Building the very first Professional Real Estate Simulator...?

By
Real Estate Agent with Real Living Real Estate Solutions

What a great idea...a Pilot has flight simulators, golfers have golf simulators, and even the army has combat simulators... I think after you decide to start your Real Estate career you should be able to plug in your "Wii" and see how you can actually do... Maybe we would have more productivity, higher Sales volumes, more Listings, leverage more investment properties or decide to open your own real estate office.  Either way, I can only let my imagination run wild because trial and error takes on a whole new meaning when you're not using live ammunition. .  And now with the information explosion caused by the internet, we hardly have any excuse for not being able to leap the tallest building in a single bound because if it has been done before we can find out how to:  Do it, Build it, or Buy it. 

So, the simulator may be getting closer to reality... But wait, the Wright Brothers, Bobby Jones and Arnold Palmer, and certainly the US Army have triumphed for years before the proliferation of the simulator. How did they get the Job done? I guess the old fashion way... PDR...

Practice,

Drill

Rehearse...

Plus a little bit of Mentoring, a little bit of Discipline and a ton of Hard Work.   It's still the tried and true way to succeed at almost anything I guess the only pieces the simulator will not be able to do is the Discipline and Hard Work part... The mentoring can be accomplished by a Mr. Miyagi looking fellow who pops up when you click on the help screen... but I haven't quite figured out how to simulate the hard work piece...How many of us will stay on the simulator long enough to become great realtors, reach for the stars or will everyone simply default to the path of least resistance.  How many of us are ready to get to level 7?  It takes hours just to master that Listing Presentation in level 4, or finding the perfect fit for that family of five while maintaining their budget isn't easy in level3... baking cookies at open houses in level one sure seems easy enough, but canvassing a neighborhood in level 5 and asking for referral in level 6 may take you hours to master... and the key to level 7 will be helping people without looking at how many points you're scoring, that certainly will separate the average Real Estate Agent from the Professional Realtor...  I guess at the end of the day, perfecting the results of a real estate simulator will be no substitution for hard work....

Tuesdays with Tony

Comments (10)

Gary McAdams
GMAC Schwartz Property Sales - Key West, FL
That sounds great.  We do script rehersals in my office all the time and it is pretty helpfull.
Mar 18, 2008 11:34 PM
Charlie Ragonesi
AllMountainRealty.com - Big Canoe, GA
Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
Nice [post we do not call it a simulator but that is a great term for it
Mar 18, 2008 11:36 PM
Nannette Turner
Keller Williams Lynchburg - Lynchburg, VA
Online Marketing Home Ownership Advocate Specialis
I was just talking to my doctor this morning about AR and he said they have forums like this as well as simulators. I thought it would be cool to have such in our industry. 
Mar 18, 2008 11:45 PM
Laura Giannotta
Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore - Little Egg Harbor, NJ
Your Realtor Down the Shore!
Perhaps a Wii Real Estate game would give our prospects and clients a better idea of all the work that's needed to get to the closing table.  I enjoyed this post, Tony!    
Mar 18, 2008 11:57 PM
Douglas Garbe
Real Living Real Estate Solutions - Orlando, FL
Real Living Real Estate Solutions

Tony- For me, mentoring is the biggest obstacle.  Hard work and discipline are by products or good orderly direction.  Now, when you surround me with people who actually care that I am at my very best production level.....then the firecrackers start exploding.

I have always been lucky, and continue to be so, to have good leaders in my professional life who know that the only way for them to keep succeeding is to share the passion and the knowledge.

It's during times like these that a lot of people will fall to the wayside (some will be thrown, I see that too).

And yet, nobody is going to  fall or be thrown if there is a good plan(and planer) somewhere in the office.

And I got that!

Mar 19, 2008 01:38 AM
Tony Marino
Real Living Real Estate Solutions - Orlando, FL
Realtor, Broker, Owner

Douglas,

 

One of the great things about Real Living RES is the size of our company... with only 16 agents, Jim and I always have time to guide you toward your goals.  If you noticed, we tried the passive approach and now we are sticking our noses into everyones business until they say butt out... And we are ok with Butt out...as long as it's not followed by how bad the business is...

Also, thanks for your help on blog style... great insight.

tm

Mar 19, 2008 04:03 AM
Tony Marino
Real Living Real Estate Solutions - Orlando, FL
Realtor, Broker, Owner

Laura,

Thanks for the comments... you mean were not under-worked and overpaid?  I have been lucky, i have had the luxury of primarily working  for folks who appreciate my 7 days a week...

 

tm 

Mar 19, 2008 04:09 AM
Douglas Garbe
Real Living Real Estate Solutions - Orlando, FL
Real Living Real Estate Solutions
Tony -  you are welcome.  Great entry, by the way :)
Mar 19, 2008 04:25 AM
Bob Edwards
Coldwell Banker- The Real Estate Group, Inc. - Appleton, WI
Fox Cities Real Estate Hotline, SFR- Appleton, WI
That thought has run through my mind before too, but more of an on-line virtual something format where you could choose an avatar. It could present a lot of real world twists and turns. In the meantime, Active Rain is great.
Mar 19, 2008 04:29 AM
AlignMark Inc.
AlignMark, Inc. - Maitland, FL

The Wii real estate simulator was created. We actually did develop a “flight simulator” for real estate. AlignMark launched the Real Estate Simulator 5 years ago designed to measure a person’s skills and abilities necessary to be successful as an agent by placing them in simulated situations and then asking how they would respond, we can produce a “score”.  The core skills are sales ability, but we factor in personality and intelligence too.  Anyone can access this program via the internet.  If we can provide more information, please contact info@alignmark.com.  Glen Jaffee

May 28, 2009 03:40 AM