How come real estate agents can't be like skateboarders?

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Dynasty


  I am not talking about that real estate agents be riding skateboards to work or wearing jeans. What I learned from observing them doing. I went to a park to just relax my mind before doing some work and studying. There were about twenty teen age boys practicing their skateboarding moves. They kept practicing the basic moves over and over again until they learned it and then moved on to more advanced moves. If they fell down, they get back up right away and try again instead of crying or complaining. They were jumping off ledges that if fallen would have broken some bones or skulls. Similar to the picture.


  At my office and many other real estate offices that I heard of, many of the agent rarely do roleplay every day. 30 minutes of roleplay are suggested, 1 hour of roleplay is uncommon, and 2 hours is unheard of. Yet I was noticing the skateboards where there for over 4 hours practicing constantly. During the whole time, they were so focused, that they seem to be "in the zone", where getting better is the only thing they cared about. I did not see any of them using any computer to check their emails. Didn't see any one of them making phone calls or texting.  

  What I saw from the skateboarders were nothing that is impossible to do, but a lot of discipline and effort. Imagine how much improvement role-playing and practice the scripts a four hours a day everyday, constantly trying to get better and us keep getting up after failing something and showing no fear and not distracted with constant emails, phone calls, and texting.

  These teenagers would make great real estate agents if they have the same discipline. It is always great to bring in successful techniques from other fields and observing. I have definitely learned something new from them and hopefully you learned something too.


Comments (3)

Mike Mayer
Mike Mayer, Broker/Owner - i List For Less Realty, LLC - Lafayette, LA

Interesting topic and post. You make a valid point.

I'm not familiar with any role-playing activity in any Brokerage, locally. Seems that only occurs in training sessions or classroom environments. It would make sense that the more time and focus is exerted, the better one can hone skills.

Jul 28, 2010 08:36 PM
Todd & Devona Garrigus
Garrigus Real Estate - Beaumont, CA
Broker / REALTORS®


Discipline is the most valuable ingredient in anything someone works toward. Discipline, tenacity, consistency, whatever you want to call it is exactly why I am sitting here at 1:30am, STILL working, STILL learning, STILL going.

If you want to master grinding, an ollie or a listing presentation, never stop doing it.

Jul 28, 2010 09:35 PM
Song San
Coldwell Banker Dynasty - Rosemead, CA
Broker, MBA

 Mike: I agree, it is very important to hone your skills.

 Todd: You are definately a hard worker and hope your burning the midnight oil pays off.


Jul 30, 2010 07:28 PM