Life Lessons of Territorial Domination and The Real Estate Agent

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From the beginning of time, the ecological and historical relationships between nature and the environment has taught us life lessons. For example, each bird dominates a nesting territory and most birds accept the ultimatum and keep to their own territories.

A mother bird chooses a location to have her babies, feeds them and teaches them how to fly away from the nest. Respectfully, most birds accept the ultimatum and keep to their own territories. They do not disturb the nest, encroach upon their territory, nor do they interfere with the mother bird and her babies.  She builds a nest in an area or a space as a protection against predators and unwelcomed visitors. In most cases, the species survives.

In this simple observation the laws of nature are enforced without regulations, disciplinary actions, interference or competition. For the bird, this is the way of life and its species will survive contingent on survival of the fittest in cooperation with nature.

Through millions of years, birds have developed the structure and habits that enables them to thrive in a world filled with challenges and obstacles. So how does this compare to human beings in life and business?

Humans have developed social skills and their world is contingent upon communication, language, social behavior, skills and shared concepts which sets them apart from other people. In the business of Real Estate, REALTORS® may have a farming area, whereby they dominate a territory, based upon knowledge, expertise and skill. Unlike the animal kingdom, other REALTORS® may share the same territory but their skill and knowledge will either be nearly equal or it may differ.  This paradox seems to suggest that homeowners are not restricted or limited to who they want to use for their representation in the purchase or sale of a home. Just like purchasing or selling a home is a personal choice, it is the homeowner's personal choice to make an educated decision, not based upon territorial domination, but more strongly on professionalism, being impeccable with ones word, having integrity and being honest throughout the process.

When trying to decide on the best Real Estate Agent, ask for referrals, trust your instincts, and just because someone may advertise and appear to dominate a territory, ask yourself, is this the right person for you? Always ask for recent referrals and follow-up on successful or failed track records.

All photos and written content by Patricia Feager, Keller Williams Realty, 2011, not to be copied or reproduced without permission.

 

 

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Nick T Pappas
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Patricia, with some agents being territorial extends beyond geography to niche markets. Such as the agents who feel the upper-end market is theirs alone.  If customers/clients really knew the true character and morals of some upper-end agents...I think they might go running. 

Jul 31, 2011 07:18 AM #38
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Suggested! I realize that I am late to the party... I was out of town. GREAT post!

Aug 01, 2011 04:12 PM #39
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AND you are featured in Saturday's Shots! Congratulations!! xoxo

Aug 01, 2011 04:12 PM #40
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Hi Patricia, Great post!  As always you give us great food for thought.  The world of birds is a hard one.  as a former bluebird monitor I struggle with house sparrows' aggressiveness since they will kill babies and parents if they decide they want that nesting area for their own, then dominate an area and it just keeps growing.  BUT for the most part it does balance out....

I really like the advise you give at the end about interviewing a few agents and don't let the advertizing of one make you think they are a good fit for all.

Featured in BIRDS Group!

Gloria

Aug 04, 2011 05:48 AM #41
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Gloria,

Thank you for concurring with my recommendation. All people deserve to be treated with the same respect and should not be manipulated because of territorial domination.

There are many GOOD birds out there, especially in the RAIN. Birds of a Feather Flock Together and I'm singing in the Rain because of people like you!

Thank you for the honor of being featured. You're an excellent Role Model and you have my deepest respect and heartfelt thanks!

Aug 04, 2011 06:06 AM #42
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Hi Patricia, Thanks for your kind words and your analogy of birds here in the Rain!

All the best!

Gloria

Aug 04, 2011 06:08 AM #43
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Mel, you're an angel in the Rain, thoughtful, kind, and truly respected across the board!

Thank you for being you and sharing my sentiments. We can all lift each other's hearts with more kindness and good words. Together, we can all be more impactful and make the world a better place, with simple kindness that comes from the heart.

Aug 04, 2011 06:10 AM #44
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Sheila and Larry, thank you for noticing that I was out of commission, but never out of mind. Health issues did not keep me down, I've been busy selling Real Estate!

It's a GREAT day to be a Texas Realtor or any Realtor, any place in the United States!

Aug 04, 2011 06:12 AM #45
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A, I missed you all very much. You, in particular encourage me and motivate me to be a better person. Thank you! To know you and all these people in the Rain gets me through the challenges that life presents which in effect provides opportunities.

Because of you, I am blessed.

Aug 04, 2011 06:15 AM #46
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Judith, A little bird told me I had to stop paying attention to the pain and get back in the Rain. I am easily coaxed by people as wonderful as you. In the Rain, I am never alone and I am grateful for the founders of AR and the people who keep it going. They may not know me, but it's because of the people, like you, I feel like I have something to say, and people listen.

It's a glorious day when people listen and understand.

Thank you Judith!

Aug 04, 2011 06:19 AM #47
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Ted, it's little creatures like that, that mirrors my soul.

Thanks Ted!

Aug 04, 2011 06:21 AM #48
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Joshua,

It's because of people like you I am able to express myself. Before AR, all my thoughts were kept to myself, written in personal notes, to different people, depending on the situation. Now I have a vehicle to express myself and I am so thankful when someone like you pays me a compliment. I won't deny it, I yearn for simple communication between people.

Thank you Joshua!

Aug 04, 2011 06:24 AM #49
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Carl & Ceil, I have a kinship with nature that give me the passion to express myself. It's the simple things in life that gives me pleasure and contentment. Kind feedback ignites me to dig deeper within and I feel greater appreciation for the people on earth who I have been blessed with whether it's because of a personal interaction having to do with business, or meeting a new acquaintance in the RAIN.

Truly, I am blessed because of you!

Aug 04, 2011 06:28 AM #50
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Wanda,

As professionals, we are faced with responsibilities and many challenges that can easily steal our joy, if we're not careful. Or we can allow ourselves to be defeated... Being authentic, and making it known that you treat everyone fairly, will perhaps cause a domino effect on those that seem to feel the need to be territorial or entitled, because of the amount of money and success they had in the past.

Real professionals know, that nobody is perfect and for every success, there is many failures. Most people understand, that one shoe does NOT fit all. There is a Higher Power that uses people to paint a truer picture and He gives us the ability to have a broader focus.

Aug 04, 2011 06:40 AM #51
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Silvia, in observation of this little bird, I discovered that even little creatures have fears and challenges. I may have caused the little bird to jump out of his nest to get to the fence - I don't know. Of course, I can't be sure, but I felt a connection between its beating heart and mine. Those bulging eyes were fixated on me and I stood frozen in time, trying not to be a threat.... and so I prayed.

For that one moment, I felt like I had a choice, I could be a bully and stay in control, not move back... or back off. I chose to back off. I reflected on the situation after snapping a few pictures. In the distance I hung my head and thought about how people can get caught up in territorial domination, and hence it gave me reason to write this post.

Thanks Silvia.

Aug 04, 2011 06:48 AM #52
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Nick, it makes you ponder and wonder, doesn't it? For First-Time Buyes, it's their introduction into the Real Estate business. This little bird taught me a lot about intimidation and fear. Respect - we have to be respectful of all people and not ruffle other people's feathers.

Aug 04, 2011 06:51 AM #53
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Joni, I'm late in responding too. I hope you had lots of fun out of town! You may never get back to reading this, but just know that if you or anyone else is reading this post, I am grateful for your responses, your kind words, your thoughts and inspiration.

People in the Rain are truly my blessings!

Aug 04, 2011 06:55 AM #54
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Joni, see what I get for being late! I was FEATURED and didn't even know it!

Thank you Joni! you're a gem and a great Texas friend!

Aug 04, 2011 06:56 AM #55
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Gloria,

You give me JOY!

Thank you for plastering a big smile across my face and I hope you are smiling too!

Patricia

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Hi Patricia,

 Great article and I loved the bird pictures. You made some very good points. Thanks for giving us something to think about!

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