We Hardly Knew You

Real Estate Agent with Crown Key Realty

In the early spring of this year I wrote a blog about a new agent that had joined our office. She had just received her license and was eager to get started. I was asked to be her mentor and gladly accepted the responsibility.


I asked agents in the office not to speak in acronyms, as I wanted the new agent to learn the correct terms. All of the agents were happy to help and soon she had learned the correct names and began using the acronyms herself. I set up contract classes, role play and everything else I could think of. She learned fast and continued to impress.


The problem was she hated lead generation and made only half hearted attempts to find clients. We talked several times about how Realtors often need to “become comfortable being uncomfortable”. Several times she said she understood and had new interest and enthusiasm. Unfortunately the reality of lead generation became too much for her. She refused to door knock or cold call of any kind. She asked about buying leads from the companies that offered them. Eventually she admitted that while she knew she could handle the paperwork part she just wasn't cut out for lead generation.


She has left Real Estate and returned to her old profession at lower pay and in a part time position, but when I talk with her now I can tell she is relieved not to be the fish out of water anymore. That's good, but I miss having her around.


My name is Dale E. Bledsoe with Crown Key Realty and as always I may be reached at 209-481-6031


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David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
RealtorĀ®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

Who knows Dale maybe she will end up sending you referrals, you never know, good luck.

Jul 24, 2012 04:47 AM #1
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Dale, Some people just cannot handle real estate related stress. I wish her the best! And you as well.

Jul 24, 2012 05:09 AM #2
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Kudos to her for realizing she got herself into something that she just wasn't cut out to do and that made her uncomfortable.  You are also to be commended for how you handled her mentoring with the other agents in the office and you obviously made an impression on her and built a good relationship since you keep in touch after she is gone.  Best to both of you Dale. 

Jul 24, 2012 07:59 AM #3
Doug Rogers
Bayou Properties - Alexandria, LA
Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent

We are a lead generation business that happens to market houses. Hope she lands on her feet!

Jul 24, 2012 12:31 PM #4
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