Are You The Vine or the Tree?

Services for Real Estate Pros with Towering Pines Real Estate

Anyone reading this blog that knows me is aware I have recently bought a "mid century cottage".  AKA incredible home with "potential".  This truly is a great home.  I have to say I am sorry to have never met the lovely ladies who lived here.  They obviously loved gardening and as age came had a difficult time tending the gardens. 

My last few weekends have been spent trying to tame vines.  Ivy, wisteria, and another that I have no name for, at least not one I can publish in a public arena. 

These vines spread under the pinestraw, climb up one tree, go over the next tree, latch onto a third and are constantly wrapping around the branches.  They will turn right, turn left, go up, go down, whatever it takes to prosper.  All the while choking out all shrubs and trees it has attached itself to.

So, you ask what does this have to do with real estate.  Have you noticed the number of agents who have left the business?  Have you noticed that many of those who remain are doing less business than ever before?  However, the top agents are flourishing. 

They, like the vine, have shifted in the direction needed to flourish.  They have taken the training necessary to educate their sellers on pricing correctly, learned how to create urgency in their buyers, how to cut their expenses and how to exceed in the market of the moment.  Many have obtained coaches to be held accountable to their business and their dreams. 

So I ask, are you a flourishing like the vine or are you the tree being covered and unable to move?


Comments (1)

David Monsour
Keller Williams Keystone Realty - Gettysburg, PA

You reminded me of a blog that I wanted to write about the demise of the average real estate agent.  The people searching the web have access to so much information that the intelligent ones are more knowledgable than the average real estate agent. 

If you aren't shifting like the vine, you're in trouble.

Mar 28, 2010 09:15 AM