Learning Curves

Education & Training with HER Realtors

There's always something new! One of the things that has kept real estate interesting for me has been the fact that there seems to be something new every day. Sure, we see a lot of the same sorts of questions, issues, properties, and the like, but even if everything seems the same, there's usually something different to keep us on our toes. We all face learning curves--in other words, we are regularly challenged to learn beyond what we thought we had already mastered. We don't know initially where this learning process will take us. Sometimes we end up becoming experts in some aspect of the business we didn't think we'd ever touch.

I see this happening almost every day with short sale and bank-owned transactions. Just when you think you've grasped the complexities of the short sale transaction, something new comes along from the bank and you're back to learning how to do it in this case. This can be very frustrating for both the agents and those of us trying to help agents wade through a short sale transaction. I try to stay positive and keep reminding agents that what they learn doing the deal will help them with the next one. I'm also reminded that stress is in our lives whether we want it or not. What we do with it is what counts. So, in the stress of the moment when the learning curve seems steep and very curvy, remember that there's an end and what we take away from the experience can help in the long run.

Yes, there's always something new. What we do with the new experience shapes how we carry ourselves in the future.

Comments (4)

Nathan Gilliam
Resident Real Estate Network - Palm Coast, FL

As the saying goes, "There is only one constant in life . . . change." 

Great post.

Apr 15, 2008 03:06 AM
Chip Jefferson
Gibbs Realty and Auction Company - Columbia, SC
I enjoy that aspect of real estate don't you?
Apr 15, 2008 03:09 AM
Royal Goodman
Royalty Home Solutions - Madera, CA
"We Treat You Like a King"
Carol. I know what you mean. Sometimes, I think that the bank just does that to aggravate people. Oh well, all will figure out a way. Thanks for the post, Royal..
Apr 15, 2008 03:11 AM
Ursula Lowther
Keller Williams Realty First Atlanta - Covington, GA

The banks are at a point where they dont know if they are coming or going. It is frustrating when the bank wont assign one person to the file. Everytime you call and end up with someone new you get to go through the whole process again. If they would assign it to one person this would save not only the agents the aggravation but also the bank employee.

 Oh well, I guess we cant expect the to have common sense.


Apr 15, 2008 03:21 AM