Every month baby Realtors come shooting of the real estate womb like a cannon ball. I remember desperately looking for solutions, answers and of course, clients. Over the last ten years I've been lucky enough to find mentors, Activerain (virtual mentor) and a lot of friends in the business who have helped me along the way.
Every now & then a new agent will ask me for advice. The single most important thing I can share is that real estate changes every day. It's a fact.
Here's what an average week can look like...
Monday: Nobody calls you. You sit around all day fantasizing about winning the lottery and what kind of house you'd buy if you could.
Tuesday: Nobody responds to your emails, fliers or billboards. You buy lotto tickets.
Wednesday: Your aunt Lucy decides to leave her husband and tells your uncle that she needs to sell her house. It's a good thing you attended that family reunion and took interest in chatting with your uncle. you immediately call her acting all concerned about the divorce and then toss in a one-liner (buzz word) about it being a sellers market. Immediately following you play Turn Down For What in your car and blow a factory speaker. You are an official real estate baller.
Thursday: You get a killer referral from Activerain. You just fell in love with blogging.
Friday: You get struck by lightning, but live. This accident reminds you that Realtors who are sole income providers should be more careful about playing golf in the rain. Especially on Friday mornings when you should be working.
Saturday: Your wife says something about something that causes you to think. This thought parlays into a new marketing idea and you spend the rest of the day working on this new project. Later that day you decide to run to the grocery store and accidentally bump into a neighbor who by chance is looking for a rental property. Your project never comes through fruition and your wife seemingly takes all the credit for your new client at the grocery store. You upgrade the hamburger meat at the grocery store from regular to organic. You've earned it.
Sunday: One of your Sellers fires you because you didn't fill the flyer box on Friday like you promised. She doesn't believe your story about getting struck by lightning. You call your friend who enticed you to go play golf and curse him out. You then spend the rest of the day watching football and looking at your cell phone thinking about Monday.