Who's your biggest competition? Maybe I should talk to them, too.

Real Estate Agent with BlueCoast Realty Corporation

Who's your biggest competition?  Maybe I should talk to them, too.

Wow.  Interesting question and one I'm actually quite glad you asked.

There are some fantastic Agents in the Wrightsville Beach NC area.  That's a genuine statement:  they are truly knowledgeable, capable, intelligent, ethical -- the list goes on and on.  I'm proud to call them colleagues, it's good company to be in.  And in spite of what you may have heard, most Real Estate Agents like one another! 

There are only so many homes in Wrightsville Beach NC, and it stands to reason that we vie for the same listings sometimes.  We try to attract anyone looking to buy a home in Wrightsville Beach NC.   And it's the nature of the business that sometimes one of my colleagues will get a listing or a buyer, I waPicture of runnerss really hoping to work with.

In spite of that, "they" are not my competition.  I AM MY BIGGEST COMPETITION.  I don't worry about what kind of production other Agents are doing.  Like a runner, I don't look over my shoulder to see what's coming up behind me, or too far ahead so I trip over my own feet.  My goal is to improve my time/production/business.  I put my energy into improving my skills, my knowledge and my bottom line.  I want to improve my business every day, in whatever way possible.  It may be taking a class, utilizing social media to help sell a listing, studying what worked last year and what didn't.  Making changes when necessary and holding on to the tried and true when it's still working.  No matter how well I did yesterday, I need to do better today. 

That's why I compete with myself.  So that when I say, I'm your Wrightsville Beach NC Real Estate Expert, I can back it up.  Back it up to you and to myself.

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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Tish, You have the confidence to know you are the right person for the job. Just sent you an email.


Jan 15, 2011 07:51 AM #6
Tish Lloyd
BlueCoast Realty Corporation - Wilmington, NC
Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches

Suzanne ~  Thanks, it works for me.  Of course, Barbara makes an excellent point -- we have to stay aware of what's going on in our market -- including what "they're" doing.

Liz & Bill ~  Here, here -- I'm with you.

Margaret ~  Thank you so much for everything.  Appreciated your call.

Jan 15, 2011 09:44 AM #7
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Super post.  Anyone in Writghtsville would be crazy not to work w/ you as their real estate agent.  You get the job done & w/ the highest integrity.

Jan 15, 2011 09:58 AM #8
Debra Davis
Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners - Snellville, GA
Realtor - Atlanta, Decatur, Snellville, Loganville

Tish good post. I know you will get the business when you always strive to do better. Good for you.

Jan 15, 2011 11:35 AM #9
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Tish, the best way to improve is to compete against yourself. Doing that makes you have to get better.  You don't want to lose out to yourself.   It wouldn't look good!

Jan 15, 2011 12:43 PM #10
Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Tish, I don't know that I ever thought about it, but I think that I feel the same way. I am hard on myself, always looking for a way to do things better, looking for more info, more more more, better better better!

Thank you for putting it in words for me!

Jan 15, 2011 01:37 PM #11
Steve Baklaich
RE/MAX Results St Cloud Mn real estate - Saint Cloud, MN
Treating Buyers & Sellers to Full Service Always.

Good analogy Tish, running / real estate. I have compared it to golf because your are playing the course and and not the other players, striving to improve the components of your game while tuning out distractions, every shot is unique, and the weather keeps changing. Never pass up an opportunity to compliment the other players on a well played shot:)

Jan 15, 2011 03:54 PM #12
Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528
Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956 - New City, NY
Real Estate Salesperson

Tish, you've been doing a great job outdoing yourself.  Can't imagine any of the others in Wrightsville are keeping up.  No doubt but that you'd be my first choice.

Jan 15, 2011 05:02 PM #13
Tim Peterson
Wisconsin Realtor Safety and Concealed Carry Classes - Madison, WI
Realtor Safety Training Classes

Good point. We are our biggest competition no question there.

Jan 15, 2011 09:01 PM #14
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Excellent post my friend................I would expect nothing less from you.  My friend "Ilene" is busy at work today.

Jan 16, 2011 05:30 AM #15
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good afternoon Tish,

Excellent post..I'm postive you are outpacing them all!

Jan 16, 2011 10:03 AM #16
Tish Lloyd
BlueCoast Realty Corporation - Wilmington, NC
Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches

Debbie ~  Thank you for your kind words!

Debra ~  Thanks -- it's so important to strive to "best" ourselves.

William ~  You're right -- it wouldn't, indeed.

Andrea ~  Thanks for understanding.

Steve ~  "Golf" great analogy -- not a golfer, so didn't think about it.  You are so right:  It is very important to always compliment others.

Leah ~  There's some pretty stiff "competition" in these here parts!

Tim ~  Works for me . . .

Roger ~  Many thanks to you and Ilene!

Dorie ~  Running fast to stay in place.


Jan 16, 2011 10:49 AM #17
Cindy Marchant
Keller Williams Indy NE 317-290-7775 www.marchantteam.com - Carmel, IN
"Cindy in Indy" , Realtor, Fishers Real Estate

Tish, I wish I could be more like you; I am constantly watching my competition and gauging where I am...I'm so freakin' competitive...I'm hoping age (although I don't need any more years on me!) will soften me a bit.

Cindy in Indy

Jan 16, 2011 12:07 PM #18
Tish Lloyd
BlueCoast Realty Corporation - Wilmington, NC
Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches

Cindy ~  Appears to  me you have it totally under control and I do believe age softens some of us a bit . . .  then there are -- nevermind.

Jan 16, 2011 12:15 PM #19
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Apex, NC
Raleigh - Cary Triangle Real Estate 919-602-8489

Tish, Great explanation. There are a lot of good agents around but, we can only worry about ourselves. We hold ourselves to our own high standards.

Jan 16, 2011 12:46 PM #20
Tish Lloyd
BlueCoast Realty Corporation - Wilmington, NC
Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches

Carla ~  That's what works best for me anyway.

Jan 16, 2011 02:21 PM #21
Lottie Kendall
Today | Sotheby's International Realty - San Carlos, CA
Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco

What a great answer, Tish! And so perfectly true. We are our greatest competition

Jan 17, 2011 03:58 AM #22
Joni Bailey
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Anderson Properties - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

I do not consider the competition my enemy. I know there are some out there that do not like me, but that is THEIR thing, not mine. They are not my enemy. They are their own enemy.

I'd hire you in a heartbeat to be my agent in Wrightsville Beach, NC!

Jan 17, 2011 10:45 AM #23
Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC - Bowie, MD
I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES

I am my biggest competition too Tish. Nobody will challenge you more than yourself. But challenging yourself will only continue to make your better. Great post Tish.

Jan 17, 2011 03:17 PM #24
Tish Lloyd
BlueCoast Realty Corporation - Wilmington, NC
Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches

Lottie ~  At least that way we can say we're in good company -- LOL!

Joni ~  We do think alike -- great minds, birds of a feather . . .

Lanre ~  Thank you, thank you.

Jan 18, 2011 06:38 AM #25
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