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Keep It Simple


KISS -  Keep It Simple Silly!


A good friend of mine once described success as a study of the obvious.  Most of what we need to know, say, and do to be successful in real estate could be taught and understood by a teenager.

Why then are we making this business so complicated?  Remember KISS – Keep It Simple Silly!

Here are some simple truths to help you grow your real estate business:

  1. Treat this business like a business and it will pay you like a business.  But, if you treat it like a hobby, it will pay you like a hobby.  You’ve got to understand that this is a business.  Mentally get engaged.  Learn as much as you can.  Listen to training programs over and over again.  Attend the events.  Master the language of Real Estate.
  2. Freedom by the Numbers – This is a numbers game.  Make a commitment to lead generate daily.  Set a goal to have a certain amount of meaningful conversations per day ( asking for either a referral or an appointment makes the conversation meaningful )  Know how many conversations you need to have per day.  Add people to your database everyday.  Send handwritten notecards every single day.  Remember, when they say no, you say next!  This is a numbers game!
  3. Attend every live event – make a commitment to become learning based this year.  You need the association, the environment, and the knowledge gained from events.
  4. Have a compelling, written “WHY?”  It’s critical for you to know your BIG why.  Why are you building this business?  How will your world be different when you hit your goals?  If your reasons are strong enough, the how will show up!
  5. Decide in writing where you will be a year from now.  Take out your journal and write down how much money you will have made, how many transactions you will have had, what you will have done.  Write it down and commit to make it become a reality. 


This year is yours for the taking!  Simply resolve to keep this business simple, work the numbers, learn the game, discover your Big Why, and commit where you will be a year from now!



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Bill Kennedy
Keller Williams Realty - Greenville, SC
Homes For Sale Greenville SC

This is some great advice Jonathan Dupree* ! Here's to a great 2015!

Jan 11, 2015 10:34 PM #1
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

I love the KISS or SIB-KIS "formula", Jonathan.

  Your 5-point list of  "simple truths" is outstanding!

Jan 11, 2015 10:36 PM #2
Kelly Cummings and Ryan Cummings
The Cummings Company - Mobile, AL
Your Real Estate Consultants For Life!!!

Hi Jonathan Dupree* 

These are some great points that you bring up that some in this business sometimes forget. Thanks for sharing!

Have a great week ahead!

Jan 11, 2015 10:37 PM #3
Nicholas Costantino
Engel & Völkers - Hoboken, NJ
CRS, ASP, e-Pro

Getting back to basics is always a good thing Johnathan. Wishing you much success in the new year!

Jan 11, 2015 11:42 PM #4
Jonathan Dupree
KDK Capital Region Realty Keene Duppre Kirkpatrick - Baton Rouge, LA
The Real Estate Professional

Thanks guys!

Jan 12, 2015 02:16 AM #5
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