What does it take to learn something new every day?

By
Real Estate Agent with Real Living Real Estate Solutions

 

What about the rut?  Don't realtors do the same thing day in and day out...? Hell No!  6 months ago, I thought a short sale was any sale under $200,000... Now $200,000 could be my bread and butter for the next few years... I guess I could learn something new every day?  So why don't I? Well it's simple; I don't have the time... I have listings and sales plus buyers and sellers... fire and water...combined with 10 to 12 hours... and the day is gone.

I need to remember the value that I bring to the transaction...to the customers...to the families...to the community.... It's the perspective!  It's the wisdom!  The patience!  The passion and the drive to accomplish the mission...  So, I need to learn something new every day... I crave the oxygen from new growth, the energy from the sunrise, and the power of new ideas... It's why I need to learn something new every day.  Today, I am 47, and I thought I knew it all when I was 27; thank God I was wrong...   I've only been a realtor for 7 years, I've completed 300 transactions but I need to learn something new every day; Don't you?

Remember, the best part or learning is passing it on...

 

Tuesdays with Tony

Comments (17)

Rick Callaham
Team Quintana Real Estate - Spokane, WA
Spokane Realtor
Yeah, It's good to start the day 15 minutes early and take in a few blogs or chapters in a book or both. Then start your day with enthusiasm.
May 06, 2008 01:38 PM
Kathy Fisher Sells Lexington TN homes! 731.845.3413
Five Star Real Estate Services - Lexington, TN

You have time for anything you're willing to make a priority.  It is after all YOUR time!  All the BEST!

May 06, 2008 01:41 PM
Crystal Bush
I Am Marketing - Atlanta, GA

Spokane is right.  Especially with the way the market is, we all need some enthusiasm each morning. 

I might be a bit biased, but if you want to learn something each day, talk to a child.  

And if you're going to be serious about your career, you should want to learn all you can about it. 

May 06, 2008 01:43 PM
Sean Allen
International Financing Solutions - Fort Myers, FL
International Financing Solutions

Learn something new every day ...... A person needs to be open to learning and realize that they do not know everything, they also need to be open to change.

Sean Allen

May 06, 2008 01:45 PM
Cynthia Grimes
eXp Realty, LLC - Westminster, MD
"With You Every Step Home!"
You can never stop learning especially in Real Estate which we know is always changing.  Each day I try to learn something new.  My goal each day is to leave at the ending of the day feeling like I won the day.  Every new idea, every new skill is a huge achievement.
May 06, 2008 01:47 PM
Steve Hoffacker
Steve Hoffacker LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor
Tony, you have to learn something new everyday - even if it's just a new appreciation or understanding of something you thought you alredy knew. Good post.
May 06, 2008 01:47 PM
LaShawn Norden
Keller Williams Heritage Realty - Longwood, FL
REALTOR, (321) 377-0157, Your Real Estate Advocate in Central FL

Tony, great to see you on AR...I joined a few weeks ago and have really found it beneficial...by the way, speaking of learning something everyday, have you learned that those vacations we earned at our previous brokerage were not really free?? :) Fun maybe, but not free! :)

May 06, 2008 01:48 PM
Tony Marino
Real Living Real Estate Solutions - Orlando, FL
Realtor, Broker, Owner

Lashawn,

great to hear from you... you found out what your customers always knew about you... you're 99% of the reason they listed and sold...  you could have worked of Hoborealestate.com and they still would have worked with you... and you're right... aint no free lunch...

come visit sometime.

tm

May 06, 2008 02:18 PM
Tony Marino
Real Living Real Estate Solutions - Orlando, FL
Realtor, Broker, Owner

Steve,

oh, to smell the roses...

thanks for the comments

tm

May 06, 2008 02:20 PM
Tony Marino
Real Living Real Estate Solutions - Orlando, FL
Realtor, Broker, Owner

Sean,

on target.

thanks for the comments.

tm

May 06, 2008 02:22 PM
Tony Marino
Real Living Real Estate Solutions - Orlando, FL
Realtor, Broker, Owner

Rick,

 

i start my day with a new Voicemail message... it signals the start of a new day...

 

thanks for the comments.

tm

May 06, 2008 02:24 PM
Konnie Mac McCarthy
MacNificent Properties, LLC - Cobb Island, MD
Broker/Owner - VA & MD "Time To Get A Move On!"
I think half the battle is to know when you have learned something new...we all kind of go around aimlessly....and probably don't recognize when this happen:)
May 06, 2008 02:25 PM
Tony Marino
Real Living Real Estate Solutions - Orlando, FL
Realtor, Broker, Owner

Crystal,

thanks for the comments... i agree...learn as much as you can...store it up... sell the houses... and pass it on...

 

tm

May 06, 2008 02:30 PM
Tony Marino
Real Living Real Estate Solutions - Orlando, FL
Realtor, Broker, Owner

Kathy,

 

thanks for the comments... if i ever end up on a deserted island...find a Ginnie in a bottle... my 1st wish is to control time...2nd would be to get off the island...that leaves me one for a rainy day.

 

thanks again,

tm

May 06, 2008 02:36 PM
Tony Marino
Real Living Real Estate Solutions - Orlando, FL
Realtor, Broker, Owner

Konnie,

 

right on target... but i ask a lot of questions everyday... it helps.

 

tm

May 07, 2008 12:07 AM
Stephanie Kresl
Global Assist ~ Orlando Sales Division - Orlando, FL

That is exactly what I love about working in this industry...it's always changing and there's always something knew to learn every day. I always look for ways to be inspired and empowered, and it helps to have a GREAT mentor as yourself! Thanks for sharing! By the way, I hope you really enjoyed your birthday.

 

May 08, 2008 03:10 AM
Douglas Garbe
Real Living Real Estate Solutions - Orlando, FL
Real Living Real Estate Solutions

Tony - Great blog!  The truth is that we all get to reinvent ourselves several times in our lifetimes.  My hats so far:  Son, brother, student, graduate, Spanish/Sign-Language instructor, Property Manager and now Realtor.

The interesting thing is that even our professions get to reinvent themselves.  Two years ago a short-sale was a definite step-down.  Now it is, as you point out, our bread and butter.

You bend with the flow, otherwise you break like a stick.

What is happening in Real Estate at the moment is helping us learn and relearn our skills.  It keeps it green.  Green is good.

Good luck and go green.

May 08, 2008 07:56 AM