This man works for PEANUTS.............Do YOU?

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Real Estate Agent with Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC RB14037276

This man works for PEANUTS.............Do YOU?

Have you ever worked for peanuts? Elephants work for Peanuts. The man in the painting works for Peanuts. I'm not sure where the phrase came from, but as a Real Estate Agent, I don't have any desire to work for Peanuts, whatever it means.

 Painting by Larry Johnston

 Acrylic Painting by Larry Johnston©

Assuming that it means not making much money, as an Independant Contractor, we have a choice of making a lot of money in our profession, or not.  Depending how much time and effort you put into Real Estate, you get that much out of it. 

If you target low end properties or work part time, you won't make more than peanuts, but the successful agents will look at FSBO's, Foreclosers, Buyers only, Sellers and Buyers, Expireds, Short Sales and Arms length transactions. When the Agent tries each of those categories, eventually they will find what works best for them.

There is the marketing strategy that goes along with what you choose.  Direct mail, Internet, Social Media, and cold calling are choices you can make. You may try several or all of them, depending on how ambitious you are.

The bottom line is, if you wait for the Buyers and Sellers to come to you, you will be one of those that works for peanuts.

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If you know of anyone that wants to buy or sell a home in the Elkhart County area, have them call me:

Larry Johnston, 574-304-7577, Elkhart County Subdivisions,LLC, Elkhart, Indiana,

or email larry@larry-johnston.com

 

Comments (3)

Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!
Great insight Larry, you absolutely reap what you sow in any given industry, or in life for that matter.
Nov 04, 2013 11:34 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Ev, Thanks for commenting.  Have a great week.

Nov 05, 2013 10:47 AM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Those days you didn't have to worry about someone dressed up like a peanut and giving away treats!

Mar 22, 2014 01:06 AM

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