Pick your battles but be sure to have a solid ground to stand on!

Education & Training

It was a sunny day with blue skies and a slight breeze. You could feel the white silky sand under your feet and see the small white caps on the water as the ships began to load up and go out for a day of adventure. There is a smell of coconut sun tan lotion and sea salt in the air. You see boats in the distance and even a pirate (tourist) ship lurking in the water. You imagine being on that ship and you may think what treasure chests may be discovered during this trip? It was time to set sail and locate the next possible deal in the cold unchartered waters of real estate!

As you are out navigating those unchartered waters, you have to be willing and able to do what it takes but choose your battles wisely. You may encounter people that do not have the same ideas or vision that you have. That is okay! You may even encounter negative real estate investors, who cares!  Some people do not like positive people and that's okay.  Some people are negative and confrontational.  I have been investing for more than 15 years and I have met people that are just not happy, but don't let these people ruin your day!  

Think about what certain people went through that had different beliefs than others. For example, Christopher Columbus probably ran into several people that did not agree with him that the earth was round. They told him he would fall off the earth once they set sail. Did that stop Columbus? Absolutely not! Can you really succeed with real estate? Are you really going to make this happen? Should the naysayers stop you? Absolutely not! Some of these naysayers may even be on your current power team.

Is it worth arguing with a realtor about your offer? How about arguing with them about your contingencies? Is it worth arguing with other members of your power team? No, no, no. When it is time just have them walk the plank. You do not need to fight certain battles and at times it is better to just walk away. Do not spend so much energy analyzing why people do not do what you ask spend that energy in finding more real estate deals. If you do this you will find your treasure chests filled with riches in real estate!  

Set sail today to find those riches of education and deals. Stay the course and pick your battles. You have the tools and real estate knowledge to navigate those rough real estate waters ahead. Believe and Achieve! :) Joe

Comments (4)

Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

Great advice this advice can be used in our personal life as well as business life. I know I have often told myself when it comes to my children I have to learn to pick my battles. Thanks for sharing I hope you have a great weekend.

Sep 19, 2015 02:33 AM
Jerry Lucas
ABC Legal Docs LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Mobile Notary Colorado Springs, CO Notary Training

There are many drivers that explode into road rage over perceived offenses by other drivers. I think they will die early from all the stress they create.  They pick their battles foolishly.

Columbus thought the world was round, but he never drove across Kansas.  The edge of the world is at the Grand Canyon.

Sep 19, 2015 04:12 AM
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential



Agents and their clients who start out giving you grief will always give you grief. Just say NO, and wait for someone willing to work respectfully with you.

Sep 20, 2015 06:36 AM
Joe Jurek
Orlando, FL
Real Estate Investor

Thanks for all the feedback and insight.  Great to see helpful real estate investors on this website.  Have a great week ahead.  Believe and Achieve! :) - Joe

Sep 20, 2015 10:48 PM