Always Learning

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Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Res0759330

 

Here we are- beginning the month of August! I find almost everyday in the real estate world, something can provide a learning experience, if an Agent is open to it.

The following are bullets that I've experienced in the 17+ yrs I've been in the business, thought I'd share in the event it may help someone else. :-)

  • Don't assume your client is satisfied with your performance as their agent. I've certainly run into this a couple of times as of recently, as a matter of fact, which might have prompted this Blog! You may think you're doing your best, but they think otherwise and sometimes its just  little thing(s).
  • Always be listening to your Client more than talking to them. As the old saying goes, that's why we have 2 ears and one mouth. You'd be surprised how much better the relationship goes, when this practice is put in place.
  • Response is key, especially quick response. Consumers like that!
  • On a personal note, I almost always seem to pull away something in Inspections that seemingly, I never knew. Therefore, coinciding with the title of this Blog.
  • In place Systems and organization are key in being a successful Realtor. Follow ups, staying in touch with past Clients, prospecting, are all systems that enhance the career of being an Agent.
  • When I come across a difficult Client, I always try to work around whatever it is that is difficult- It's a challenge to me in a crazy sort of way, LOL. By working past this hurdle it prepares an Agent for the future of a not so easy Client, whether similar instance or not. 
  • Seeking out what other Successful agents do = again, a great learning tool. It expands thoughts on what can be done to amplify your own career in Real Estate.

Last but not least, your mindset can help or hinder your day. You have to be able to roll with punches in such a career. As trying as it is a times, I don't let myself get down in the event things are going wrong. Every problem has a solution, it just needs to be found!

Happy Summer! It's going quickly!

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Rainmaker
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Kevin Green ,

I'm so glad Kathy Streib featured you post in her "Ah-ha" moments for week Sunday series. Each day there is something new to learn and I love your list ..good stuff!!

Aug 06, 2017 05:20 AM #10
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Kevin. Always be a person under construction. Enjoy your day!

Aug 06, 2017 05:27 AM #11
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Kevin Green
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Wallingford, CT
Residential & Equine Properties

Thnx Dorie!

Aug 06, 2017 05:43 AM #12
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Kevin Green
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Wallingford, CT
Residential & Equine Properties

Thnx Wayne / yes good philosophy!

Aug 06, 2017 05:43 AM #13
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Michael Jacobs
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Hi Kevin -- although earth-shattering revelations are rare, there is something small(or a different way of looking at a topic, situation, issue) that I learn everyday.  Always learning too.  Thankfully.   

Aug 06, 2017 07:49 AM #14
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Kevin Green
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Wallingford, CT
Residential & Equine Properties

So true Michael/ it's a mindset if you're "open" to learning it will come naturally ! Have a great Sunday

Aug 06, 2017 07:58 AM #15
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

I can see why Kathy chose to highlight your blog post today!  Great stuff!

Aug 06, 2017 08:21 AM #16
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kevin

There is a lot of wisdom in this post! I love learaning new things and this business, and life in general, provides that opportunity daily!

Jeff

Aug 06, 2017 08:27 AM #17
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Kevin Green
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Wallingford, CT
Residential & Equine Properties

Thnx Kristin & Jeff! I appreciate your comments 😊

Aug 06, 2017 08:51 AM #18
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Great post.  Of course, communication is the key.  So many agents run and don't even bring their ears close to the client when there is either nothing happening, or there is bad news.  Be in touch and listen.

Aug 06, 2017 09:40 AM #19
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Kevin Green
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Wallingford, CT
Residential & Equine Properties

Thnx Chris so true / Open lines of communication are always a alliance with a realtor and a client

Aug 06, 2017 09:55 AM #20
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Sam Shueh
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While out looking for smoke detector I learned that in CA they demand a 10 year battery life requirements.  Orders for non-ten year battery was cancelled. I wish my broker had made us aware of this new law which benefitted the manufacturers more.

Aug 06, 2017 10:35 AM #21
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, GRI, WLS
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
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Hi  Kevin!  First of all it's great to meet you! Thanks to Kathy Streib for sending me over to read your great post!  I've been in the biz 30+ years and it's always a good time to learn something new.  Wise words you have my new friend!

Aug 06, 2017 11:41 AM #22
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Kevin Green
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Wallingford, CT
Residential & Equine Properties

Anna / Sam thnx for your comments as well! Have a great Sunday!

Aug 06, 2017 11:50 AM #23
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Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
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If we keep our eyes and ears open, yes - we can learn something new every day. Some choose not to do so, and that is their loss.

Aug 06, 2017 12:40 PM #24
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Gary 'Banana' Houghtaling
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Real Estate Agent

Hi Kevin, since this is my 2nd day blogging I have much to learn. I have been behind the scene for my wife Anna fo ryears so I know market reports but that is about all. I look foward to learning from all of you.

Aug 06, 2017 02:40 PM #25
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Kevin Green
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Wallingford, CT
Residential & Equine Properties

Thnx Gary! I really would like to more of it as I enjoy doing but time is a precious commodity / good luck with yours!

Aug 06, 2017 03:03 PM #26
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Bruce Kunz
C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100 - Howell, NJ
REALTOR®, Brick & Howell NJ Homes for Sale

Thanks for sharing, Kevin Green. It's always good to review the things you're highlighted. Definitely helpful.
Bruce 

Aug 06, 2017 08:17 PM #27
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Yes, these are very appropriate takeaways. I've only had a few difficult clients that became ex-clients. Most of the time, it is definitely possible to work through any issues.

Aug 07, 2017 03:22 AM #28
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

What a great choice for Kathy's weekly favorites! So glad she shared it.

You have great advice here!

Aug 07, 2017 10:34 AM #29
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