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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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
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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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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
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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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                                   Thank you Barbara Todaro 

Mar 25, 2017 05:59 PM #18
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Wayne Martin
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Good morning Barbara. As a manager, give me all I can find! Love the "grunts"! Enjoy your day!

Mar 26, 2017 06:01 AM #19
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Debbie Gartner
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Yes, that makes sense.  I might call that person a go getter, but similar concept.

Mar 26, 2017 06:18 AM #20
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Shirley Coomer
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A "grunt" is certainly self-driven (or driven with an end in mind).  These are indeed hard to find. BUT, it you find one, you have a pot of gold!

Mar 26, 2017 07:24 AM #21
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It's a very GOOD thought for the day, Barbara. Unless we hire someone to do it, it's ours, or it doesn't get done.

Jeff

Mar 26, 2017 07:41 AM #22
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Pushing through and doing what it takes to make it to completion is what life and real estate is about. Being consistent, doing what needs to be done every day, yes not everyone is willing to be the grunt.Good post.

Mar 26, 2017 09:34 AM #23
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Very few realtors can afford to keep a partner, assistant who has a wealth of knowledge and skills. I know very few assistants want to crawl under the house or look through the attic to get a feel of the home. Yesterday I brought my ruler mapped out the lot, house and an added on. I went to City Hall Friday permits pulled all permits and talked to a planner about leagalize that added on.  I gave the estimates on repair.

Mar 26, 2017 10:54 AM #24
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
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What a great analogy Barbara! Grunt is taking on a whole new meaning after reading this!

Mar 26, 2017 11:23 AM #25
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 Barbara Todaro 

I am also from the old school- DIY.  I suggested my son should mow his tiny CA lawn the size of a living room. He is paying a lot to Jesus the gardener.

Dad, I am not a coolie and I belong to the Strawberry generation.   I am completing a blog about his grandpa and his days in East Africa design and building a dam solo.

Mar 26, 2017 02:27 PM #26
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Barbara

Congratulations on being featured in Kathy Streib weekly post.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Mar 26, 2017 07:36 PM #27
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Marte Cliff
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I love your take on this. It reminds me of a discussion I had with someone about the term "redneck." I said it designated someone who was outdoors - working. That's how their necks got sunburned (red.) She said it designated a lazy hillbilly.

And then there were the folks who purchased a home on Redneck Lane and immediately began petitioning the County to get a name change...

Mar 26, 2017 08:44 PM #28
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I love your take on this. It reminds me of a discussion I had with someone about the term "redneck." I said it designated someone who was outdoors - working. That's how their necks got sunburned (red.) She said it designated a lazy hillbilly.

And then there were the folks who purchased a home on Redneck Lane and immediately began petitioning the County to get a name change...

Mar 26, 2017 08:44 PM #29
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