If I were to try and boil success -- in real estate or any profession -- down to one word, it would be integrity.
With integrity comes honesty, professionalism and thoroughness.
With integrity comes courtesy, and civility.
Integrity allows you to act in the best interest of your client, yet still treat all parties honestly.
With integrity, it doesn't matter if you sell one home per year or 100.
If there is no integrity, what is there?