DO YOU HAVE AN "APTITUDE" FOR REAL ESTATE?...If Not, Take A Look At Why It Is So Important: (This is part 3 of a 5 part featured post. If the featured post, 5 keys to success in real estate, is too long for you to find the time to read--here it is in separate posts.)
APTITUDE MAKES AN AGENT SUCCESSFUL!!! Do you have it? ...If you don't, why should you?
Your customers and clients expect you to have it if you are in the real estate business!!!
Do You have it? This is a real estate question that we all should address. It is expected that all real estate professionals have an aptitude for real estate; there are exceptions to this however and I will cover that in a later post. So, here I will give you the actual meaning of the word. according to the dictionary:
APTITUDE 1. capability; ability; innate or acquired capacity for something; talent: She has a special aptitude for real estate. 2. readiness or quickness in learning; intelligence: . the state or quality of being apt; special fitness. r.
As you can see, Aptitude should be a prime quality to ALL real estate professionals! Aptitude is an inherent quality...we can not all have it!...But if we do? Then we are driven in ways that others do not understand--and we make the real estate world rock from our very presence in the business.
Aptitude is the way to success as much as COMPETENCE is, with one great big difference--having APTITUDE for anything starts with how much you care about it and how willing and ready you are to tackle the hard parts. Aptitude is more than a 5 day training; it is more than a degree in business!!! Aptitude comes from the willingness to take on a huge responsibility and to take it on with aplomb....with aptitude for something, you can not be stopped---you will succeed at it no matter what; no matter if you make money right away from it or not! Having an APTITUDE FOR REAL ESTATE MEANS YOU WILL PROBABLY EXCEL AT IT!
Have you ever seen a particular agent who seemed to be a "Natural" at selling houses? This particular person can take the ugliest house in the whole wide world and make it irresistible to a buyer! That is because, when "aptitude" is an ingredient in that persons make-up, they know instinctively what to say and what to do (price properties properly as an example!) to convey the right message to the person who is looking...this is the one thing that will make the agent succeed more than all the work in the world, more than all the classes taken and more than all the deals done in the past.
So, if you have it, take a bow...if aptitude is one of your attributes, you are already there in the big time!
Aptitude is crucial of you want a good long and successful career in real estate.