I'm better than you...Neener, Neener!

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Real Estate Agent with PK Real Estate Utah South UT DRE# 6541633-SA00

I'm better than you...Neener, Neener!

 

Kathleen Daniel's March Contest: No Fooling Around April 2017 Let’s Get Real Contest really got me to thinking about things that really bug me in this industry when, at the same time, there are so many facets I love. That being said, here goes!

 

One thing that bothers me more than anything in any walk are people who are guided by an ultra-ego, often placing themselves above everyone else. In my opinion, we all have something unique to offer consumers and success means something different to each of us.

 

Acting hoity-toity and high-n-mighty, controlling everything does not resonate well with me either. Remember Toby Keith's song, "I Wanna Talk About Me?" People who constantly boast about themselves are looked upon as narcissistic and very insecure. It really isn't all about them!

 

I have an aversion to those types. They eventually find themselves without an audience and many times, return clients. One agent in particular was a one-shot wonder, never pursuing referrals. His ego made him think his amazing prowess was enough to keep bringing 'em back. 

 

It is necessary to toot your horn in the real estate industry to a certain degree and seasoned agents know what works for them in their selling areas. Every one of our business standards differ person-to-person. Some find it necessary to incessantly beat others over the head to prove themselves.

 

Building a successful referral / relocation business has taken many, many years to obtain. Mutual trust between past clients and business partners have continued to strengthen our relationship. No bragging necessary when consistency, gratitude and being thankful leads the way!

 

Professionalism, sincerity, backed-up data and up-to-the-minute information while realizing goals speaks louder to clients than anything else. 

 

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Buying or selling a home in southern Utah? Call me at 435.632.9374 or contact me at wanda@buynsellutah.com to help because Wanda Can! 

A portion of every successful real estate transaction goes to Bed 'n' Biscuits to help fund Switchpoint, a local homeless shelter. 

 

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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin REALTOR Southern Utah www.buynsellutah.com

 

 

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Nina Hollander
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Hi Wanda... there will always be agents out there driven totally by their own egos. I've learned to ignore them, put my head down and run my little business by referral.

Apr 24, 2017 05:44 AM #55
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There are definitely ways to get the message across when it is true without being obnoxious about it.  But it's best when others say you're better in your market space.  Has an enormous impact and credibility. 

Apr 24, 2017 06:25 AM #56
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After a roll of the eyes, I am over it Nathan Gesner! Focusing on what works in business is important to us all.

Apr 24, 2017 07:08 AM #57
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One thing I always enjoy is beating an egotist out of a competitive listing Nina Hollander. It makes the day brighter and puts a little bounce in my step! 

Apr 24, 2017 07:12 AM #58
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Nina Hollander
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin ~ are you my sister from another mother, Wanda? That's exactly how I feel. Also when someone fires that agent and hires me.

Apr 24, 2017 07:13 AM #59
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Yes, I so agree with you Mick Michaud. Let our expertise and reputation be spoken by others!

Apr 24, 2017 07:13 AM #60
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Glad to be your sister Nina Hollander, Happy Monday to you!

Apr 24, 2017 07:22 AM #61
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Andrew Mooers
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Do a better job at the marketing not the BS about how great the agent or broker is. That is what buzy buyers want and will get from someone who thinks customer not feeding an ego. Great points Wanda Kubat-Nerdin !

Apr 24, 2017 07:31 AM #62
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Have an outstanding day. Humility is key!

Apr 24, 2017 07:49 AM #63
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Thank you Andrew Mooers.  Happy clients always say it best for us as well!

Apr 24, 2017 08:10 AM #64
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And you as well Paul McFadden! Thanks again for stopping by.

Apr 24, 2017 08:10 AM #65
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Any time!

Apr 24, 2017 03:31 PM #66
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Stavrula "Sam" Crafa, RNC,GRI, CDPE, PSA
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Amen to that. Being professional, humble with a reasonable dose of confidence and building those relationships will keep them coming back and sending referrals. Great post. 

Apr 24, 2017 07:32 PM #67
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Marte Cliff
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Some people just can't get over themselves. But we do have a choice - we can avoid them!

Apr 24, 2017 08:04 PM #69
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I have a friend who is very successful selling million dollar properties. She dresses very modestly and doesn't wear make-up. Her car isn't fancy but dependable. She is a no-nonsense kind of gal. Buyers and sellers flock to her. They'll even wait to work with her if she's too busy to take on new clients. I'm sure she has to compete with those hoity-toity agents for business. She's liked because she's genuine and knowledgeable. Those other agents can't hold a candle to her.

Apr 25, 2017 09:17 AM #70
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Dörte Engel
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Dear Wanda,

Never thought about this in this way, but you are right. A lot of the hot shots disappeared during the crises, while the hard-working problem solvers were carried by referrals from their previous clients. I have seen a few of them come back though. Must have run out of money or something.

Apr 25, 2017 10:46 AM #71
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John Wiley
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin well stated post.

I have consumers who have just talked with another agent before talking with me. It is often interesting to hear their comments, in fact you sound like you may have recorded some of these conversations.

I work a lot with Seniors and they Do Not like Salespeople. They are looking for people they can trust.

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Kasey & John Boles
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I love that you referenced Toby Keith. Now that song is in my head :-) Kasey

May 03, 2017 07:40 AM #73
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And your comment just did the same for me Kasey & John Boles

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Could be worse, Toby Keith is pretty fun, lol :-)  Have a great day! -Kasey

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