECHNIQUE is the key to success and I am thankful that I learned from the BEST early on about the importance of building your skill set.  Thank you Coach Andrews!

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   Paula L. McDonald ~ REALTOR®

       Managing Broker ~ Granbury, Texas 

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  1. David Okada 06/14/2010 03:12 AM
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David Cousins
Keller Williams Realty South - Calgary, AB
Keller Williams Realty South

Anyways words to live by and one of the many keys to a successful career.

Jun 14, 2010 02:54 AM #1
Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I have another skills to add-Closing Skills great list

Jun 14, 2010 02:58 AM #2
Charita Cadenhead
Keller Williams Realty - Birmingham, AL
Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)

Paula I think you may on your way to being a trainer yourself (a real estate trainer).  Most people would call it a coach, but the word is so overused these days I feel it may be loosing it's strength. Training in our business is key, right alongside "technique."

Jun 14, 2010 03:04 AM #3
David Okada
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Manhattan, NY

What a great coach Andrews must have been to give her credit for part of your success. Great skills that we need to continue to improve upon to get into the Real Estate Hall of Fame

Jun 14, 2010 03:11 AM #4
Yvette Chisholm
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. - Rockville, MD
Associate Broker - Rockville, MD 301-758-9500

Thanks for the post Paula...we all have to go back to basics when we get off is just so much to do and so little time.

Jun 14, 2010 06:37 AM #5
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist
I'd have to add persistency and consistency, because without persistent and consistent practice, those techniques won't get developed.
Jun 14, 2010 04:40 PM #6
Cherise Selley
Selley Group Real Estate, LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Realtor


I hear the "Coach" in your leadership abilities.  Love it!

Jun 15, 2010 10:16 AM #7
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