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Strengths and Weaknesses of a Real Estate Broker in the OC

Lauren Selinsky

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Once you decide to get into real estate, like I did 27 years ago, you either make it a j.o.b. or a career. I find pure enjoyment when I sell a house! That adrenaline that runs into your body when you get that new client or close escrow. It is exciting! In this business it is not always peaches and cream! No? You say?!! No! Hate to break it to you.... There are days that you are pounding your head to the ground not understanding what went wrong?! You have to baby your deals and with that I would like to share you my weakness as a business woman in real estate. I do not have the patience to wait for responses from leads. All the time and money it took me to get the lead and I have no patience to wait and hear from them. I know I should have the patience and try another tactic to reach them, but I feel that I have done it all and I am so busy already, I figure they will call me. I do not think that is the attitude that I should have. Perhaps, I should get a team member to follow up, stop by or maybe even send a personal note that stands out. I know I need work with my follow  up leads and just because they do not reach out right away, does not mean they are COLD leads. Otherwise, I think they would tell me to bug off! There is always an unsubscribe button too. orange county realtor broker lauren selinskyAs I write this, I think I will start a marketing campaign for these semi-chilly leads. Perhaps, the marketing campaign that includes a recipe and my contact information, so that I may not be so intrusive. Just saying, "hello" with a "THINGS TO DO" notepad and my contact info is a good idea that I think I will order this week. I just need to decide the style soon. (the one in bold. is my fave)

Now, the strengths that I have in the business of real estate would be having confidence and being self motivated. Since I am the Broker and I do not have anyone to answer to, I have to stay motivated and I am a self  motivator! Without motivation you could not get marketing done, you could not be a leader in  your industry, and you could not sell homes without confidence to get the job  done or be self motivated to get up to get the job done! We are all self employed basically and if you have not motivation to get up in the morning to do your real estate job,  you are broker! This is a 9-5, at minimum! If you treat it as so, you will be successful!

What are your strengths and weaknesses in real estate?

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Rainmaker
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Lauren Selinsky Broker CRS
California Coastal Estates - Aliso Viejo, CA
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I like that strength James Dray That is a great strength to have !

Hope you are having a great morning!

gnight ;)

May 16, 2017 04:04 AM #5
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Lauren Selinsky Broker CRS
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we are going to try our best from here on out Kat Palmiotti  ;)

All we can do, right?

May 16, 2017 04:04 AM #6
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Lauren Selinsky Broker CRS
California Coastal Estates - Aliso Viejo, CA
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Nina, yes! As long as they give us good contact information ; ')

May 16, 2017 04:05 AM #7
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Lauren.  Keep on doing what your good at and the rewards will follow.

May 16, 2017 04:43 AM #8
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386
Realty One - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I often wonder about the best way to deal with the 'chilly leads'. I am feeling that no matter how much marketing we do to 'capture' them, they move forward ONLY when they are ready and not due to our efforts.

May 16, 2017 06:08 AM #9
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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Lauren...this would be hard for me because I have no weaknesses...lol. Very nice post as always :) 

May 16, 2017 08:37 AM #10
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Anna Banana Kruchten, CRS
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!

Laureen I get the lead thing.  I don't rely on  ' Internet leads per se' for business as we're referral based but if I did  I'd figure something out if they appeared to be somewhat a possibility. 

May 16, 2017 04:18 PM #11
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Lauren Selinsky Broker CRS
California Coastal Estates - Aliso Viejo, CA
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Absolutely Gabe Sanders You will get the rewards. ;)

May 16, 2017 09:40 PM #12
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Lauren Selinsky Broker CRS
California Coastal Estates - Aliso Viejo, CA
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386 they really contact you when they are ready and that is it ;)

May 16, 2017 09:43 PM #13
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Lauren Selinsky Broker CRS
California Coastal Estates - Aliso Viejo, CA
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Jeffrey Jeffrey!

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty 

May 16, 2017 09:45 PM #14
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Lauren Selinsky Broker CRS
California Coastal Estates - Aliso Viejo, CA
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Anna Banana Kruchten, CRS we always wing it! ;)

May 16, 2017 09:46 PM #15
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
AZuRE Team - Realty ONE Group - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale Real Estate

Good morning Lauren. Great post!! 27 years in the business...? Holy cow! LOL

May 17, 2017 06:25 AM #16
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Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
"Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"

Hi Lauren,
Wouldn't it be nice if we could buy "patience"?   We just have to realize not everyone is going to want what we have to offer and the rest of the people work on their own schedule.  LOL   Self-confidence is huge!  To me, it's the ONE big factor in being successful.  

May 17, 2017 07:37 AM #18
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Lauren Selinsky Broker CRS
California Coastal Estates - Aliso Viejo, CA
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Richard,

Yes! It has been too long and it is in my blood. Great grandfather owned land all over Texas. Natives. Business owners. Owned the local gas station, movie theatre and downtown a matter of fact.

Destiny. Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR 

May 17, 2017 11:13 AM #19
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Lauren Selinsky Broker CRS
California Coastal Estates - Aliso Viejo, CA
"Your California Real Estate Broker" TM #oclauren

Carol Williams absolutely! Confidence is key. ;)

I will take a bottle of patience please. You should see me on the road with drivers that need to turn their drivers license in.

May 17, 2017 11:15 AM #20
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
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Thanks for sharing your thoughts for this ActiveRain contest.

May 18, 2017 05:58 AM #21
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Lauren Selinsky Broker CRS
California Coastal Estates - Aliso Viejo, CA
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Thank you Roy Kelley
Always great! Love AR!

May 19, 2017 05:00 PM #22
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise, Meridian, Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

It's hard to follow up with non-responsive leads when you are busy already, but they really do come around!  Having a team member do it is a great idea, then you don't have to deal with your impatience but you still have the follow up. Self motivation is hugely important in this business.  Thanks for sharing this post.  Have a great Sunday! -Kasey

May 21, 2017 07:23 AM #23
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Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC

Lauren

When maximize our strengths we neutralize our weaknesses.

Good luck and success.

Lou Luwig

May 21, 2017 07:39 PM #24
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Lauren what a great post too bad I missed this when you wrote it, needless to say I am all about maximizing my strengths;)Endre

May 21, 2017 11:16 PM #25
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