Should you be selfish - to not share with your local peers about what is successful/ what is working for you?
Because no matter how much you share with others that something is working right:
There will be those who would never walk the walk, talk the talk to become successful. I know how hard it is to become the rookie agent to where I am now. I am still close to the bottom and I have a mountain to climb. Fear not of this group for they are NOT your competitors. The more of these, the better off you portray yourself as a true professional.
- Then, there will be those who would take it and run with it. But remember, no two person does the same work. You have your style and they have their own. No two agents will mimic exactly each other - unless one person is stealing from the other (information-wise).
Russ Parker (another remarkable agent serving the Frisco/McKinney real estate marketplace) and I get together pretty often. We encourage each other and we help each other in our business. We constantly talk about what is working for us and what is not. Yesterday we shared about how things have been for us (we havent met for the past 2 months or so).
Russ is a networking-guy..... He joins the local Frisco Networking Group through the local chamber of commerce. He attends the McKinney one too. He has several interest-related groups that he is a part of. He is on-the-go all week. He gets up at 7am in the morning and by 7:30am, he usually has his breakfast coffee with his networking peers. His networkings are finally paying off (after several years of weekly attendance). Business is booming. "Can I do this?" Probably not! I'm not sure myself, but he is getting business from the groups, for sure!
I am a blogging-girl. While I do go out very often to communities and areas, most of my trips are done alone..... (Introvert-personality). I love to take pictures and write about "stuff"....... I thrive very well on the computer. I am a darn-good research girl too. I shared with Russ what's working for me. He gleamingly smiled and said, "I cant do that"...... (Russ, you know how much I have been trying to get you to blog.....)
I have another great realtor associate whom I shall name, Nameless.... Well, Nameless generates her business through internet lead generation. She shared with me how 90% of her business come from strangers she doesnt know. She hardly does business with people she knows! Dont ask me why Not, but that's just her. I could never be successful at what Nameless does. When I shared with her what I do, her comment was, "You do the blogging thing, dont you"?
Well, each to his/ her own.
So, I am assuming that blogging is working for you (because you are on Active Rain)...... But any other activities has worked out for you in the past? or now? Share with all of us. Remember, no two person will do the same work and produce the same result.....