Finding and Hiring A Real Estate Grunt Is A Score | Difficult Task

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Most of us might be familiar with the slang term “grunt.”  A “grunt” is one who is in the military and in the front lines.  He/she is the marine who is in the trenches every day.  A “grunt” is a soldier who leads the troops through the “muck and the mire.”  The one who gets the job done, day in and day out.

How many of you can honestly say you work as a “grunt” works?  I laugh now when I think about this word.  Most real estate agents would consider this name an insult.  It’s anything but that.  It’s a compliment to anyone who works in this manner and continues to push his/her way through anything and everything that is thrown in his/her way.

The “real estate grunt” is what every sales manager searches for every day. Not many agents have the fortitude and the ambition to honestly be categorized as a “grunt.”  I want a team of “grunts.”  I’d love to have an office full of them, but unfortunately, that’s not realistic.  They are not that plentiful.

Just another thought for the day…maybe I need a day off!

 

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Barbara Todaro, sales manager of RE/MAX Executive Realty 

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Ginny Gorman
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Ha, ha I just got a great chuckle out of this one, Barbara.  So many like to sit back & let others do the work or moan why they don't have business!

Mar 20, 2017 01:31 PM #1
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Lynnea Miller
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I like your thought, Barbara Todaro . I refer to such people as "persistent" but means the same as "grunt." We do need more of these.  

Mar 20, 2017 01:34 PM #2
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Barbara Todaro
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Ginny Gorman wouldn't you love to work side by side with other Grunts...you're a Grunt... I'm a Grunt.... I had a builder who called me a Grunt... said he's never hire a prima donna.....

Lynnea Miller yes, a Grunt is persistent.... they're relentless (another compliment) with their drive to capture as much as possible....

Mar 20, 2017 01:46 PM #3
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Ed Silva
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Being highly focused should not be considered as a grunt so much as aggressive and determined to succeed.  I was a grunt in the service when I came out with the fresh issued fatigues that were too large and understood to be only slightly higher in consideration than the dirt under your feet

Mar 20, 2017 01:59 PM #4
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Barbara Todaro
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The "real workers" are in the front lines.... the grunts... that's how this was meant.... Ed Silva 

Mar 20, 2017 02:12 PM #5
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George Souto
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Barbara there are not many who are willing to do the grunt work.  Grunt work requires doing what others are not willing to do.  But those who are willing to do the grunt work in their field generally succeed at whatever they do.

Mar 20, 2017 02:18 PM #6
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Barbara Todaro
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and grunts work until the job is done.... they don't look at the clock.... George Souto ....and you're right....there are not many of them....

Mar 20, 2017 02:40 PM #7
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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I like your analogy of the military grunt to the real estate grunt, Barbara!

Mar 20, 2017 04:35 PM #8
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Barbara Todaro
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thanks, Myrl Jeffcoat I wish I had a dozen of them....

Mar 20, 2017 04:38 PM #9
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Kathy Streib
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BarbaraT- I so love this post!!  "Grunt" has always had a fairly negative tone but as you put it, they're the ones who get the work done.  And, who in the heck would have a problem with that!!!

Mar 20, 2017 07:12 PM #10
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning again Barbara. This is ironic but accurate. I love this post and I'd be a grunt too.

Mar 21, 2017 07:04 AM #11
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Denver, CO
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Hello Barbara,  I know you have everyone on the team and they are all GRUNTS!  You make them into that!!!

Mar 22, 2017 07:50 AM #12
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Lou Ludwig
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Barbara

The successful real estate professional are in the trenches everyday.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Mar 22, 2017 08:10 PM #13
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Lou Ludwig
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Barbara

I stopped back to bookmark your post.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Mar 22, 2017 08:11 PM #14
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Charles Stallions
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We are surrounded here with three bases and a lot of military retirees so maybe I should be the "REAL ESTATE GRUNT". 

Mar 23, 2017 04:44 AM #15
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Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ Subsidiary of NRT, LLC - Austin, TX
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Good morning Barbara Todaro ,

I had to laugh at your word choice, of course it is perfect just to some not flattering. Grunt means persistent and relentless which is needed everyday to forge ahead and make inroads in your business and stay on top! It is doing what others are not doing and they get the work done!

Mar 23, 2017 05:52 AM #16
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Michael Jacobs
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Hi Barbara --- grunt work...hmm...I think of it more of  a "rinse...repeat" approach.  It's the consistency in what we do while constantly improving that makes us better.  In real estate.  In life.    

Mar 23, 2017 07:03 AM #17
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