rest on (one's) laurels To rely on one's past achievements instead of working to maintain or advance one's status or reputation.
( Not an actual real estate agent)
In ancient times the winner of a contest might have recieved a crown of laurel. Thus, allowing a person of accomplishment the opportunity to foolishly excercise the act of 'resting on his laurels' instead of participating in the next challenge. The more things change the more they stay the same. We can be so predictable.
In music you're only as good as your last hit. No one brags about being a one hit wonder.
In sports you're only as good as your last winning season. Lose and the checks stop coming.
In the movies you're only as good as your last box office block buster. Reinvent yourself quarterly!
In literature you're only as good as your last best seller. Ask the former best seller plagued with writer's block.
In real estate as in all of life. If you're resting on your laurels, you might want to think twice.
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