SUCCESS??? What It Takes…

Real Estate Agent Associate Broker

SUCCESS??? What It Takes…


What does it take to be a successful real estate agent these days? This is a loaded question. I think first and foremost you have to decide what success means to you.

 -Is SUCCESS completing a certain volume of sales each year?

 -Is SUCCESS earning a certain dollar amount above and beyond your expenses?

-Is SUCCESS being the top producer in your office, company, city or country?

-Is SUCCESS being a household name?


Once you determine what SUCCESS is to you, then you have to be willing to pay the price for it. There is a price to pay for everything in this life. And sometimes these costs are not readily apparent.

- Are YOU willing to study and learn your craft?

-Are YOU willing to commit to marketing yourself to make the phone ring?

-Are YOU willing to answer the phone when it does ring?

- Are YOU willing to set your schedule around your client’s schedule?

-Are YOU willing to work with a diverse group of people for the benefit of your clients?

-Are YOU willing to accept no closings means no money, but your expenses will keep coming?


Finally, you have to put a plan in place to achieve SUCCESS. Once this plan is in place, work the plan and adjust it as necessary until you start to see the fruits of success. To maintain your success you have to be consistent and persistent because just like success arrives it will leave.



I have been a real estate agent since September 2001.

And beside what I detailed above, I have learned that SUCCESS for Stacey Williams is staying true to my unique style as an individual, accepting the business that fits well into my niche, a willingness to stretch myself to grow my skill set, treating others how I would like to be treated (even when others don't respond in kind) and finding balance between my business life and personal life which I tend to mix a lot!


If you are interested in purchasing a home in the metro Atlanta area and need a real estate professional guide you through the process please contact me via email at or call me at (678)523-1621.


My team focuses on: Alpharetta, Atlanta, College Park, Douglasville, Dunwoody, East Point, Fairburn, Fayetteville, Hiram, Marietta, Peachtree City, Powder Springs, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Smyrna and Union City.

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Stacey Williams, Associate Broker

Ken Harris and Associates Realty

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Comments (25)

Stacey Williams
Alpharetta, GA
Experienced Metro Atlanta Real Estate Agent

Olga-Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I appreciate it. Yes success is work.

May 31, 2014 08:25 AM
Melissa Zavala
Broadpoint Properties - Escondido, CA
Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County

Hi Stacey, I often wonder why people are unwilling to answer the phone, yet they complain that they are not doing enough business. Go figure. Thanks so much for your participation in the contest.

May 31, 2014 09:50 AM
Stacey Williams
Alpharetta, GA
Experienced Metro Atlanta Real Estate Agent

Melissa - I enjoyed wrting this post! Thanks for taking on the task.

May 31, 2014 10:30 AM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Well written post . . . . thanks for sharing your insight.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

May 31, 2014 11:42 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Real Estate, like anything in life is a passion. But also a jealous master, you have to pay attention and growth, change, recreate to make the show and tell effective for results. Real estate is a business first.

May 31, 2014 10:02 PM
Stacey Williams
Alpharetta, GA
Experienced Metro Atlanta Real Estate Agent

Lou - Thank you!

Andrew - Yes real estate is a business.

May 31, 2014 11:50 PM
Wayne Johnson
Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS® - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale

Stacey-It sounds like your follow the principal of planning your work and working your plan. That never seems to fail.


Jun 01, 2014 03:11 AM
Stacey Williams
Alpharetta, GA
Experienced Metro Atlanta Real Estate Agent

Wayne - I do like to plan...

Jun 01, 2014 06:21 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Stacey, Hard work is behind it all. That and working smart will get you to success faster.

Jun 01, 2014 08:12 AM
Stacey Williams
Alpharetta, GA
Experienced Metro Atlanta Real Estate Agent

Debbie- Absolutely!

Jun 01, 2014 10:58 AM
Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

Stacey, very nicely said. I hope you've added this to your bio page because I think it's a winner.

Jun 01, 2014 11:38 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Stacey, thank you for the inspirational post. 

Jun 01, 2014 11:55 PM
Stacey Williams
Alpharetta, GA
Experienced Metro Atlanta Real Estate Agent

Tammie - Thank you...

Gita - Your welcome.

Jun 02, 2014 01:47 AM
Jon Kolsky
Kolsky Realty & Management - Long Beach, CA
Licensed California Real Estate Broker

Stacey~ I love this post, you nail it! Success is relative, but yet success is defined... We have to be willing to do the things necessary to manufacture success and you lay out a perfect plan to attain success 

Jun 02, 2014 01:52 AM
Stacey Williams
Alpharetta, GA
Experienced Metro Atlanta Real Estate Agent

Jon - I believe success is very relative yet defined by the person seeking it!

Jun 02, 2014 02:04 AM
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Stacey, awesome post! I know first hand you treat others with care and compassion and work hard for your clients. 

Jun 02, 2014 09:24 AM
Stacey Williams
Alpharetta, GA
Experienced Metro Atlanta Real Estate Agent

Amanda - You make me blush...thanks!

Jun 02, 2014 11:23 AM
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Stacey~ Lucky for me, I found your post because Debbie Reynolds reblogged it. Great explanation of success. It's all individual. You gave me some great questions to comtemplate, particularly since I partner with my husband and we need to be on the same page to be successful. 

I'm hitting the follow button today too. I've read a few of your posts and I enjoy what you have to say!

Jun 06, 2014 02:16 AM
Stacey Williams
Alpharetta, GA
Experienced Metro Atlanta Real Estate Agent

Donna - I am so glad you got to see the post. Debbie, really blessed me by re-blogging it. I have found that to be successful you have to be YOU. Meaning determine what you want, decide the steps to start getting there then do it. Nothing is perfect and you will ahve to make adjustments, but that okay too! I have always wondered about husband wife RE teams. My husbands has his own business and that allows him to help me when I really need it. I wonder if that would work fulltime...probably end up with alot of ackward moments! LOL. Thanks for following me!

Jun 06, 2014 03:15 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

It is always seems that someone becomes successful without efforts but it is almost never true. You have to learn to use your time, skills, connections, planning in the most effective ways.

Apr 26, 2015 07:30 AM