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What is your plan to make this your greatest year in real estate? 

Your auto-response is likely:
Make X number of calls,
Attend Y number of networking events, 
Knock on Z number of doors, 
And a host of other sales metrics. 

But amidst all those critical numbers, have you forgotten the thing upon which greatness hinges?

"Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve." ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

With the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service upon us, this is a great time to reflect on purposefully building service into our real estate businesses. If you are not convinced that service is a key to your greatness, particularly in real estate, then think back:

Have you ever offered to help another sales colleague during a time of bereavement or illness? If you did a good job, you probably closed a deal or two, got referrals, or gained new clients. That's pretty great!

Or, have you ever been a faithful volunteer at your local school, community center or church and became the go-to, onsite real estate maven? That's also great!

Have you gone to DC with RPAC to ensure home buyers and sellers have legislation that protects their right to the American Dream and walked away with referral partners throughout the nation? That's super great!

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivering the iconic
"I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial in 1963

Or, there may be another instance where you gave your time, energy or dollars to a person, cause, event or organization that left a positive impact while simultaneously (and often unexpectedly) increased your credibility and "stock" value as a real estate professional. Great, great and great!

If you say, "Nope, I've never done such things in my business", then you may be missing opportunities to enrich the lives of others while effortlessly growing your clientele. That is how to start the year winning!

Neighborhood stores.
Office complexes.

People are the essence of each of these words. Without people, those are simply words on a page. And, when we are champions of these people and their causes, it's amazing how they will, in turn, champion our real estate businesses.

Need ideas to get started? The always real and super helpful Leigh Brown breaks down how to effectively intertwine service without missing a beat in this video replay (starting at minute-48 but the whole video is worth watching :-) ).

Sound off - I would love to hear from you!  Give me a shout on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Google+ or by visiting LearnWithLee.Realtor.  And, be sure to tell the real estate agents you know to get a copy of the 5-star rated workbook, Plan to Win, to transform their real estate sales game plan.  Here's to your success!


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Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Hello Lee.  I have not seen you in a long while so was quite pleased in seeing some recent posts when visiting your profile.  lol Lee.  Not stalking just hoping you are well and still about.  I am surprised to see this post of a day ago with no comments.  It is a good one.  It is in our giving that we receive our greatest successes.  Mark

Jan 18, 2017 01:59 AM #1
Will Nesbitt
Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria - Alexandria, VA
Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.

Contact Lee DavenportEducation & Training near Sandy Springs, GA.

Jan 25, 2017 08:09 AM #2
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