I am writing this post in response to something that has bugged me for a few days...
So I am tossing it out there in the rain. Activerain that is..
Here it is.
My daughter came home the other day and was ranting, something didn't sit right. She is a teenager so I usually just listen, nodd, and then work on why she feels that way or how she can figure out how to solve the problem.
Well I was speechless,
You see, she had been having a conversation with someone and was talking about what they do for a living..
Your a Realtor? Cool.. my mom is a Realtor too!
She then proceeded with.. "your new to the area,you two should get together and talk.. share idea's etc.."
the immediate response ensued,
"I know what I am doing, I don't need to talk to her...She works for the competition anyway"
She was shocked, and felt like they were being stupid...could you imagine her saying I know what I'm doing, I dont need any help in this situation?
She observes that I network with agents daily, I learn, share and even make deals happen.. and guess what, they work in a different office than I do..
often in other states! Hawaii, California, Massachusetts, Nevada, Texas, Arkansas plus more..
and in other countries! Canada & Mexico
I also meet with a group that has agents from many different offices in the area, to Mastermind..it has been a great experience.
Things aren't like they used to be.. stick a sign in the yard and wait for phone to ring, put your ad in the paper and look at how great you are..
now there are so many other things to do..with 90% of people looking at real estate online you better learn about SEO, blogging, long-tail, short-tail, virtual tours, video, syndication, facebook, twitter, foursquare, the list goes on and on..
I could never imagine saying to another agent I know what I am doing, I don't need your idea's..
not only that,
I couldn't imagine what negotiating a contract will be like.
Put your pride aside, we are working for the client.