Chasing Mice or Chasing Gazelle...which in my real estate business?

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Real Estate Agent with Door County Realty Inc.
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Chase a mouse, or chase a gazelle?

The LionThe Lion wakes in the morning and knows he must feed himself and his Pride today.  If the Lion chooses to chase field mice for food he’ll need to chase and catch A LOT of mice to fill his hunger, and, at the end of the day he will still be hungry because of the energy he had to expend to catch those mice.  And those little mice didn’t feed his Pride (the Lions’s social circle of 5 female, 2 male and the young).


If the Lion however chases a Gazelle, the chase may be a bit more difficult, but the reward so, so great.  The Gazelle will provide the Lion and his Pride with food for several days.  No one will go hungry, and in  fact they may have time to stretch and relax in the sun. 

GazelleSo, in my business, will I chase mice?  A lot small “mice” may cover my expenses, but will they ever allow me to grow and do more?  If I chase the larger “Gazelle”, I may have to work a bit harder and get out of my comfort zone, but the reward will not only cover my expenses, it will feed my household, and allow me to do so much more for my family, my church, and those other causes I support—my Pride.

 

Starting today, I’ll still be chasing some mice, but I am going to be working smarter and faster to catch myself a few Gazelle very soon.  

 

PASSION for Results.  CONCERN for People.

Lisa Bieri
Door County Realty Inc.
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I am a full time Broker Associate with Door County Realty, Inc. in Fish Creek and represent both sellers and buyers.  My Mission is to provide real estate excellence to my clients, customers, fellow Door County Realtors and other real estate professionals is my hallmark and I truly believe that “If I am not fired with enthusiasm…I can be fired, with enthusiasm”. 

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I am active in my local community serving on the Sevastopol School Board, the Land Use Committee for the town of Jacksonport, and am a past president and director for the Door County Board of Realtors.  I live in Jacksonport with my husband Bob, with our three children and their spouses (and grandchildren) living not more than two hours away.  I am a lucky person!

If you are a seller, I promise to aggressively market your property to all buyer prospects and Realtors, when we have an offer I will negotiate to preserve the equity in your investment.  As a buyer, I will always be focused on what’s important to you until we find that perfect Door County home or property 

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PASSION for Results.  CONCERN for People.

Lisa Bieri
Door County Realty Inc.
www.HomeInDoorCounty.com
   

I am a full time Broker Associate with Door County Realty, Inc. in Fish Creek and represent both sellers and buyers.  My Mission is to provide real estate excellence to my clients, customers, fellow Door County Realtors and other real estate professionals is my hallmark and I truly believe that “If I am not fired with enthusiasm…I can be fired, with enthusiasm”. 

Search all the Door County Listings By Location Here

Connect with me on Facebook:

     Door County Bucket List-all things Door County 

     Door County Real Estate - get all the new DCR listings via Facebook 

I am active in my local community serving on the Sevastopol School Board, the Land Use Committee for the town of Jacksonport, and am a past president and director for the Door County Board of Realtors.  I live in Jacksonport with my husband Bob, with our three children and their spouses (and grandchildren) living not more than two hours away.  I am a lucky person!

If you are a seller, I promise to aggressively market your property to all buyer prospects and Realtors, when we have an offer I will negotiate to preserve the equity in your investment.  As a buyer, I will always be focused on what’s important to you until we find that perfect Door County home or property 

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  1. Bob Crane 02/06/2017 11:25 PM
  2. Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D 02/07/2017 08:20 AM
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Shahar Hillel
Augusta Financial Inc. - Stevenson Ranch, CA
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Lisa hello.

Good metaphor and a very good example.

All the best.

Feb 05, 2017 05:45 PM #1
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
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Good article, Lisa Bieri . I hope you eat your fill this year!

Feb 05, 2017 07:49 PM #2
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Bob Crane
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Very good point Lisa.

I have found in my business that it takes as much as more effort to work with mice as it does to work with elephants.

bob

Feb 06, 2017 11:22 PM #3
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
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Such a great post by you Lisa Bieri I'm off to hunt Gazelles and wave bye bye to many of the mice. Love this story, simple and powerful in it's message.

Feb 07, 2017 08:18 AM #4
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
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Loved this article, read it on Thomas Nelsons repost. Had an older agent tell me how a coach encouraged him to market for higher priced homes although he had a good market share of lower priced listings, he resisted at first, chasing the mice, but later went on to list those gazelles and make a lot more money.

Feb 07, 2017 11:12 AM #5
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Marte Cliff
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Back when I was an agent I often found that the mice were a lot more work than the gazelles. I have no idea why, but often those small transactions were rife with problems to solve.

Feb 11, 2017 08:13 AM #6
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Will Hamm
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Hello Lisa, How did I miss your blog the first time around.  Carol Williams Second Time around made me come over here.  Great blog!

 

Feb 11, 2017 10:10 AM #7
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Very interesting comparison Lisa Bieri.

I am sure there will be something in-between mice and gazelle.

Feb 11, 2017 08:20 PM #8
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Thanks for sharing your perspective.  

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