Have you noticed how all of the animal species (and people included) compete to be number one?
The squirrels in our yard provided us with this visual today as they continually changed positions on their favorite feeder.
One squirrel was dominating the space. There was plenty of area for two to enjoy adequate room but that was clearly not allowable.
Most of the Real Estate offices I have been affiliated with over the past 34 years are similar.
There is always one or two agents who dominate the office. Sometimes it is because they are really good. Sometimes it is because of seniority and sometimes they are just well politically connected and sometimes they are just aggressive and obnoxious.
Years ago we worked in an office where everyone was given equal access to the calls that came in via a secretary who answered all the calls.
Opportunity was indeed evenly dispursed.
One day a friend called in with a referral for us. Strangely she ended up talking to another agent. He informed her that we were not doing Real Estate anymore.
When she called on my cell to see what was up, the agents lie was exposed.
It happens. Our industry is largely full of extremely caring and professional agents.
In markets where the pickings are slim, we all need to be vigilant to be sure that office policies are upheld.
Squirrels are fun to watch. I doubt that they would be fun to work with.
Ralph and Jeanne Janisch
P: (970) 335-9718
Durango, Mancos, Bayfield