Flamboyant to Secret Agent, There's Room for Everyone in This Business

Real Estate Agent with Florida Supreme Realty SL514814

Real Estate is an interesting career. I could never promote it as an easy one, however, there are times when this appears so to the layperson. On rare occasions it actually happens too! The old adage that we just sit around and wait for the mailman to drop off checks is partly true. The falsehood though is that these aren't our paychecks, they could be Seller proceeds, rent payments, Buyer deposits, and more with a scattering of commission checks infrequently tossed into the mix. lt's possible that a million dollars could pass through your fingers in a day and none of it reach your pocket or purse. Nonetheless, it is exciting!

LiberaceIt's my belief that the understanding of how our income is derived remains a mystery to a lot of people. Commission rates, cooperating brokerages, agent splits, referral fees and sometimes bonuses factor in to the equation. But, in all likelihood, a principal to any transaction will see the amount paid on the HUD and determine that that dollar amount is what we've  earned. Granted, if you are an independent Broker that amount IS what you earned, less expenses.

You'll have a hard time convincing customers otherwise and it's easier to let it go than try to explain away your income. This mystery offers opportunity to show off your success or provide the ability to conceal it. Both methods have merit in the real estate business and there are millions of combinations which will suit your personality well. This is why it's appropriate to be Liberace one day                                                                                 and Bond, James Bond the next.


  Above all, be honest, it's the one human trait that can thwart any accusations thrown against you! 



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Comments (9)

Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

The story of my life.....Liberace one day, James Bond the next.  Well done sir, I truly like your approach to this subject.

Aug 27, 2015 10:35 PM
Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

Great blog.....thanks for sharing!

Aug 27, 2015 10:36 PM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

It's readily discernible that you're in Bond mode in your profile pic Roger. Whether ostrich feathers or Walther PPK it's always whatever works for you. 

Norma, swing bys are always appreciated.

Aug 27, 2015 10:51 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Ron and I used to have the listing on Liberace's building and his penthouse apartment.  We leased that apt to a casting company.  Of course, everything in the decor had to go...purple  and chartreuse carpeting, many mirrored walls.  It had incredible views of LA , a pool, and lots of citrus trees.  And we met Sean Connery with Michael Caine on the beach in Malibu (he was the best James Bond)...Have a great weekend.  A

Aug 28, 2015 04:18 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Kevin- the mark of a good salesperson... being able to play to their audience while remaining true to yourself. 

Aug 28, 2015 06:33 AM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

We saw Sean Connery in Lyford Cay many years ago. There will never be another 007 like him! His home was not anything like Liberace's. I've only seen pictures and that was enough for me Alexandra.

You're right on the money with that sentiment Kathy. You've given the whole post a huge vertical boost. 

Aug 28, 2015 07:11 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Kevin, I'm no secret agent.  Though many don't believe what I tell them. Sooner or later they understand that it's the truth.

Sep 02, 2015 09:14 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Every time the market heats up we have lots of new agents coming on board, and then reality hits them, and they are gone.  This isn't as easy as it looks to most.

Sep 08, 2015 12:00 PM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

As long as the message keeps being sent eventually it will be received Gabe Sanders!

It's kind of like running, then jumping on a moving freight train Evelyn Johnston. Once on, many don't know what to do and getting off is something that they know is gonna leave a mark.   

Sep 08, 2015 09:09 PM